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Council-Sponsored Dances

Lollapalooza 4-29-2017

170429 Lollapalooza Three councils (Rainier, Penninsula, and Central Puget Sound) joined to co-host a Lollapalooza of an annual Spring Fair this year on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

A great crowd attended -- 173 dancer. The venue was the beautiful 4,500 sq. ft. hardwood floor Lodge Room in the brand new Allenmore Events Center (the new Elks Club at Allenmore Golf Course)  in central Tacoma.

The featured caller and curer came down with the flu, so Greg and Sue Weber stepped in -- doing a wonderful job.

A photo gallery of the event is at:



Council-Sponsored Dances Format

Following the 2016 Spring Festival dance, a committee met to consider how best to host a Council-sponsored dance to maximize dancing by attendees, rather than sitting through announcements, etc.  After committee meetings and discussions by the board of Rainier Council, the following format was adopted, to begin in 2017:
1. Continuous dancing, no breaks by the Caller, would need both Caller and Cuer to give each other breaks.
2. Council to pay for one Caller and one Cuer. If a club wanted more would need to be approved by the Council or paid for by the hosting club.
3. Ask Caller to keep the tip to 10 minutes.
4. Pre‐sale tickets have a master list to check off names, so if a ticket is forgotten, we'd and not ask them to pay again.
5. Have pre‐rounds a half hour before the dance starts, then have mainstream tips with one round in between. Plus tip at the very end of the dance after the big "thank-you" circle.
6. Keep introduction of VIPs and awards short.
7. Door prizes: draw all tickets, ask winners to raise their hands, direct them to an area for picking up their prizes.
8. Have food available all during the dance, and configure serving surfaces for continuous flow.
9. Have a table for advertisements/dance club schedules and have no announcements.


2-19-2017 Trimble Youth Fund Dance

170219 TrimbleYouthFndAll dancers are invited to the annual Kenn Trimble Youth Fund Dance on Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Sumner Valley Dance Hall. Rainier Council annually sponsors this dance, hosted this year by Roamin's Tacomans, to raise funds to assist the kids in our council's Young Bunch Square Dance Club to participate, and compete, in the annual Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival. That early-May festival is again being held in British Columbia the year.

The fundraiser dance will include silent auction items and assorted baskets of items assembled be the local SD clubs.  Click on the flyer image to download a full PDF of it.


2016 New Years Eve Dance

161231 NewYearsEveRainier Council's New Years Eve dance--Dancing Thru the Decades--is being hosted by Swingin' Squares at Sumner Valley Dance Hall. 9:00pm to midnight, with a post-midnight breakfast. $15 per person.

Callers: Andy Garboden and Greg Weber; Cuers: Lorraine Rouse & Sue Weber.

Dress in the attire of your chosen decade, or whatever you wish.

Click on the flyer to download a PDF of it.







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