El Camino Reelers

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Location: Palo Alto, CA USA

Web Site: http://www.reelers.org

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. Advanced classes are taught periodically.

Club Caller[s]: Rich Reel

Past Club Caller[s]: Bill Hanzel, Vicki Woods, Harlan Kerr, Andy Shore

Levels: Plus, Advanced

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

Fly-Ins Hosted:

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
St. Andrews Methodist Church and Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto--Callers: Vic Ceder and Andy Finch
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto--Callers: Anne Uebelacker and Neil Heather,
Cupertino High School, Cupertino--Callers: Vic Ceder and Michael Kellogg
Holiday Inn, San Jose--Callers: Saundra Bryant, Michael Kellogg, Andy Shore, Rich Reel, Harlan Kerr

Conventions Hosted: