The 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.
This site contains information
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 (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.
Lee Barnhart's photo albums
on the Photo Gallery page have been reformatted (with additional albums) and
all the links are working now (click the refresh button if you don't see the
Many of the fliers on this web site say "masks
required". These fliers were posted before before our governor removed the
mask mandate on March 12. Most of the clubs are now saying "masks
optional", unless the venue where they dance still requires masks. If
there are any clubs still requiring masks, let me know and I will post that
For those of you who may be interested in
getting started in square dancing, be sure to
see our lessons page, which lists the current
dates and times for lessons offered by the
dance clubs in the Mt. Baker Square Dance Council. Also see
watch a square dance demonstration video.
We have No Experience Dances in January,
and September and also a No Experience Dance Hall at most of our
Council dances. Give it a try and find out what square dancing is
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.
Take a look at the videos below to see what
square dancing is about (they're youtube videos and you can skip the ads).
The Square and Folk Dance Federation of
Washington State has a new companion web site for sharing photos and videos.
[ NOTE !!: The site is still in it's infancy
as a "Work-In-Progress" … so, the bulk of the "content" you can explore
right now is under the RAINIER COUNCIL link below . Select the RAINIER
COUNCIL link and then, as another example, select the SWINGNUTS Square Dance
Club (under the "Clubs" heading) to get a better idea of what the site will
look like once clubs start posting their own pictures and videos.
This site was created by, and will be
maintained entirely by volunteers.
There is a primary "Admin" and (hopefully) a
large number of Authorized Assistant Admins ("AAA's) representing the
Councils and Clubs within the WA State square dance community.
Admin and "AAA" Responsibilities
No copyrighted pictures are allowed on the
site (watermarking images to identify the originator is acceptable).Visitors
to the site are welcome to comment on photos, and to download copies for
their own use (or use the "BUY" button to order prints or merchandize
directly from SmugMug).
Below is a letter from Lane Johnston
(Publicity/Promotion chair for WA State Federation of Square and Folk
Dear Club, Council, or Association President (or other
I would like to request your help identifying “volunteer”
Assistant Administrators for the companion website I’ve created for posting
pictures taken at any square or round dance event across Washington State.
If you aren’t already aware of the website’s existence, I
suggest reading the “Did You Know…” article on page 32 in
the January issue of Footnotes online. Please explore the site a bit before
reading further…the web address (URL) is
http://squaredance-wa-pics.org to see what it’s all about.
I would like to have 1 or 2 Assistant Administrators for
each club, council, or association “on staff”. They do not have to be
website gurus…anyone comfortable surfing the web has the necessary skill to
be successful as an Assistant Administrator. Their “job” will be to create a
photo gallery and a “guest upload link”, ideally before a dance, to
which photos taken by anyone at the dance can be easily uploaded to the
gallery from cell phones or digital cameras. It only takes a few simple
“clicks” to create a gallery and a guest upload link...it can be done in
less than two minutes. The guest upload link can be easily shared before,
during, or immediately following a dance.
All I need from you is the name and email address for each
volunteer Assistant Administrator you recruit for your club or council. I
will send them a username & password that will allow them to access the
website. I’ll include instructions for creating photo galleries.
It’s hoped that in a short period of time we’ll have a
library of square dance pictures for every club and council in the state of
Washington…all in one place, and accessible for viewing by any dancer
without having to subscribe or login.
Since we’re traveling at the moment, I’m using my wife
Gail’s laptop to send this email (her email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please respond using MY email address (email@example.com)
. It would be hugely appreciated if I could have several volunteer Assistant
Administrators “on staff” within the next few weeks.
Lane Johnston (Publicity/Promotion chair for WA State
Federation of Square and Folk Dancers)
Phone: (253) 200-4566
Cell/txt (425) 765-7013
"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.
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.)
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, 1900 Weaver Rd. M101, Snohomish, WA 98290.
Dangles are available from Mt. Baker
Council at no cost to the club.
Click here for signature sheet.
Where's The Dance (wheresthedance.com):
Find a Square Dance, Round Dance, Clogging, Contra or Line Dance Anywhere in the World.
The Mount Baker Square Dance Council is a member of the
Square and Folk Dance Federation of Washington, Inc.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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Nominations for the
Ila Williams Memorial Award
It's time to start thinking about nominations
Ila Williams Memorial Award.
Resumes should be passed on to or be
presented to the current holder of the award.
Annual deadline will be
Send resumes to:
Lee & Lorna Barnhart <email@example.com>