Square Dance Club
Missouri Promenaders Presidents
Mark & Donna Hasemier
John & Sharon Langley
Dave & June Ledford
Earl & Maggie Brinkman
Vern & Eunice Thieman
Jerry & Joyce Chancey
The Ctub was established in 1976 when
a group of people got together at the VFW Hall in
Florissant, Missouri to squaye dance. They called themselves the Missouri VFW Promenaders-
They danced every Tuesday night.
In 1979, 12 couples started lessons and finished in
1980. The next two years they grew in
numbers and soon the YFW Hall could not hold all the dancers so tlaey moved to John Knox
Presbyterian Church. Then they changed their name to the Missouri Promenaders.
One thing remains today from the old Club. The flag on the badge of long time
representirlg tlte start at tlle VFW HalL
Aii Souls Church has not
alwuys been ihe Ciub hall. Combs School, Immanuel United Church of
Christ, and John Knox Presbyterian Church are afew of the halls used by the Club for dances.
The Missouri Promenarlers have graciuated many new dancers. One ciass had as many as forty
dancers. Our instructors have been Earl Kinsey, Tom Morgan, Wayne Akers,
Jirn 'WHO' Cholmondeley and Stan Mangogna. Don't hold the way we dance against our
instructors, We were taught the "Right Way".
Club activities have all centered around square dancing. To name
a few: Base Ball Games,
Picnics, Patio Dances, Christmas Pcrties, River Boat Danctng, Halloween Parties, Hay Rides,
Six Flags Country Fairs, State Square Dances, and Nationai Square Dance Conventions.
The Club has completed 20 "We Done Its".
Sircce April of 1982, membership has grown from 25 up to 120 and now is down to 23 dancers,.
|Our goals for the future
as many people to square dancing as possible,
To retain our current members,
To provide a
variety of talented and challenging callers and cuers,
To continue to
promote square dancing as an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone,
both the young and the young-at-heart.