• Mike McIntyre

    Square Dance Caller/Instructor

    Rivermont Ramblers Square Dance Club

    Lake Frederick Squares

    Frederick County Promenaders

  • ALERTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Welcome new dancers. 

    Lake Frederick Squares has a Basic class in progress. Location: Events room at Regions 117. 180 Bald Eagle Drive, Lake Frederick, VA.

     

    Frederick County Promenaders has a Basic/Mainstream class in progress. Ballenger Community Center, 5460 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD.

     

    Rivermont Ramblers - Tuesday Night DBD danceshop

    Please contact me for current information, Santmyer Youth Center, 200 East 8th Street, Front Royal, VA

     

    Please contact me if you have any questions about these classes.

     

    See You On The Dance Floor,

    Mike

    last update : 01/05/2020

     

  • Hi, my name is Mike McIntyre

    I love working with passionate people, learning and sharing what I've learned with them.

    This website is my window to share my hobby, Modern Western Square Dancing, with my New and Seasoned Square Dancer friends.

    As a Square Dance Caller, I enjoy teaching the Modern Western Square Dance thru the Plus Level, and Providing entertaining dance choreography and variety with singing calls, ensures an enjoyable dance night at all of my club dances.

    ALL SQUARE DANCE FRIENDS: LINKS TO HELPFUL WEBSITES

    Please find Links on the Side Panel to access

    TAMINATIONS - animated learning tool for each CALL

    SADDLEBROOK SQUARES - CALLS in Vidio format

    CALLERLAB.ORG - An International Square Dance Callers Organization Website

    Calls 'n' Cues Magazine - Washington Area Squaredance Cooperative Association official free online publication.

    Frederick County Promenaders website.

  • Welcome New Dancers

     

    Lake Frederick Basic Class Information:

     

    Lake Frederick Squares will be starting a new Basic class on Aug. 29th, 2019.

    Time: 1pm till 2:30pm generally on Thursday afternoons. No charge for the first class. Location: Events room at Regions 117. 180 Bald Eagle Drive, Lake Frederick, VA.

     

    Here is what we learn. For a copy of the Basic 1 & 2 Program click the LINK TO DOCUMENT

     

    LINK TO SYLLABUS

    CLUB: Lake Frederick SEASON YEAR: 2019 FALL BASIC 1

     

    Class 1 Date:

    1.Circle L & R

    2. Forward and Back

    3. DoSaDo

    4. Swing

    5A. Couples Promenade full and half

    6. Allemand Left

    8A. Right and Left Grand

    5B. Single File Promenade

    12B. Ladies Backtrack

    9. Stars (right and left)

    10. Pass Thru – PASSING RULE

    31. Wheel Around

    15. Courtesy Turn

    16AB. 2 or 4 ladies chain

    7. right and left Arm Turns

    5D. Star Promenade

    11C. Ladies In Men Sashay

    8B. Weave the Ring

    12A. U Turn Back

    11AB. Half Sashay, Rollaway

    22. Right and Left Thru

    23. Grand Square

     

    Class 2 Date: REVIEW

    24. Star Thru

    25. California Twirl

    19. Veer Left

    20. Bend the Line

     

    Class 3 Date:

    18. Lead Right/Left

     

    Class 4 Date:

    21. AC. Circulate family from 2 faced lines, couples, boys, girls, ends, centers.

    36AB. Trade family, couples, boys, girls, centers, ends, (2 faced lines)

    36C. Partner Trade

     

    Class 5 Date:

    13AB. Separate around 1; 2; etc.

    14. Split the Outside Couple

     

    Class 6 Date:

    16C. Chain Down the Line

    29. Circle to a Line

    55. Pass to the Center

     

    Class 7 Date:

    26. Walk Around Your Corner

    27. See Saw

     

    Class 8 Date:

    28. Square Thru

    9. Box Stars ie., Hds Sq-4, Right hand Star w/sides, Hds Star left to the same 2(corner)

    5A. Promenade ¾

    BREAK DOWN RULE

    5C. (wrong way promenade)

     

    Link to Document  

     CLUB: Lake Frederick SEASON YEAR: 2019 FALL BASIC 2

     

    Continuation of the basic 1 and 2 program

    Class Date:

    35. Box the Gnat

    37AB. Ocean wave balance

    38. Alamo Style Wave

    39. Alamo Swing Thru

     

    Class Date:

    39. Swing Thru

    40. Run Family, boys, girls, centers, ends, (2 faced lines, waves)

    36A. Trade (waves)

    21ABC. Circulate (waves), All 8 Circulate

     

    CLASS Date: REVIEW

     

    Class Date:

    OCEAN WAVE RULE

    FACING COUPLES RULE

    47. Flutterwheel, Reverse the Flutter

    48. Sweep ¼

     

    Class Date:

    43. Wheel and Deal (2 faced lines)

    51. Ferris Wheel

     

    Class Date:

    44. Double Pass Thru

    45. FIRST COUPLE LEFT – NEXT RIGHT

    41. Pass The Ocean

    42. EXTEND

     

    Class Date:

    50. Touch ¼

    21D. Circulate, Column (single file)

    21E. CIRCULATE split/box

    49. Trade By

    46. Zoom

    43. Wheel and Deal (lines of 4)

     

    Class Date: REVIEW BASICS

     

     

    Revised 02/24/2019

                                                

  • Welcome New Dancers

     

    Rivermont Ramblers Class Information:

    IF YOU ARE INTERSTED IN TAKING A CLASS IN FRONT ROYAL, VA PLEASE CONTACT ME!
      

    TUESDAY NIGHT DANCESHOP

    WHAT IS A DANCESHOP?

    Square Dance the Mainstream and Plus Levels with emphasis on the Extended Applications of the calls. Where needed, a workshop will be presented.

    Come out and join in on the Fun, Learning and raising the level of your dancing skills in the Mainstream and Plus Levels.

    Raymond E Santmyers Youth Center

    200 E 8TH ST, FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630

    7:00pm till 9:00pm

    Cost: $5.00 per dancer

    Please Contact Nick Capozio

    ncapozio@yahoo.com

    703 932-4112 cell

    540 636-2323 home

    Caller/instructor: Mike McIntyre

    Call-and-que@comcast.net

    (540)336-7412

    Sponsored by Rivermont Ramblers Square Dance Club

    See you on the dance floor,

    Mike

  • Rivermont Ramblers Club Dance Info:

     

    Rambler Schedule Sept 2018 thru Aug 2019

    Link to Document

     

    June 14 Ken Bower & Butch Bloxom (Summer Special)

    July 12 Mike McIntyre ( Red, White, and Blue Dance )

    July 26 Mike McIntyre ( Indoor Picnic )

    Aug 9 Mike McIntyre and Rich Steadman (Ice Cream Social)

    Aug 23 Mike McIntyre ( Summer’s End Dance )

     

    Schedule: Rivermont Ramblers Sept 2019 thru Aug 2020

    LINK TO DOCUMENT

    2019

    September 13 – Dark

    September 27 Mike McIntyre Salute to Sports

    October 11 Matt Worley & Butch Bloxom (Autumn Leaves Dance)

    October 25 Mike McIntyre Halloween

    November 8 Mike McIntyre Honor our Vets

    November 22 Mike McIntyre Thanksgiving

    December 13 Mike McIntyre & Butch Bloxom (Christmas Dance)

    December 28 Dark Christmas Holiday

    December 31 New Year’s Eve Mike McIntyre/Rich Steadman/Art LaVigne/Butch Bloxom

    2020

    January 10 Mike McIntyre (Pajama Party)

    January 24 Mike McIntyre (WASCA Theme Dance)

    February 14 Mike McIntyre (Valentines Dance)

    February 28 Jeremy Butler & Butch Bloxom (VASARDA Booster Dance/Soup and Sandwich)

    March 13 Mike McIntyre (All Aboard for WASCA)

    March 27 Mike McIntyre (Spring Fever Dance)

    April 10 (Dark—Easter Weekend)

    April 24 Mike McIntyre (Crazy Hat Dance)

    May 2 Apple Blossom Festival Matt Worley, Elbert Harrison, Butch Bloxom ----- Winchester, VA

    May 8 Mike McIntyre (Remember Mom)

    June 12 Mike Sikorsky  (Arizona Boots)

    June 26 Ken Bower & Butch Bloxom (Summer Special)

    July 10 Mike McIntyre (Red, White, and Blue Dance)

    July 24 Mike McIntyre (Indoor Picnic)

    Aug 14 Mike McIntyre (Ice Cream Social)

    Aug 28 Mike McIntyre (Summer’s End Dance)

  • Frederick County Promenaders Club Information

    PLEASE CHECKOUT THE FCP WEBSITE FOR ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION. THE LINK IS ON THE SIDE PANEL

    Here is the schedule for the FCP Dances.

    LINK TO DOCUMENT     

    DANCE SCHEDULE

    Caller Mike McIntyre, unless otherwise noted

    2019

    NOV 1

     

    NOV 15

    Guest Caller: Doren McBroom

    DEC 6

     

    DEC 20

     

    2020

    JAN 3

     

    JAN17

    Guest Caller: Drew Scearce

     

    FEB 7

     

     

    FEB 21

     

     

    MAR 6

    Guest Caller: Doren McBroom

     

    MAR 16-18

    WASCA

     

    APR 3

     

    APR 17

     

    MAY 1

     

    MAY 15

    Guest Caller: Bruce Simpers

     

    SUMMER 2020

    JUN5

    Guest Caller: TBD

    JUN 19

    Guest Caller: TBD

    JUL 10 (2nd Fri)

    Guest Caller: TBD

    JUL 16-18

    STAR SPANGLED FESTIVAL

    JUL 24 (4th Fri)

    Guest Caller: TBD

    AUG 7

    Guest Caller: TBD

    AUG 21

    Guest Caller: TBD

    FALL 2020

    SEP 4

     

    SEP 18

     

    OCT 2

     

    OCT 11 (SUN)

     

    NOV 6

     

    NOV 20

     

    DEC 4

     

    DEC 18

     

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    EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    Best Hobby Ever:

    Square Dance Caller 

    Mar 1981 – Present

     

    I have been calling since 1981 and completed a callers school in Las Vegas in 1982. I started with the Caper Cutters in Mills, WY. Other clubs include Single Wheels in Casper, WY., Rawhide and Ruffles in Manassas, VA., Westernairs in Hagarstown, MD., Blue Ridge Twirlers in Winchester, VA., Rivermont Ramblers in Front Royal, VA., Shenandoah Valley Squares Exibition Team, Apple Valley Squares in Wincester, VA., Lake Frederick Squares in Lake Frederick, VA., and Frederick County Promenaders in Frederick, MD.

     

    I am a member of Callerlab, Virginia Callers Assoc., Shenandoah Valley Callers Council, and Virginia Square and Round Dance Assoc.

     

    The Dance is the glue that holds the dancers together. These dancers are all my friends, my inspiration, the reason I have continued to call for 35 years and counting. I am always looking for new friends to join this activity.

  • MY MOTTO

     

    YOU HAVE NOT LEARNED IT, UNTIL YOU CAN TEACH IT

  • CONTACT ME!