Oroville Promenaders


Last Revised  10/08/18

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Oroville Promenaders - Square Dance Club





Tim Merino, Caller

Phone Number:  530-321-0677

E-mail: tim@go-ab.com

Web Site:  http://timmerino.com/



  Tim Merino's History:  I began Square Dance calling in 1980 in Oroville California. The clubs I called for were the Chico State Allemanders, Sierra Steppers, and the Table Mountain Stompers. It was a busy time. Calling 3 or 4 nights a week was not unusual. I stopped calling in 1984.

My wife Liz and I re-entered the activity as “Retread” dancers in the last couple of years. That old “calling bug” was calling my name every time I stepped into a square dance hall and heard the music. After some encouragement from dancers I taught over 30 years ago and some “boundary” discussions with my wife, I decided to dust off the old microphone and begin calling again. I recently joined Callerlab, and with that comes membership in BMI and ASCAP which provide music licensing and insurance.

We’re now calling on a regular basis. As we get more calling exposure, more inquiries are coming in for party dance bookings. It’s exciting to see the dancers interest and reaction to our calling efforts. Keeping everyone fully “entertained” is something I truly strive for.

My square dance calling philosophy is to challenge the experienced dancers as much as possible while allowing the not so experienced dancers a chance to participate and grow. I enjoy the calling and the teaching. Everybody should be having as much fun as possible! We would love to see you on the dance floor!

News & Information


Posted: 2-22-18

Our New Class is starting on Wednesday March 14 Let's try and get as many people as we can to try our wonderful activity.



May 5, 2018 Saturday - Oroville Promenaders - Cinco De Mayo Dance,  (Alternating Mainstream and Plus with rounds) Caller: Scott (El Bandito) Byars, Cuer: Erin (La Bandito) Byars. Oroville Veterans Memorial Hall, 2374 Montgomery Street, Oroville, California, 95965. Rounds: 7:00 to 7:30 pm, Square Dancing: 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm. Star tip at 10:00 pm A1/A2 or hot hash depending on floor level. For more information see flyer below or left click link for a printable PDF Flyer

June 16, 2018 Saturday - Oroville Promenaders - Euro-Style Square Dance,  (Plus/A1, Plus/A2) Non-Stop continuous dancing, Caller: Jet Roberts and Tim Merino. Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall at Royer Park, 110 Park Ave, Roseville, California, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, 50/50 Tickets (includes door prizes) Donation: $15.00 per person.  For more information see flyer below or contact Tim Merino at 530-321-0677or left click link for a printable PDF Flyer


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June 16, 2018 Saturday

Euro-Style Square Dance





Tim Merino: Caller
Randy Ross: Cuer

Class Begins: 6:30 and goes till 8:30 (or so) for the beginners. It’s only a $5.50 per person donation for each session. Mainstream and Plus Square Dancing from 8:00 to 10:00. It’s a Full night of fun and friendship. Come join us! Families, Singles, Couples, All ages welcome. Casual attire, Place: Oroville Centennial Cultural Center


SALAD BAR : Second Wednesday of each month. We will be starting the SALAD BAR at 6:30 PM prior to dancing at 7:00 or so.  Liz and I will provide the salad, crackers, bowls, and plastic ware, and the group will bring dressings and toppings and desserts. Signup link for bringing items for the next Salad Bar will be provided the week prior to the event in the weekly Oroville Promenaders Update.

The City of Oroville has provided a nice dancing hall for our classes and workshops at the Oroville, Centennial Cultural Center at 1931 Arlin Rhine Memorial Drive Oroville, CA  95965. (next door to the Oroville Municipal Auditorium that’s located at the corner of Montgomery & Meyers) email questions to tim@go-ab.com or give us a call at 530-321-0677.  ”Angels” and “Retreads” are appreciated.

MAP showing how to find our Class & Workshop.






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