• Mike McIntyre

    Square Dance Caller/Instructor

    Rivermont Ramblers Square Dance Club

    Lake Frederick Squares

    Frederick County Promenaders

    WV Panhandlers

  • ALERTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Hi all, Dancing is slowly starting back up as the venues give us permission to do so.

    1. Lake Frederick hopefully will be starting in January of 2022, details forthcoming.

    Location: Events room at Regions 117. 180 Bald Eagle Drive, Lake Frederick, VA.

     

    2. Rivermont Ramblers Club Dances are in progress. Classes are in progress at the Youth Center, 200 E 8th St, Front Royal, VA 22630.

    7:00 - 9:00 pm. Angels always welcome.

    Schedule is now available below.

     

    3. Frederick County Promenaders Classes are in progress.

    Dan Grimes is the caller/instructor

    Location: Ballenger Community Center, 5460 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703 7:30 till 9:30 pm

    Club dances are in progress, see Schedule now available below.

     

    4. WV Panhandlers Classes are in progress. Location at Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Center, 110 W North St., Charles Town, WV 25414

    Time is 7:00 till 9:00 pm

    Regular Club Dance Schedule is now availiable below.

     

    Welcome new dancers. 

    Lake Frederick Squares will try to start dancing in January of 2022.

     

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

     

    See You On The Dance Floor,

    Mike

    last update : 10/29/2021

     

  • 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 try to start dancing in January of 2022.

  • Welcome New Dancers

     

    Rivermont Ramblers Class Information:

    IF YOU ARE INTERSTED IN TAKING A CLASS IN FRONT ROYAL, VA PLEASE CONTACT ME!
    Below is a lesson progression guide.
    SQUARE DANCE LESSON PROGRESSION GUIDE
     
    Class 1 Date: 9/7/2021
    REVIEW OF 2 FREE SESSIONS
    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
    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: 9/14/2021
    24. Star Thru
    18. Lead Right
    19. Veer Left
    20. Bend the Line
    21. AC. Circulate family from 2 faced lines, couples,
    boys, girls, ends, centers.
    19. Veer Right
    25. California Twirl
     
    Class 3 Date: 9/21/2021
    13AB. Separate around 1; 2; etc.
    36AB. Trade family,
    couples, boys, girls, centers, ends, (2 faced lines)
    14. Split the Outside Couple
    36C. Partner Trade
     
    Class 4 Date:
    16C. Chain Down the Line
    29. Circle to a Line
    55. Pass to the Center
     
    Class 5 Date:
    28. Square Thru
    26. Walk Around Your Corner
    27. See Saw
     
    Class 6 Date:
    5A. Promenade ¾
    BREAK DOWN RULE
    5C. (wrong way promenade)
    9. Box Stars ie., Hds Sq-4,
    Right hand Star w/sides, Hds Star left to the same 2(corner)
     
    Class 7 Date:
    31. Wheel Around
    35. Box the Gnat
    37AB. Ocean wave balance
    OCEAN WAVE RULE
    FACING COUPLES RULE
    39. Swing Thru
    40. Run Family, boys, girls, centers, ends,
    (2 faced lines, waves)
    36A. Trade (waves)
    21ABC. Circulate (waves), All 8 Circulate
     
    Class 8 Date:
    17. Do Pa So
    32AB. Allemande Thar
    34. Shoot the Star, Full Around
    33. Slip the Clutch
    38. Alamo Style Wave
    39. Alamo Swing Thru
     
    Class 9 Date:
    47. Flutterwheel
    Reverse the Flutter
    48. Sweep ¼
    43. Wheel and Deal (2 faced lines)
    51. Ferris Wheel
     
    Class 10 Date:
    44. Double Pass Thru
    45. FIRST COUPLE LEFT – NEXT RIGHT
    42. EXTEND
    41. Pass The Ocean
    50. Touch ¼
    21D. Circulate, single file
    21E. CIRCULATE split/box
    49. Trade By
     
    Class 11 Date:
    46. Zoom
    43. Wheel and Deal (lines of 4)
     
    Class 12 Date:
    REVIEW BASICS
    {ALP MAINSTREAM LIST}
     
    Class 13 Date:
    53. Turn Thru
    (28. left square thru)
    52. Cloverleaf
    39. Left Swing Thru
    54. Eight Chain Thru
     
    Class 14 Date:
    59. Spin the Top
    57. Centers In
    58. Cast Off ¾
     
    Class 15 Date:
    61. Slide Thru
    60. Walk and Dodge
    56. Single Hinge
     
    Class 16 Date:
    65. Tag the Line
    66. Half Tag
    67. Scoot Back
     
    Class 17 Date:
    62. Fold Family boys, girls, centers, ends, cross
    40. Cross Run
     
    Class 18 Date:
    30. INSIDE ARCH AND DIVE THRU
    63. Dixie Style to a Wave
    37. Left hand wave
     
    Class 19 Date:
    56. Couples Hinge
    68. Recycle
    64. Spin Chain Thru
    (32C. wrong way thar)
     
    Class 20 Date:
    But on the 3rd / 5th hand concept
    Example:
    Heads Promenade ½, Lead Right, Circle to a Line,
    Slide Thru, Square thru 5 but on the 5th hand, Spin Chain Thru,
    Swing Corner, Promenade
     

    Please note: This is the list as taught in the 2012-2013 season.
    In the 2011-2012 season the course was taught in 17 classes, due to a number of things.
    No Snow Days, only 4 students – 2 of which danced as
    teenagers, no absentee students.
    Revised 07-19-2013
     

  • Rivermont Ramblers Club Dance Info:

     

     

    Schedule: Rivermont Ramblers July 2021 - Dec. 2022 LINK TO DOWNLOAD

     

    The Rivermont Ramblers 2021 & 2022 Schedule

    DATE

    EVENT

    PLACE

    CALLER/CUER

    TIME

     

    Sept 24, Friday

    Welcome Back Fall

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    October 8, Friday

    Festival of Leaves

    Youth Center

    Matt Worley, Caller

    Butch Bloxom, Cuer

    Pre-rounds 7:30

    2x2’s 8-10

    Octr 22, Friday

    Ghosts and Goblins

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Nov 12, Friday

    Tribute to Veterans

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Dec 10, Friday

    Christmas Fun

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre, Caller

    Butch Bloxom Cuer

    Pre-rounds 6:30 – 7:30, 2x2’s 8-10

    December 31, Friday

    Ringing in the New Year

    Panhandlers/Ramblers

    Charles Town, WV

    McIntyre, Lavigne, Callers

    Butch Bloxom, Cuer

    Pre-rounds 8-9:00

    2x2’s 9-12:00

    2022 Schedule

     

     

     

     

    Jan 14, Friday

    Pajama Party

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Jan 28, Friday

    WASCA Theme Dance

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Feb 11, Friday

    Valentine Party

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Feb 25, Friday

    VASARDA Booster &

    Soup and Sandwich

    Youth Center

    Jeremy Butler, Caller

    Butch Bloxom, Cuer

    Pre-rounds 7-8:00

    2x2’s 8-10

    Mar 11, Friday

    WASCA Rte 66 Countdown

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Mar 25, Friday

    WASCA Survivors Dance

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:0

    April 8, Friday

    Crazy Hat Dance

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    April 22, Friday

    Springtime in the Valley

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    May 13, Friday

    Celebrate Mom

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    June 14, Tuesday

    Arizona Boots

    Youth Center

    Mike Sikorsky CallnCue

    7:30 – 10:00

    July 8, Friday

    Honor our Nation

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    July 22, Friday

    Indoor Picnic

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Aug 12, Friday

    Beach Party Time

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Aug 26, Friday

    Ice Cream Social

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Sept 23, Friday

    Kickoff to Fall

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Oct 14, Friday

    Festival of Leaves

    Youth Center

    Matt Worley – Caller

    Butch Bloxom - Cuer

    PreRounds 7:00-8:00

    2x2 8:00 – 10:00

    Oct 28, Friday

    Spooky Special Dance

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre CallnCue

    PR 7:30 / 2x2 8-10:00

    Dec 9, Friday

    Christmas Special

    Youth Center

    Mike McIntyre Calling

    Butch Bloxom Cueing

    PreRounds 7:00-8:00

    2x2 8:00 – 10:00

    Dec 31,

    New Year’s Eve

     

     

     

    Raymond Santmyers Youth Center, 200 E. 8th Street, Front Royal

    (info) call 703 932 4112 or 540 636 2323

    (email) ncapozio@yahoo.com

     

  • 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 DOWNLOAD

     

    2021/2022 DANCE SCHEDULE 1st & 3rd Fridays (unless noted) •

    7:30 to 10:00pm Sundays 3:00 to 5:30pm (as noted)

    2x2 Plus Level Squares • Phase II IV Rounds

    Caller/Cuer: Mike McIntyre

     

    2021

    Sep. 5 (Sun) Welcome Back Dancers! Club colors – Black/Gold and White

    Sep. 17 Fall Colors Dance Oct. 1 Wild West Theme

     

    Oct. 10 (Sun) Halloween

     

    Nov. 5 Veterans Salute

    Nov. 19 We are Thankful – Pre-dance Pot Luck dinner

     

    Dec. 3 Rock & Roll – 50’s and 60’s Dress

    Dec. 17 Holiday Colors – Caroling to Follow

     

    2022

    Jan. 7 New Year’s Black and White Dance

    Jan. 21 Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    Feb. 4 Wear Your Favorite Sports Jersey

    Feb. 18 Hawaiian Night

     

    Mar. 4 Backwards Party

    Mar. 13 (Sun) St. Patrick Dance

    Mar. 17 -19 No Dance. See you at WASCA!

     

    Apr. 1 April Fool’s – The door is wide open!

    Apr. 22 Breakfast Night (Guest Caller – Drew Scearce - No Rounds)

     

    May 6 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    May 27 Patriotic – Red/White/Blue Colors

    All Dances 240-356-1255

    Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club

    fcpromenaders@gmail.com

    8101 Crum Road ● Walkersville, MD

    Frederickcountypromenaders.com (Off MD 26; Liberty Rd.) Facebook.com/frederickcountypromenaders

  • WV Panhandlers Club Information

    This club used to be Martinsburg Panhandlers, but now is dancing at the Asbury United Methodist Church "Asbury Center" in Charles Town, WV, Most dances will be on the first and third Saturdays of the Month. There classes will be on Thursday evenings, starting September 9th.

     

    Schedule: Panhandlers 2021 - 2022 LINK TO DOWNLOAD

     

    The Panhandlers 2021 & 2022 Schedule –revised 4/26/2021

    DATE

    EVENT

    PLACE

    CALLER/CUER

    TIME

    2021

     

     

     

    Pre rounds/2x2 Dance

    Sept. 4th

    Casual Night

    AUMC

    McIntyre/McIntyre

    7:-7:30/10:00

    18th

    Western Roundup

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    Oct. 2cd

    60’s Hippie Dance

    AUMC

     

    McIntyre/Ryder

     

    7:00-7:30/10:00

    16th

    Black and White Light Dance

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    Nov. 6th

    Veterans Appreciation

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    20th

    Team Jersey Night

    AUMC

    McIntyre/C. Eum

    7:00-7:30/10:00

    Dec. 4th

    Snowball Dance

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    18th

    Venue TBD

     

     

     

    31st Friday

    NYE DANCE

    AUMC

    Lavigne, McIntyre, Grimes / Bloxom

    8:00-9:00/ 12:00pm

    2022

     

     

     

     

    Jan. 15th

    WASCA THEME

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    Feb. 5th

    Crazy Hat Dance

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    19th

    Valentine Dance

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    Mar. 5th

    Rockin’ & Rollin’ to VA State

    AUMC

    Gene Chamberlain

    / Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    19th

    DARK - WASCA

     

     

     

    Apr. 2cd

    Spring Fling

    AUMC

    Tom Miller

    /Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    16th

    Beach Party

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    May 7th

    TBD

    AUMC

    McIntyre/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

    21st

    Ice Cream Social

    AUMC

    Cameron Harnish/Bloxom

    6:30-7:30/10:00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AUMC – Asbury United Methodist Church

    110 W. North St.

    Charles Town, WV 25414

    For Information contact:

    Dan Grimes (co President) 404-290-8696 or dgcoach@gmail.com

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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., Frederick County Promenaders in Frederick, MD.,

    and WV Panhandlers in Charles Town, WV.

     

    I am a member of Callerlab, Virginia Callers Assoc., Shenandoah Valley Callers Council, National Capitol Area Square Dance Leaders Assoc., 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 40 years and counting. I am always looking for new friends to join this activity.

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