Each year, several youth clubs from around the pacific northwest put together a competition called the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF). This competition is for dancers up to and including 19 years of age and includes several category’s like Square Dancing, Square Dance Calling, Round Dancing, Round Dance Cueing, and an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisers and family members.
Typically, the majority of our dancers participate in the PNTSDF. If this is of any interest to you, the first step is to take lessons for the dances you would like to compete in (square dancing, round dancing or both). The next step is to become a club member. After that, you can sign up for competition, but it is up to the coaches to decide if you may compete and which teams you will be on. It is recommended that you delay paying competition fees until you know that you can compete.
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The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival is held the first weekend of May in various locations around the Pacific Northwest. The Friday night Welcome Dance that kicks off the
festivities is open to all and there are ample opportunities for non-competitors to dance even on the day of competition.
Whether or not you decide to come and experience PNTSDF there is one way in particular you can support our club as we further the art of square dancing in the younger generations: each competitor is asked to sell ten badges at a suggested donation of $2 a piece. The proceeds of these badges will cover the entry fees of the club and each badge doubles as an entry ticket to the Friday night Welcome Dance. The next time you are dancing with a youth dancer ask them about badges if they don't ask you first. Your donation will do a long way to propagate square dance in the generations to come.
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