El Camino Reelers

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Location: Palo Alto, CA USA

Started: 1985

History: Started by Marilyn Martinyak and Pat Dixon as an alternative to the gay square dance clubs located an hour away in San Francisco. Due to its location, the club is well-known as a "geek repository", boasting members employed by Adobe, Sun, Google, and Yahoo.

Classes: A combined Mainstream-Plus class is taught once yearly, generally starting in late August or early September, and finishing up the following April or May.

Club Caller[s]: Rich Reel

Levels: Plus, Advanced, C1

Dance Location[s]: St. Andrews United Methodist Church / 4111 Alma Street / Palo Alto, CA (map)

Fly-Ins Hosted:

  • "Slide Thru Silicon Valley: ECR@25”, April 2-4, 2010, Holiday Inn San Jose (Saundra Bryant, Michael Kellogg, Andy Shore, Rich Reel, Harlan Kerr)
  • “Download the Boat” (Vic Ceder and Michael Kellogg, September 6, 7, 8, 2002, Cupertino High School)
  • “Summer of Love” (Anne Uebelacker and Neil Heather, July 5-7, 2001, Palo Alto High School)
  • "Stetsons To Jetsons" (Saundra Bryant and Andy Finch, January 7-9, 2000, St. Andrews and YWCA)
  • "Shakedown Along The Fault" (West Coast A&C Weekend), October 3-5, 1997, Mt. Alverno Conf. Center in Redwood City, CA (Vic Ceder, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, John Sybalsky, Anne Uebelacker, Rob French, and C.J. Smith)
  • "Slide Thru Silicon Valley", June 30 - July 3, 1995, Cubberley Community Center

Conventions Hosted: