El Camino Reelers
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA
Web Site: http://www.reelers.org
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. Advanced classes are taught periodically.
Club Caller[s]: Rich Reel
Dance Location[s]: St. Andrews United Methodist Church / 4111 Alma Street / Palo Alto, CA (map)
- Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, CA--Callers: Mike Jacobs, Andy Shore, Deborah Parnell, John Sybalsky
- Mount Alverno Confrence Center, Redwood City, CA--Callers: Vic Ceder, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, John Sybalsky, Anne Uebelacker, Rob French, and C.J. Smith
- "Slide Thru Silicon Valley: From Stetsons To Jetsons" January 7-9, 2000
- St. Andrews Methodist Church and Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, CA--Callers: Vic Ceder and Andy Finch
- Holiday Inn, San Jose, CA--Callers: Saundra Bryant, Michael Kellogg, Andy Shore, Rich Reel, Harlan Kerr
- 1996: "Stars, Thars and Cable Cars", July 3-6, 1996 in San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero Hyatt) (Co-hosted with Foggy City Dancers and Western Star Dancers)
- 2005: "Star Thru the Silicon Galaxy", July 1-4, 2005 in Santa Clara, CA (Santa Clara Marriott)
- Marilyn Martinyak, IAGSDC Chair, ??-??
- Randy Clark, IAGSDC Vice Chair, 1994-5
- Andy Shore, Gay Callers Association President, ??-??
- Mary Gold, Alotta Gelotta, and Patsy Sue Veneer, Honky Tonk Queen, 2001
- Andy Shore, Golden Boot Award 2002
- Gypsum Rock Lee, Honky Tonk Queen, 2003