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Welcome to the Council of East Tennessee Square & Round Dance Clubs' Web siteFrom our president, Pat Blackmore:
Our organization encompasses a total of 16 clubs, located from Morristown, TN (Lakeway Twirlers) to Grandview, TN (Grandview Twirlers, just outside of Spring City). Our square dance clubs offer both mainstream & plus levels. We are also fortunate to have round dance clubs as well as clubs offering advanced level dancing. Several of these clubs also feature lines between tips at the dances -- so there truly is something for everyone!
Please check out all the links offered on this site to find dances (every night except Sunday). Most of our clubs will begin new-student classes, starting the first week in September. If you or someone you know would be interested in these classes, we urge you to join us! If you are an experienced dancer, we'd love to have you come out to the classes and "angel" the students as they experience the activity we all love!
Be sure to also check out the "Events" link for special dances/events scheduled for the coming months. Some of the CET clubs regularly schedule "national-level" callers and you'll be able to find times and places to dance to these outstanding callers. Our area is truly fortunate to have many local callers of excellent talent so, wherever & whenever you dance, you'll be assured of an evening of exciting dancing and warm fellowship!
I hope to see you across the square soon.
COUNCIL OF EAST TENNESSEE SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CLUBS
The purpose of this non-profit association is to encourage, perpetuate and standardize the art of Western-style Square & Round Dancing through organized clubs whose members promote good will, fun and fellowship among Square & Round dancers.
The Council is a banding together of individual Square & Round Dance Clubs for the mutual advantage of all. As an organization, it is not its intention to interfere in the internal affairs of its member clubs. The Council will offer the combined experience and knowledge of its personnel to assist individual clubs in solving problems when these same clubs ask for help or assistance. Each member club is expected to contribute to the effectiveness of the Council of Square & Round Dancers, which is governed by and for Square & Round Dancers.
Membership of the Council consists of organized Square/Round Dance Clubs within Area III and V and fringe areas of the State Association, or charter members, desiring to participate in the functions of the organization. For the geographical area covered by Areas III and V of the State Association, please visit the State Association's web site at www.tnsquaredance.org. Membership of a club will be approved or disapproved by the Board of Directors upon written application by the club.
Our member clubs dance almost every day of the week except Sunday. Check out the Square Dance Schedule page or the Round Dance Schedule page to find a club that meets at a time and place that is convenient for you. We also offer classes at some locations, check our Classes page for more information and scheduling regarding these opportunities. For upcoming special events, check our Events page. It will be updated frequently as new events are added.Most of our clubs celebrate their anniversaries with dances on their scheduled dance weekend. You can see a listing of club anniversaries here.
Once a year, on a fifth Saturday of the month, the Council holds its annual dance. Click HERE for photos from the 2014 Council Dance !
We are a part of the Tennessee State Association of Square and Round Dance Clubs, Inc.
Square Dancing is the official dance of the State of Tennessee!!