About the Westonka Whirlers! See schedule below.
Westonka Whirlers is a very active square dance club on the west side of the metro area in Mound, Minnesota, (just 20 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota) and our members are from all over the state. Square dancing is all about having fun, and we've been doing it for over forty years!
If you're looking to join square dancing, we'd love to have you join us. If you're wanting to learn to square dance, contact us! If you'd like to have beginner square dancing at your event, be it a birthday party, a yard party, an anniversary, a driveway dance, a wedding dance, let us know. We'll help you have lots fun!
Our regular dances are the third Saturday in September, November, December, April and May and the third Sunday in January, February, and March at Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd., in Mound.
Lots of events are scheduled:
Mainstream workshop/dance & beginner—Mondays at The Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd., Mound, 6-8:30 p.m. Mainstream workshop from 6-7 p.m. "Beginners" dance at 7 p.m. Check out the flyer on the "Learn to Dance" page.
~Saturday, December 15--Potluck dinner@ 6:30; dance from7-9:30 p.m., Half-hour plus at 7; mainstream dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mound @ Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd. Caller: Tom Allen. Cuer: Sarah Klaphake. The theme is "Christmas Tis the Season." Potluck treat table open all evening.
~Sunday, January 20, 1:30-4 p.m. Half-hour plus at 1:30, mainstream dance from 2-4 p.m. Mound @ Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd. Caller: Roger McNeil. Cuer: Bernadette McNeil. The theme is "Playing in the Snow." Potluck treat table open all afternoon.
~Sunday, February 17, 1:30-4 p.m. Half-hour plus at 1:30, mainstream dance from 2-4 p.m. Mound @ Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd. Caller: Tom Allen. Cuer: Sarah Klaphake. The theme is "Home on the Range." Potluck treat table open all afternoon.
~Sunday, March 17, 1:30-4 p.m. Half-hour plus at 1:30, mainstream dance from 2-4 p.m. Mound @ Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd. Caller: Bryan Bush. Cuer: TBA. The theme is "A Royal Affair." Potluck treat table open all afternoon.
~April 20: No dance! It's Easter.
~Saturday, May 18, 7-9:30 p.m., Half-hour plus at 7; mainstream dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mound @ Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd. Caller: Dick Rueter Cuer: TBA. The theme is "Salute to the Veterans--Red, White and Blue." Potluck treat table open all evening.
Our club sponsors weekly square dance dances for beginners who want to try square dancing and BLAST Saturdays (a daylong class) for new people who want to learn to square dance! Check out the "Learn to Dance" page.
Visitors (non-dancers or prospective dancers) are always welcome at our dances--no charge at the door! The "all-you-can-eat-finger-food" potluck buffet at every dance isn't to be missed!
In addition to dancing, we have a float in local parades, entertain at festivals or special activities, help groups learn to dance, attend plays or special events such as a country jam or a prime rib dinner, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Minnetonka, and sometimes go bowling or hiking.
If you would like more information about square dancing or our club, send us an email or give us a call: 952-472-0006 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Membership is very inexpensive and yields a ton of fun year around!
OUR CURRENT OFFICERS:
Presidents: Al & Cindy Martin
Secretary: Linda Oja
Booker: Maggie Luesse
Treasurer: Judy Burdick
Committee coordinator: Becky Rong
Second Vice-Presidents: Ken & Dee Scott
Westonka Whirlers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax and a member of Square Dance Minnesota, Inc. Our mission is to promote and teach square dancing in all its heritage forms (by promoting square dancing and training new people in the activities of square dancing).
Westonka Whirlers is a Public Charity under Section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. Donors are requested to contact a Westonka officer prior to making a donation, other than cash in any form, so that the donation may be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities it may pose for Westonka Whirlers.
Our Monday night dances are super fun!!! Come join us. Beginners welcome every week! 8-98!