Come Square Dance every 2nd and 4th Saturday afternoon of the month, 1:30-4:00, at the Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida, Colorado


Colorado is blessed with an amazing array of callers who can go toe to toe with any in the nation!  Mike Olivieri is teaching hex dancing in Denver, and we are delighted to have him in our house again, Jan. 26th.  We never know what the theme of the dance will be, and we look forward to the fun!  1:30-4:00 at the Salida Community Center, BE THERE!!!  BE SQUARE!!!  (Oh, yeah, Andrith will be cueing rounds as well, so you can also be ROUND)



JANUARY 12 :  Denver caller Carl Truszynski is coming our way to call our 2019 FESTIVAL PROMOTION DANCE.  Festival theme is GET RHYTHM, and the colors are BLACK AND WHITE jazzed with RED.  (The festival will be June 13-14-15 at the Pueblo Convention Center and River Walk.)  Our PROMO dance will be at the Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave., Poncha Springs, CO, 5 miles west of Salida on HWY 50, from 1:30-4:00.  Carl will call Mainstream and Plus, and a couple tips at Basic I and II for our current students.   Andrith Davis will cue Ph II and III rounds between tips as well.  Come join the fun, and register for the festival.  It is going to be a super one, with Wade Drive and Mike Seastrom featured callers!


ROGER SCHAPPELL, that Jolly Old Elf, will be flying in on his sleigh to call our Christmas Dance Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Salida Community Center, 1:30-4:00.  Andrith will also be cueing rounds.  So enjoy the convenience of afternoon dancing, break out your JINGLE BELLS, and come celebrate the season with our dance family. 


CAMEL ROCK DANGLE DANCE!  What in the world is that, you ask!  Our club’s Ken Tucker and Pueblo Pepper Steppers’ Gene Berens have organized a dangle dance on Friday, October 26, at the Camel Rock formation in Pojoaque, New Mexico, 1:00.  A number of dancers from our side of the state will be headed for the Cornucopia Jamboree in Albuquerque that weekend, and these two are starting the party early.  Our club caller, Michael Turley, will call a tip or two, and dancers will receive really awesome dangles.  If you would like to join the fun, email for information.  This will be fun!!!
Well, I think we can officially call it fall, now*:-O surprise.  So let’s see what’s happening in the Monarch Mavericks’ world.
October 13, Jeff Palmer comes tearing up the canyon to call our first dance of the season.  What do you say we break out the pretty fall colors, gals, and welcome the season and Jeff in fine fashion?  Don’t forget, Jeff will hold a PLUS REVIEW session from 12:45-1:15.*** 
October 27, Ervin and Nancy Wyatt will trek over from Montrose to call our “creeping up on Halloween” dance.  For those who may not know, the Gunnison Gorge Dancers had their last official dance this last Sunday.  Our club has extended a complimentary membership for 2019 to all of their current members, and we hope they are able to join us from time to time.  Rex and Lola are regulars, and maybe some of the others can come, too.  Losing another club is heartbreaking.
November 10, Bob and Allynn Riggs will join us in Honoring Our Veterans.  Break out your military affiliation gear and wear it with pride.  If you don’t have a particular service, red, white and blue will be the order of the day.  OUR NEW STUDENTS WILL BE DANCING THE FIRST HALF HOUR WITH THE CLUB, so come prepared to welcome them into our family!  I’m sure there will be some round dancing as well.
November 24, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Hal Barnes will help us Work Off That Turkey!  Goodness knows we will need the exercise after all the good eats on Thursday.  We will either have a Plus Review or a student class from 12:45-1:15, which one is TBD.  Stay tuned, LOL!
December 8, Roger Schapell will call our Jingle Bell dance, the last dance of 2018.  This is a fun time to break out your seasonal gear and doo dahs, and kick up the bling while you’re at it.


Okay, Posse, let’s saddle up and head up the pass–Monarch Pass that is… OCTOBER 7TH, HIGH NOON, will be the Show-down at Monarch Crest, east parking lot, where gunslingers MICHAEL TURLEY AND ERVIN WYATT will square off calling tips at 11,312 ft. elevation! Newcomers get a dangle and the rest of the posse gets oxygen!

Heading on west down the pass, the gang will meet at Fred Fields building in the GUNNISON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS where Sheriff JERRY JUNCK will take control of the afternoon workshops, 3-5:00, and evening dance, 7:00-9:30. Sheriff Jerry always brings us good dancing!

SADLY, this will be the LAST ROUND-UP of the GUNNISON GORGE DANCERS. Ervin and Nancy and their team have given it their all for 7 1/2 years, but have decided it’s time to hang it up. So let’s get together and make their last hoedown a barn-burner! MARK THE DATE!


DEBBIE STEINKIRCHNER has graciously offered to call our dance Saturday, Sept. 22.  Bronc Wise is grounded in Sweden and our club caller, Michael Turley, has a glitch in his business, so it’s DEBBIE TO THE RESCUE.  She will be conducting a Plus workshop from 12:45 to 1:15 also, so put on your dancing shoes and come join the fun.  It will be such a beautiful day for a drive, so don’t forget your camera.  SQUARE ‘EM UP!