Square One entertainment provided us with a fantastic barn dance experience from start to finish. They were prompt and professional. The musicians were excellent. There was a nice mix of slow dancing, line dancing and square dancing, and the instruction made the line and square dancing accessible even to beginners. At one point we had seven squares worth of people do-si-do-ing and promenading, with onlookers clapping and stamping on the sidelines-- and everyone was smiling! It was a huge success, and it is STILL the talk of the town, two weeks later! We will definitely use Square One for our next Barn Dance!
Thank you again for a wonderful night!!
If you want to experience an evening of great music and traditional dance, Cliff Brodeur and the Square One Band are the perfect choice. The band of nationally known musicians are terrific at setting the mood for a rousing Virginia reel or a smooth Tennessee waltz.
Cliff and his wife Senta combine to call the dances with just the right amount of persuasive charm, encouraging everyone to join a square and get moving.
We have enjoyed Cliff, Senta and the Square One musicians at a number of our organization's fundraising events, and there is no doubt that they set the stage for an evening which all participants, dancers or not, enjoy. Their energy and skill in encouraging participation and creating an atmosphere of fun with wonderful musicianship has in no small way contributed to making these evenings a success.
Executive Director Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Sheep Hill 671 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
phone/fax 413-458-2494 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wrlf.org
YMCA Camp Sloane
October 30, 2012
To anyone who wants a professional square dance callers, I recommend Cliff and Senta Brodeur!
Cliff and Senta are terrific! They have called our four Girl Scout Father/Daughter Square Dances every year since 2008 and we couldn't be happier with their work. They are professional, engaging and just do a fantastic job. Our girls and dads come in hesitant to dance but Cliff and Senta have a way of engaging everyone to participate and they always end up dancing and leaving with a smile. Our Girl Scouts are age 6 - 12 but Cliff has a way of mixing it up which appeals to all ages. I highly recommend Cliff and Senta and would be happy to speak to anyone who has a question or concern.
Edgemont Girl Scouts
Scarsdale, New York
October 3, 2012
Dear Cliff and Senta,
On behalf of my wife and me, I would like to thank you for coming to our Rehearsal Dinner as our Square Dance caller. It was a wonderful occasion where to sets of families and friends from different sides of the Atlantic where able to come together, many of them meeting for the first time. The relaxed setting and fun atmosphere was a perfect way to bring everyone together.
The reason why we asked you to lead the dancing for us was based on my memories of you two calling the Square Dances when I was a counsellor at a nearby summer camp. This reputation led me to track you down and invite you both to help us celebrate our wedding weekend. I have heard nothing but positive comments from all the guests saying how much fun they had, how easy it was to pick up the moves and most of all, enjoy themselves. I think this is a testament to Cliffs ability to round up the people and put them at ease and make the dancing fun, easy and enjoyable.
And as always, Senta was fabulous at helping out on the dance floor, making sure people found partners, and partners found other partners to dance with.
Thank you both so much for everything that you did to help us kick-off what turned out to be a wonderful wedding weekend. If anyone ever asks whether I know a good square dance caller for any kind of event, I will certainly point them in your direction.
Thank you again and all the best for the future.
August 15, 2012
You beat me to it. I was going to write and thank you and the band for a fantastic night of entertainment during the barn dance. We were all amazed at how you and your wife managed to teach all of the dances so quickly to a group of inexperienced people. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the music tremendously. The non dancers just enjoyed the talent and the enthusiasm of your band, which was above and beyond what I had hoped. I am so grateful that you made the trip out here! Of course its fine to use the video from the party on your website, I will tell our folks to keep an eye out for it.
Margaret & Ken
May 22, 2009
Dear Cliff and Senta,
It was wonderful to see the parents, children and teachers enjoying the group dances you led at our PTO Picnic and Square Dance. So many parents commented on how fun the evening was and what a great job you and Senta did. Thank you so much. We look forward to booking you for another PTO event.
Undermountain Elementary PTO
November 18, 2008
We want to let you know how very much you and Senta brought to our wedding festivities in New York in July! Our family and friends have showered us with compliments about the Hoedown-Barbecue and the pure pleasure it brought them, especially combined with the formality of the wedding and reception the next evening. Your programming embraced every age and interest: we particularly appreciated your planning the children’s dancing! It was so much fun to see the little cowpokes dancing so happily, learning new music and steps that they could execute.
When my son Mike and I started planning this rehearsal dinner, we hoped it could have the flavor and style of a “down home” gathering, as the wedding itself would be very formal; we were so excited to learn about your company, as we knew square dancing would create the perfect ambience. Others who had brought you and Senta to their varied celebrations and events, from birthday parties on the lawn in Westchester to a Southern church’s Couples Retreat, were unanimous in praising the enormity of the effect you and Senta created. No matter the age or cultural background, you were always able to draw everyone into the fun!
And so it proved that wonderful night in Croton Park! We’ll always remember sharing such a truly wonderful evening. Thank you, Cliff!
Best regards, Micki C. Fox (aka mother of the Groom, Mike Tweed)
Thank you, your wife Senta and the Square One Band for making the Nantucket Lighthouse School’s Home Grown Hoe Down the successful event that it was. Party goers raved about your music. I was amazed by your ability to bring everyone on to the dance floor, even the most reluctant dancers among us. We can’t wait to have your back next fall for the second annual Lighthouse School Home Grown Hoe Down!
The Nantucket Lighthouse School
The buzz on Nantucket is huge. Everyone loved it. We are having a wrap up meeting early next week but we are all hoping to do it again next year....
If you go to our local newspaper, Inquirer and Mirror...go to picture galleries for this week they have a bunch of photos of the hoedown. I will forward others as they come up...
Megan Maltby, Director of Membership Services
Great Harbor Yacht Club --
96 Washington Street --
Nantucket, MA 02554
"Cliff, We are happy to refer anyone and everyone we know to you and your band! You were the best and really made Robin's party special. I was especially impressed with the caliber of musicians who made up the Square One band that evening. I cannot imagine a better sounding group to compliment your fantastic square dance calling. And Senta's professionalism and efforts to keep all the rookies in line were appreciated by all. Thanks again for your wonderful entertainment."
-- Ted and Robin
"Cliff and Senta were wonderful with our students! They chose dances that were appropriate for each age group they worked with, and the students were all active in learning square dancing. It's such a great way to bring the community together."
--Sarah Carlin, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA
Thank you so very much for participating in the Opening Activities of the 2007 Conference of the Association for Conservation Information. Your good cheer, good music and presentation set the stage for this Conference exactly as we had hoped.
Your challenge was to gather these individuals from all parts of the country, most of whom knew few or no other members of the organization, and turn them into a group. It was a "tough sell" but your persistence won out and the folks who participated commented that they had truly enjoyed the experience. The "porch sitters" noted that they had enjoyed the music. Most important, a great majority of the participants commented on the fact that they felt relaxed, welcomed and included. This was a particular goal of the Conference organizers and the fact that it worked is a tribute to you and your delightful group.
Thank you for getting this conference off to an excellent start. If you you should ever want a reference I will be glad to provide."
--Ellie Horowitz, Conference Coordinator
"Dear Cliff and Senta,
Thank you for a wonderful evening! The feedback from everyone has been so positive -- it was the best family fun night ever hosted at St. Thomas School.
We were so impressed with how nicely you managed such a large number of young childre. At one point, there must have been nearly 200 people on the dance floor!
Your mix of traditional square dances and more modern hits such as the "hokey pokey" and "celebration" kept everyone involved. We were exhausted at the end of the night!
You and Senta were a pleasure to work with -- professional, flexible, and most of all, fun. Thank you again for all your efforts."
--Sheila O'Donnell, HSA Fundraising Chair, Fairfield, CT.
The Hoe Down was the talk of the school all week. Everyone enjoyed themselves and thought you & Senta made it such a great time!
If I get more of a committee together, maybe next year we'll do it again!
We at Braintree High School want to thank you for making square dancing so easy and so much fun!!
--Susan, Braintree High School