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Swingnuts Square Dance Club (Sumner, WA)

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 Club Caller DON WOOD & Cuer MARIE WOOD   

 

Update: as of April 6, 2021:

The Swingnuts Square Dance Club is DANCING AGAIN! But for the moment, it's limited to ROUND DANCING!

Along with all other clubs in Washington State, we SUSPENDED ALL DANCE ACTIVITIES over 400 days ago (in March of 2020) to minimize the potential risk of "community spread" of the Covid-19 virus.

This action by our Board was taken voluntarily and was announced on Facebook to the broader square dance community and communicated directly via email to our membership prior to the announcement issued by the Governor of WA state limiting social gatherings during the current health crisis.

We hope ot resume SQUARE DANCING, undoubtedly with some new guidelines, in the near future.

Stay safe, everyone. Take care of yourselves, your family, and those with whom you come in contact.

 

ABOUT OUR CLUB: 

The Swingnuts Square Dance Club is a growing "Mainstream" club of approximately 40 members. It was 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):

  • Thursday evenings (year-round) for lessons, workshops and our "Thursday-Nite Lites" Summer Dance Series featuring a different caller each week.
  • And we are moving our once monthly SATURDAY DANCE to the 3rd Saturday each month (Ocotber thru June). 

The club dances at the VFW Hall, 1705 Willow St., Sumner WA 98390 (click here for a map). 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Our "official" Dance Calendar is posted on WheresTheDance.com (but dances are also posted on our Facebook page): 

 

SWINGNUTS PICTURES & VIDEOS

Check out our galleries (CLICK HERE !)

ABOUT LESSONS:

Due to the Pandemic, we are currently reviewing and formalizing plans for lessons (probably in the Fall of 2021).

We are currently (April 2021) starting ROUND DANCE LESSONS (Beginning WALTZ) on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm. Marie Wood is our Cuer/Instructor.

Simply complete this form and we'll notify you about upcoming square or round dance lessons by email and/or text message! 

Calendar-jpgSwingnuts'  Dance Calendar on WheresTheDance website <click link

 

 

  • "Thursday-Nite Lites" summer DANCE series. 2020 WOULD HAVE BEEN our 7th season (but we had to cancel it due to the pandemic!)
  • 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. 

ABOUT OUR  "3rd SATURDAY" DANCES:

 (October thru June)

  • 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. 

CONTACT US:

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)

 For information, call (253) 200-4566.   

MEDIA LINKS ...go directly to other sites with Swingnuts'-specific content (it's a "learn-as-you-go" work in progress) 

...social media sites...

 FB-fLogo-Blue-printpackaging Facebook     Twitter logo-jpg Twitter  

  ...picture / video sites...

    SmugMug mini Logo Pictures of our dance activities YouTube icon full color YouTube

 

USEFUL HASHTAGS:  

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