Swing 'n' Country Mission Statement
Swing ‘n’ Country is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to
promote couple-style Country Western and Swing dancing in a positive
atmosphere and to provide opportunities for growth through instructional
programs and community involvement.
Swing 'n' Country board meetings are open. Any Swing 'n' Country member
is welcome and encouraged to participate. Voting is, however, limited
to board members and club officers. Specific dates are posted on this web site. The location
varies from meeting to meeting.
If you would like to
attend, please email the board at
to be advised of the time
and location. If requested an agenda item will be created to
address your concern or issue
Minutes of Board Meetings
Swing 'n' Country Bylaws
The most recent bylaws were approved in June 2009. The recent
changes removed the position of "president emeritis" and added a new
"life member" status.
Board Member and Officer Job Descriptions
Lesson Summary DVD Policy
Students who have paid for a lesson will be permitted to make their own
video of that lesson during the instructor video summary at the end of the
lesson. Swing ‘n’ Country Dance Club may, on occasion, make video summaries
of the Wednesday night lessons available to lesson attendees. A nominal fee
to cover the cost of reproducing and mailing these videos will be collected
at the time of order. These videos will be available only to persons paying
for all four weeks of lessons. Videos will be produced only with approval
from the instructor. If an instructor denys approval for these videos, that
denial is final. Swing ‘n’ Country does not guarantee to make videos of all
lessons. When resources are not available for recording, editing, and
reproducing, no video summaries will be made. These videos are made as a
courtesy to our members. [approved 12/10/2007]
The video summaries are also being made available to persons who have not
paid for the full month of lessons. The price of videos is [approved
Number of paid lessons
Cost of DVD
The difference between the price paid and $5 is given to the instructor.
Becoming an SNC Disk Jockey
read the procedure for becoming a DJ for our club.
Event Cancellation Policy and Procedure
Swing 'n' Country events may be cancelled on rare occasions due to severe
weather, problems at the venue making it unsafe for an event, or illness. In
the event that cancellation is necessary, Swing 'n' Country will attempt to
notify customers via the following means:
- For lessons (not dances) a telephone call and/or email
to all class attendees who have pro-vided contact
information when they registered.
- An e-mail will be sent to the Swing 'n' Country e-mail
- Notice on the door of the venue if that is possible.
Decisions to cancel an event shall be made by the
Emergency Cancellation Committee, whichshall consist of: the
Education Committee, the instructor (when a lesson is involved),
and the President. The President will make the final decision.
Decisions to cancel will be made as soon as it is determined
that cancellation is necessary.
The Policy will be communicated via Swing 'n' Country News
and the web site. In the event of a cancellation of a lesson,
Swing 'n' Country will attempt to schedule a make-up class,
however, this is not guaranteed.
Swing 'n' Country has a
that assures that the
information you provide to us will not be used for anything but Swing 'n'
Anonymous Feedback Policy
While Swing 'n' Country Dance Club welcomes both anonymous and signed
feedback on most topics, the board of directors will not respond to nor take
any action on anonymous feedback that includes personal accusation of any
individual. (approved 8/10/2009)
Lost and Found Policy
Any items left behind after Swing 'n' Country events at the Centre at North
Park will be turned in to the office of the Centre. The club does not
keep lost items.
Minor: A minor is defined as a person 15 years old or younger with
concenting parent or responsible adult.
Student: A student is defined as a person between 16 and 25 years of age
(inclusive), with proof of age, who has a student ID (high school, trade
school, college, etc.)