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Swingnuts Square Dance Club

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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). Beginning with the 2019-2020 dance season (starting in October 2019) we are moving our Saturday dance schedule each month to the 1st Saturday of the month. 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. Our current officers are:

  • PRESIDENT - Lane (& Gail) Johnston - 4 terms; email
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Kathleen Rogacki;
  • 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 - TBA
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - John (& Angelique) Gillespie - 2 terms; email

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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Thursday-Nite Lites (season 6) calendar

 

MEDIA LINKS (go directly to other sites with Swingnuts'-specific content) 

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USEFUL HASHTAGS:  

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ABOUT OUR NORMALLY SCHEDULED EVENTS:

1st Saturday of the month (October 2019 thru June 2020)

  • DANCE night.
  • These dances frequently involve an appropriate "theme".
  • Occasionally we may have a Guest Caller and/or Cuer, but our Club Caller and Cuer normally perform at these dances.
  • Typically, there's an hour of "Plus" (with single rounds) before the official start of the dance.
  • The DANCE is 2 hours of Mainstream w/Rounds ("single" or "double" depending on the attendance), and usually with a Plus tip at the end of the evening.

Thursdays (September through May)

  • CLASS AND DANCE NIGHTS 
  • We offer a FREE "No Experience Necessary" dance on the last Thursday in September.
  • Beginners Classes officially start on the 1st Thursday in October and meet each week thereafter. [New enrollments are allowed during the 1st and 2nd class only].
  • New dancers will learn how to perform a standard list of "calls" (manouevers) that will enable them to dance just about anywhere in the country. 
  • Classes are typically about 90 minutes in length.

 

Thursdays (June through August)

THURSDAY-NITE LITES (season 6) CALENDAR

  • "Thursday-Nite Lites" summer DANCE series. 2019 is our 6th season!
  • Mid-week dance opportunity all summer long.
  • A different guest caller each week (mostly "local/regional", but some "national").
  • Squares Only (no Rounds)
  • Casual attire.
  • These are not workshops. They are dances!
  • Great opportunity for newer dancers to get floor-time over the summer months.

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

 

 

 

 
 
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