Baker Square Dance Council
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 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 (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.
Getting Started in Square Dancing:
For those of you who may be interested in getting started in square dancing, we have a flier (pdf document) which you can download from the "Fliers" page which has some information about square dancing 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 You2CanDance.com.
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
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
Again, it is time for all our square and round dance friends within the Mount Baker Council to be thinking about who you would like to see selected as the recipient of the Ila Williams Memorial Award for this year. This award is to honor any dancer (individual, couple, caller or cuer) within our council area who has done an outstanding job of promoting square, round, clog or contra dancing.
Put your thinking caps on, sit down and prepare a resume for someone you would like to see receive this award and send it to Ray & Cindy Gallagher. Resumes need to be received no later than February 1, 2016 to complete the selection process and necessary details for presentation at the Spring Council Dance.