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Washington Map w/Council AreaThe Mount Baker Square Dance Council promotes square and round dancing in the north Puget Sound region of Washington State (WA).  Serving Snohomish County, Skagit County, Whatcom County, Island County and San Juan County.

Dancer NamingThis site contains information on Square Dance Clubs, Dance Schedules, New Dancer Lessons and Level Dances in our region, and much more.  Navigate to your areas of interest by clicking (your mouse) on the buttons in the left margin or clicking on the "hyperlinked" text or graphics.



CallerLab LogoRoundalab Logo

CALLERLAB (International Association of Square Dance Callers) and ROUNDALAB (International Association of Round Dance Teachers, Inc.) have web sites with a lot of information for square dancers and round dancers.



Dance Cancellations

Fidalgo Fogcutters are cancelling this Friday's dance (Jan. 17) with Dan Preedy due to snow on the ground and hazardous weather conditions in the forecast.  

Happy, safe dancing,

Don Carlson on behalf of President Gailyn Ploeg


Square Dance Lessons & No Experience Dances

Mt Baker CoiuncilMount Baker CouncilFor those of you who may be interested in getting started in square dancing, we have a brochure (pdf document) that you can download from the "Fliers" page which has current information about square dance and lessons.  Also, be sure to see our lessons page, which lists the current dates and times for lessons offered by the square dance clubs in the Mt. Baker Square Dance Council.  Also see or watch a square dance demonstration video.

We have No Experience Dances in January, August and September and also a No Experience Dance Hall at most of our Mt. Baker Council dances.  Give it a try and find out what square dancing is all about.

HEY GUYS:  There are a lot more single women in square dancing than there are single men.  Think about taking our square dance lessons and join the fun!




"All Around Dancer" Fun Dangle

You Can Earn this Dangle to show that you are an all around dancer and have a great time sharpening your dance skills at the same time.
Round tuit dangle
All you have to do is Dance at 10 different clubs in Mt. Baker Council within 1 year span of time. (Level dances & Council dances may be included.) Present your signature sheet at the sign in desk of the club you visit to collect your signature. When you have ten signatures from ten different clubs including your own home club, present your signature sheet to your own club president. He/She will forward it to the Council via Council Delegate or you may send it directly to the Round Tuit Chairman, Cliff McCracken 2200 196th St SE #64 Bothell, WA 98012.

Dangles are available from Mt. Baker Council at no cost to the club.  Click here for signature sheet.

Where to Dance (
A list of places to go square and round dancing in the northwest.  Brought to you by Kappie Kappenman
(also on the "Web Links" page)

The Mount Baker Square Dance Council is a member of the Square and Folk Dance Federation of Washington, Inc.

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.The Square Dance is the official Washington State dance

On April 17, 1979, the square dance became the official Washington state dance. When the pioneers came west, they brought with them a dance called the quadrille, which means square in French. The pioneers liked the simpler term and so the square dance was born. The dance is known for its series of figures and footwork. Dancers are directed by a caller. It is easy to learn, a good form of exercise and fun.

License PlateSquare Dance License Plates
To become a proud owner of a SPECIAL SQUARE DANCER LICENSE PLATE all you have to do is take your vehicle registration or license "Renewal Notice" to your local friendly Department of Vehicle Licensing Agency. Tell them you are a Square Dancer and you want the special Square Dancer License Plate.

Be sure to send us your new plate number and identify your city and club name. You can send this information to the Program Coordinator:  Dick & Bonnie Blewett by
e-mail or call 360-877-5907.

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Nominations for the Ila Williams Memorial Award
It's time to start thinking about nominations for the Ila Williams Memorial Award.
Resumes should be passed on to or be presented to the current holder of the award.
Annual deadline will be February 1st.

Send resumes to: Oren & Lew Gaskill <>




Upcoming Events

Fidalgo Fogcutters   Mount Baker Council    Sky Valley Whirlwinds   Spring Council Dance   69th National Square Dance Convention

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