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Michael Maltenfort

Michael has been dancing for quite a while and learned Plus while still in high school, with the Wilmette club, "Fascinating Singles." Only dancing occasionally as an undergraduate in upstate New York, he eventually found Chi-Town Squares and learned Advanced.  Before he knew it, he was learning the challenge levels.

Becoming a caller had interested him for years. In January 2002 he began calling and things took off from there. He moved from calling occasional tips to full dances. By vocation he is a teacher and teaches math at Truman College. Michael states, “for some square dancers like me, mathematics and square dancing are pretty much the same thing. If you see me talking excitedly about something, it could be about a new square dance call or bit of choreography, or it could be about a lecture on infinitesimal calculus or a book on topology.  But square dancing has one major advantage over mathematics: it's all about a group of people having fun together.”

Check out how much fun we have....
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“Approximately 80% of US adults and adolescents do not presently accumulate sufficient physical activity for optimum health” according to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These guidelines, created by a committee of exercise and health experts, indicate that square dancers are getting it right!  Read the full article or better yet just go square dancing!


Till December 3rd, we will collect toys and monetary donations to deliver to the
marines on December 4th. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will benefit a family in need!  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals please) or donation to the monthly dance on November 12th or student dance on December 3rd!

Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
1655 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60201

Dance: 2-4pm

Caller: Curt Braffet

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