I started square dancing in 1968 at the age of 12. By 1969 I was
attending square dance hoedowns as often as I could and the Starlite
Shufflers hosted some of the dances that I attended. I remember
their caller, Ivan Hasbrouck from these dances but I remember
him more as a pillar in the local caller's association that I
later joined. I don't remember the years but I did attend a couple
of their "Hoot Owl" dances. These featured all night
dancing with breakfast served early the next morning.
I could not even imagine that some 30 years later I would be
their club caller!
The club formed in 1957 (which makes it just a year younger than
I am) and there are still very active charter members.
The Starlight Shufflers have decided to cease dancing
at the end of 2009. They will continue their normal schedule through