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  • Bonney Lads 'n' Lassies   ( 12 Articles )

    TWeber, Greg & Suehis mainstream club (formed in Bonney Lake in 1955) normally dances the second and fourth Saturday of the month, at Collins Grange, 3404 120th St E, Tacoma, WA (click here for a map). Pre-rounds begin at 7:00 pm; square dancing from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Caller is Greg Weber (wife Sue) and cuer is Lorraine Rouse (husband John). (The club holds one dance in July and in August.)  Click here for the club's current quarterly newsletter. The current presidents are This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 253-875-5380.

  • Spinners   ( 4 Articles )

    Greg and Sue WeberThis mainstream club dances Friday evenings--usually the 1st Friday of the month (except July & August)--at the Buckley Community Hall, 127 N. River Ave., Buckley, WA. (Click here for a map.) Caller is Greg Weber; cuer is Sue Weber.  Square dancing begins at 8:00 pm; pre-rounds at 7:30 pm; potluck at 10:30 pm.
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    For the Spinners' club calendar, click here.

  • South Sound Singles   ( 5 Articles )

    Thomas Jess Jean 170121This mainstream club--that welcomes couples as well as singles--normally dances the first and third Saturday of the month, at Collins Grange, 3404 120th St E, Tacoma, WA (click here for a map). Pre-rounds now begin at 7:00 pm; squares now begin at 7:30 pm. Caller is Jess Thomas (wife is Jean); round dance cuers are Charles Morehead (1st Sat.) and Shawn Cavness (3rd Sat.).  For more club information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (253-851-5773).

     

  • Swingnuts Square Dance Club   ( 0 Articles )

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     Club Caller DON WOOD & Cuer MARIE WOOD   

     

    ABOUT OUR CLUB: 

    Swingnuts is a "Mainstream" square dance club founded in 2010, and serves the southern Puget Sound and greater Tacoma/Pierce County area of Washington State. 

    The club maintains an active dance schedule (click calendar link below for schedule), dancing virtually every Thursday (year-round) and on the 3rd Saturdays of the month from October through May of the following year. We dance at the Sumner Valley VFW Hall in Sumner WA (click here for a map).

    For information, call (253) 200-4566.

     

    CLUB LEADERSHIP:

    Elections are held in April each year. The Executive Board for 2017/2018 takes over in June:

    • PRESIDENT - John (& Angelique) Gillespie;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ;
    • VICE PRESIDENT - Lyle (& Taffy) Melton;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • SECRETARY - Gail (& Lane) Johnston;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • TREASURER - Sylvia Betts;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • CARAVAN CHAIR - Chyrll (& Carl) Coscorrosa;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • PAST PRESIDENT - Lane (& Gail) Johnston - 3 terms (2014-2017);  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Previous PAST PRESIDENTS

    • Cliff (& Virginia) Craig - 2 terms (2012-2014)
    • Leo (& Rochelle) Catt - 2010-2012 - Club Founder and a "Caller-Run" Club during that period)

     

    LOOKING AHEAD Our Event Calendar is posted exclusively on WheresTheDance.com: 

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    ABOUT OUR NORMALLY SCHEDULED EVENTS:

    3rd Saturday of the month (September thru May)

    • DANCE night.
    • These dances frequently involve an appropriate "theme".
    • Club Caller and Cuer usually preside.
    • Typically, there's a 1/2 hour of "Plus" before the official start of the dance.
    • The DANCE is 2 hours of Mainstream w/Rounds ("single" or "double" depending on the attendance).

    Thursdays (October through May)

    • CLASS AND DANCE NIGHTS 
    • We offer FREE "No Experience Necessary" dances the last Thursday in September and in January.
    • Beginners Classes officiall start on the 1st Thursday in October and February.
    • Classes are typically about 90 minutes in length.
    • For annother 90 minutes after class, Mainstream dancing with Rounds and a Plus tip follow.

    Thursdays (June through September)

    • "Thursday-Nite Lites" summer DANCE series. 2017 was our 4th season!
    • Mid-week dance opportunity all summer long.
    • Guest callers from across the entire Puget Sound area.
    • Squares Only (no Rounds)
    • Casual attire.
    • These are not workshops.
    • Great opportunity for newer dancers to get floor-time over the summer months.

    ABOUT SQUARE DANCE LESSONS:

    The club hosts free "No Experience Necessary" Community Square Dances twice per year (September and January) one week prior to the official start of Beginning Square Dance lessons in October and February.

    Lessons are typically 90 minutes in length and initially run for 10-12 weeks at a nominal cost. New dancers will have learned about 50 square dance calls during that period. These new dancers are then encouraged to continue coming to classes to learn the remaining 20 or so "Mainstream" calls which will enable them to dance just about anywhere in the country. They are also encouraged to "angel" (volunteer to help the next class of beginning dancers) for subsequent beginners classes.

    Check the Swingnuts' calendar, or go to the Rainier Council's  Classes Page  for details, including lesson information with other clubs in our council.

     

    *HELP WITH THE CALENDAR:

    Clicking on the "Dance Calendar" link above will "redirect" you to the WheresTheDance.com website, where you will see Swingnuts' dance events (including Dances, Workshops, and Classes) displayed chronologically on a SCHEDULES table. An underlined "hyperlinked" entry in the Description column indicates there's a flyer attached for that event---simply click directly on the hyperlink to open the flyer.

    While still in the SCHEDULES tab, you can "refresh" the display (hit function key F5), and enter the name of another club, or the name of a caller, or even the name of a dance facility in the search fields at the top of the page.

    If you'd like to see what other dance opportunities are scheduled  in the immediate future, select the EVENTS tab and enter a City name (or Zip code) with a distance radius around it that you're interested in searching. By selecting the "Search For Events" subtab, you can even "filter" your results by unchecking the tick-boxes for the event types you're not interested in. You can even view the results in "List" format (default) or in "Calendar" view by selecting the appropriate subtab under the EVENTS maintab.

    Rainier Council is home to 8 square dance clubs (and 2 round dance clubs), plus a couple caller/cuer organizations! Here's a link you can use to view the entire Rainier Council Calendar on WTD on Where'sTheDance.com (it's in a LIST view initially, but you can click on the View In Calendar tab once the page loads to see the Calendar version.)

     

     

 
 
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