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upcoming dances:
All events in Gloversville unless noted

July 20 Saturday Evening Dance                                      flier
     Anniversary of the Moon Landing, 50 years to the day!
     w/ Elaine and Dennis, potluck begins 5:30
     early rounds at 7pm, square dance at 7:30 

July 21, Sunday. 1-4pm  Tsatsawassa Fire House
    Square dance, Brainard,   6 miles east of Nassau, NY

Aug 10, Saturday, 12-4:30 w/ caller Jim Gotta                 flier
      "Radio Dance"   Bring in your old transistors

Aug 24, Saturday Evening Dance w/ caller Mike Sikorsky
       5:30  Pot Luck                                                              flier

Aug. 25-29 Mid-Atlantic Caller's School w/ Mike Sikorsky
     See flyer for details. We need dancers to come!        flier

Aug 29, Thursday, 12-2, Schaghticoke Fair,  Senior Day
     New York Products Building

* * * * * * * *     Come Dance With Us!     * * * * * * * *
Elaine Mikenas wants to pass on our time honored American tradition of square and round dancing through teaching workshops and calling square  dances which has been her enjoyment for many years. She has been a member of CALLERLAB , the International Association of Square Dance Callers, since 2000. Her philosophy-"It's a party every time!" She has called at the Springfield, MA NSDC, Cincinnati, OH NSDC, Des Moines, Iowa NSDC, and the Kansas City, MO NSDC. She also does  fun dances at Mabee Farm Historical Site, calls for area square dance clubs and other fun groups.

Dennis Viscanti, a native of Brooklyn, grew up in the Capital District. He learned to ballroom dance in his twenties, and has been calling square dancing for 10 years and round dancing for over 35. He is a member of Roundalab, an Association of Round Dance Leaders.  A patient teacher with a simple philosophy... If you want to learn how to dance, you will learn how to dance.
Modern Western Square Dancing, an American folk dance, and Round Dancing are our hobbies.      Both are fun!   Learn as you dance!  

Dancing is an important factor in how we live.   We have both danced for many years and it is our love of dancing that brought us together.   Dancing through life together, we're enjoying every step along the way.   Good friends, good people, good times.

Teaching to the young and old, we look to preserve our national dance in our own dance hall.    The hardwood floor was built by dancers for dancers.   Come and wear it out.  Have fun! 

Enrich your life.
Bring a positive attitude and you will find fun and friendships along the way.
Come dance with us. It's a party every time!:-)
The maple hardwood floor we installed ourselves.

Remember the PBS series "The Big Comfy Couch" from the 1990's
The original couch, added in 2012, gives our hall a nice comfortable feel.
One thing I can say is that it is big and it is comfy.

See it on Youtube
You may email us at

or write us
P.O Box 321, Gloversville, NY  12078

or call us

Just remember that I don't answer the phone when I'm driving, (and I drive an awful lot) so leave a message.
Our names are Elaine and Dennis and we welcome you. Our goal is to cultivate the activity of Square Dancing and Round Dancing, a great form of physical and mental exercise for all ages. To socialize, dance and form friendships while keeping it fun and simple.
Our dance hall is available for other events as well !
We support the following web sites:

Professional Organizations we are members of:

   Where's The Dance
   Ceder.net Square Dance Resources
    Dosado.com   we use the following software
      Digital Music Magician
   Dance Round Out Your Life
   You 2 Can Dance
   National Square Dance Directory
   Committee to Promote Square Dancing
​   Mixed-Up for cue sheets from all over

This page last updated 6/23/19