Twirlers Square Dance Club

Canyon Lake Twirlers Square Dance Club

Square Dancing in Menifee, California







Earlean Wagner

(951) 679-1732

Lois Burton




Vice President (Class Coordinator):



Joyce Deffenbacher




Class Manager:









Muriel Greenwood

(951) 679-7351

Eileen  Johnson







Dale Houser      

(619) 368-2121

Carolyn Scott







Merrie Ann Franks

(310) 508-2412




Publicity &: Flyers



 Cindy Neil







Karin Sanchez

(951) 301-5878




CCHA Representative:  



 David Franks

(310) 508-2412











Lorie Abeles





Social Media Guru &



 Contracts & Booking



Andy Abeles

(951) 764-3346


Canyon Lake Twirlers celebrated their 40th Anniversary in January 2014. The Twirlers began in 1974 primarily as a Square Dance Club for people who lived in Canyon Lake, California. We were fortunate that a caller, Joe Maness, lived in Canyon Lake. He started our Club and was an adviser for many years. In 1976 our club joined with Cow Counties Hoedown Association (CCHA) and our members now include many wonderful people from other cities.

Our first President was Les Roche elected in 1975. The membership in the beginning years was approximately twenty eight square dancers. Through the years we have benefited from many wonderful callers. Our first guest caller was Speedy Spivacke in September of 1976.

Except for a brief interlude during construction, we were fortunate in always having our beautiful Lodge to hold our dances. At Canyon Lake our dance hall is located in our Lodge overlooking our lake. It is a beautiful location and our wall of windows gives us a marvelous view. Because of the locations of our Lodge there are always plenty of parking spaces for our monthly dances.

At one time we had dances on Friday nights, but in recent history we have changed our monthly Dance to a Sunday afternoon. This system has proven to be a good choice for us. We also use a Solo Board at our dances and classes. No one is ever left out of a Canyon Lake Dance.

Our classes begin in mid September and we look forward to graduating accomplished dancers each Spring.

The Canyon Lake Twirlers are known for their friendliness and good nature. We are a Club that loves to dance and we always remember that Square Dancing is for fun and fellowship.