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


Come to Salida, enjoy the beautiful fall colors and have a blast dancing with caller Jeff Palmer and the Monarch Mavericks. FALL COLORS is the dress theme! Pre-Rounds 12:45-1:15, Andrith cueing, 1:30-4:00 SSD, announced Plus, and rounds between tips. Bring your dancing shoes and energy drinks–the Mavericks dance all out!


Bear Miller comes south from Denver to call our dance Saturday, September 11, at the Salida Community Center. The dance is from 1:30-4:00, rounds between tips with Andrith cueing. Please bring your own water bottle and personal snacks.

The Southeast Area Square Dance Council will have their quarterly meeting that morning at the same place. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m., with coffee and rolls beforehand. Dancers are invited to attend to see what it’s all about.

Because of Covid issues, we are going from dance to dance, week to week. Cancellations are happening all over the northern part of the state, but not in the southern part as yet. Stay tuned…

Roger Schappell 7/24/21

Roger is coming all the way from Fort Collins to call our dance this Saturday. The club always enjoys Roger’s dances, so come out and enjoy the energy with Roger and the Mavericks!

12:45-1:15, Pre-Rounds, Andrith Davis cueing

1:30-2:00, Refresh and Review

2:00-4:00, Social Square Dance, with Rounds Between Tips

Salida Community Center, 305 F St., Salida, CO

No Covid restrictions, but please bring your own bottled water or non-spill container and personal snacks. No Dress code–it’s summer!


The Mavericks are back in the game, and our third dance is the 10th of July with Bob Riggs calling and his lovely wife Allynn cueing. Pre-rounds are 12:45-1:15, SSD square dance 1:30-4:00 with rounds between tips. Come to the Salida Community Center, 305 F Street, to join the fun. No Covid restrictions and no dress code. Don’t dance? Come watch–your face will be tired with the laughing and visiting with a fun-loving crowd. See you there!


JUNE 12, HAL BARNES CALLING, Andrith Davis cueing Pre-Rounds 12:45-1:15, 1:30-2:00 Review,2:00-4:00, SSD Squares with 3rd Tip Plus. Masks optional. Please bring your own non-spill water bottle and snacks. Salida Community Center, 305 F Street, Salida, CO.


All righty, square and round dancers, looks like we are going to give dancing a try starting June 12. Hopefully the Covid restrictions we be loose enough by then to allow us to open the doors! So, tentatively, our dancing will start June 12 with Caller Hal Barnes and Cuer Andrith Davis, at the Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Our usual dance time is 1:30-4:00, mostly Social Square Dance level (EASY) with a little Plus just to remind us of how long it has been since we have danced. Hal has promised that we will start with Circle Left and review from there!

We hope that masks will be optional, and really encourage everyone to be vaccinated before then. Covid makes it hard to etch plans in stone, so keep checking back for updates.


We are so bummed, missing the call to “Square ’em Up”.  Needless to say, we can’t even predict when this will happen again, but until it is safe for everyone, we are on hold.  Keep checking back, and keep the faith!


Rather than have dancers wondering when it is safe to get back on the floor, we are SUSPENDING ALL ACTIVITIES until SEPTEMBER.  Come August, our board will evaluate the situation at that time and decide about the dance schedule for the rest of this year.  In the meantime, watch square and round dance videos on YouTube, get into the Zoom virtual dances, and keep the home fires burning.    Stay tuned for another episode of “Life in the Covid-19 Lane…”.


Like so many other, we are cancelling our dances and classes until further notice.  Tumbleweed Jamboree is scheduled for April 25th, but the likelihood is that it will be postponed until May 23 at least, with Bob Riggs.  Stay tuned for the next episode of…”Life in the Covid-19 Lane.”


Mavericks pose with Timberline Toppers and Topper students for the long-awaited banner retrieval on Leap Day.  Fun dancing and lots of laughs.