11-17-2017

Welcome to the Blue Agates Square
and Round Dance Club Web Site

Swauk-Teanaway Grange
Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Square Dancing is Fun!
Great Exercise
Keeps the mind Active & Alert
Singles welcome


Caller--Daron Tandberg

Cuer--Cyndi Silicki

President--Manord Rucker

Our President Couple
Our President Couple

Our square dances are held at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange Hall,
1361 W Ballard Hill Road, Cle Elum, Washington

Our regular dances are the 2nd Fridays and 4th Saturdays, (Sept thru the 2nd Friday in June)
with pre-rounds beginning at 7:00 pm, square dancing at 7:30pm, and refreshments at 9:30pm.


For more info, call 509-674-9747, 509-674-4043


"Daily Record" article, January 15, 2014: (click here)
Photo #1: (click here)
Photo #2: (click here)

The gang at Muren's

The gang at Muren's Dance, Barbeque, and Graduation, June 2013


Blue Agates Dance Schedule

Pre-Rounds - 7pm
Mainstream Dance - 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Refreshments - 9:30 pm

2017 - 2018

September 23  (Saturday)


October 13  (Friday)  NO dance, Grange not available
October 28  (Saturday) Halloween Theme, Guest Caller: Stephen Cole


November 10  (Friday)    Veterans Theme
November 25  (Saturday)  NO dance, Thanksgiving Weekend


December 8  (Friday)    
December 23  (Saturday)  NO dance, Christmas Weekend


January 12  (Friday)    
January 27  (Saturday)  Guest Caller


February 9  (Friday)
February 24  (Saturday)


March 9,  (Friday)
March 24,  (Saturday)   42nd Anniversary Dance - "Bunny Hop"
          Bill Reid, Caller, and Neva Reid, Cuer


April 13,  (Friday)
April 28,  (Saturday),   NO dance, (caravan to Yakima Spring Sashay)


May 11,  (Friday)
May 26,  (Saturday)   NO dance, Memorial Day Weekend


June 8,  (Friday)

Modern Square Dancing

Not your grandpa's stomping & romping, not the program you learned in Elementary School. But coordinated moves set to modern music from present day pop to all-time standards like John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Road", the Bee Gee's "Stayin Alive", Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money", as well as songs by the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Today's square dancing is hipper than what most people remember, and more therapeutic (mind and body) than you might think. Some say it's friendship set to music, and with all it's moving, twisting, and turning, square dancing provides more than the daily dose of heart and bone healthy physical activity and remembering all the calls keeps the mind sharp.

So, if you need a fun way to keep mind & body in shape for golf, gardening, hiking, and biking, or are tired of doing the same old thing night after night, why not try Square dancing?

Classes for beginners are offered in mid-September and January.

Blue Agates 'Bunny Hop' Anniversary Dance

Photos

Square Dancing, and more, for the Children of Chernobyl 7-18-2017

Children of Chernobyl
The kids introducing themselves

Dancing the "Virginia Reel"

Children of Chernobyl dance

Children of Chernobyl dance

Photos of our 41st Anniversary Dance "No Foolin' We're Dancin' Tonight!" April 1, 2017

No Foolin' We're Dancin' Tonight! poster
"No Foolin' We're Dancin' Tonight!"

"Ellensburg Community Television" videos
(Thanks to Nancy H of KVF&F for these links)

KVF&F music Kittitas Valley Fiddlers and Friends
providing music (click here)

PR & MS dance Pre-Rounds (0 - 20min),
and Mainstream (21 - 26min): (click here)

Kittitas Valley Fiddlers and Friends
Kittitas Valley Fiddlers and Friends providing music during dinner before the dance

Sally and Cyndi Sally and Cyndi

coffee & cookies tablecoffee & cookies table

dancers at supper tabledinner time

relaxingrelaxing and visiting

dancers

dancers

Graduation and Dance, 3-25-2017

graduations

                                                 4 photos by jr graduationsCongratulations Evie, Peter, Mandi, and Gene

graduations

Don-Larry-Cyndi TrioDon, Larry, Cyndi

Snapshots at the Blue Agates lessons, 1-29-2017

dancers at lessons

looking on dancers at lessons

dancers at lessons

dancers at lessons

Photos of the Blue Agates Christmas Party 12-18-2016

                                                                                                               9 photos by jr
Blue Grass Heavy Metal Band 'Ferrugneous Hawke'
The 'Famous' Blue Grass Heavy Metal Band 'Ferrugneous Hawke'
playing Christmas Carols in their first public appearance


Party goers singing Christmas Carols with the "Band"

singing Christmas Carols

singing Christmas Carols

singing Christmas Carols

singing Christmas Carols

singing Christmas Carols

Singing Christmas Carols during the candle-lighting ceremony

Singing Christmas Carols during the candle-lighting ceremony

Singing Christmas Carols during the candle-lighting ceremony

Singing Christmas Carols during the candle-lighting ceremony



click here to go to our Council's Web Site (centralareacouncil.org)

click here to go to our State Federation's Web Site (squaredance-wa.org)



Driving directions for the Swauk-Teanaway Grange Hall:

From Ellensburg, take hwy 97 north towards Blewitt Pass.
At the intersection with SR 970, turn left towards Cle Elum.
Go to the Teanaway Rd intersection,
turn right on Teanaway Rd, then right again on Ballard Hill Road.
The Grange is at 1361 W Ballard Hill Road

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