Square Dance Classes

The next set of lessons will start the week of January 9, 2022. Three clubs in our area will coordinate their efforts to attract new dancers to our activity by allowing new dancers to choose the best fit for their schedule and proximity to lessons. One club will offer lessons late on Sunday afternoons in east Tacoma, another club will offer lessons on Tuesday evenings in Buckley, and the third club will offer lessons on Thursday evenings in Sumner. All three clubs will follow the same lesson plan, teaching the same material each week. Students will have the benefit of attending an alternate lesson on another evening if, for any reason, they are unable to attend the lesson they normally go to. Historically, many student dancers find it beneficial to attend lessons twice per week in order to reinforce what they were exposed to during the first session.

COSTS: lesson costs can vary depending upon location/facility costs and other factors, but are typically between $4 and $6 per person per lesson. (Family and Youth discounts are available).

ATTIRE: “Casual” attire is appropriate for all lessons (Western or “Cowboy/Cowgirl” outfits are not required). Leather-soled shoes (boots are fine, but not required) are recommended over sneakers.

NOTE: student dancers are not obligated to join a particular club during, or even after, lessons. In fact, students are encouraged to dance with multiple clubs in the area following lessons (and with different callers) before deciding upon club membership.

January 2022 Lessons (choose from the three listed below)

SE Tacoma class beginning 1/9/22: The Bonney Lads ‘n’ Lassies club’s class begins Sunday 1/9/22 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Collins Grange, 3404 120th St E, Tacoma, WA (click here for a map). and runs for 14 weeks. For questions, contact Doug at 253-431-5156.

Buckley class beginning 1/11/22: The Spinners club class begins Tuesday 1/11/22 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Buckley Community Hall, 127 N. River Ave., Buckley, WA 98321. (click here for a map), and runs for 14 weeks. For questions, contact Patsy at 520-906-7624.

Sumner class beginning 1/13/22: The Swingnuts club class begins Thursday 1/13/22 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Sumner VFW Hall, 1705 Willow St., Sumner WA 98390 (click here for a map), and runs for 12 weeks. For questions, contact Lane at 253-200-4566.

Sumner WA class, started 10/7/21 (class is in-progress and closed for new enrollments).The Swingnuts Square and Round Dance Club’s square dance lessons (lessons for some; “review” for others) run from 6:30pm to 8:30PM at the local VFW hall (1705 Willow St., Sumner WA 98390) (click here for a map). The lessons will run for 12 weeks. Wear comfortable shoes…dress is “casual”. Couples, singles (no partner necessary) are welcome to attend. Families with youngsters (children 8 and up) are welcome too. If you have danced before, but have not danced for a while, you’re more than welcome to attend. If you’ve NEVER square danced before, you’ll find this to be a fun-filled introduction to a wonderful activity. You’re encouraged to arrive a few minutes before 6:30PM so we can start the lesson on time. Please complete this brief contact form so we can send you additional information . If you have any questions, feel free to call “Lane” at (425) 765-7013.