The Swinging Mountaineers is a “Plus” square dance club in Bend, Oregon. Plus is an advanced form of square dancing, usually learned after “mainstream,” the beginning level of square dancing. The Swinging Mountaineers began as a mainstream club in Sisters, Oregon, in 1980. They later moved to Bend and changed to a plus club.

Dance Times and Locations

  • 2nd and 4th Friday of each month
  • 7:00 — Intermediate Rounds; 7:30 – 10:00 PM — Plus Squares
  • Pine Forest Grange, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend, Oregon [Map]
  • Dance cost is $6.00 per person

Club Callers and Cuers

  • Guest Callers
  • Guest Cuers

Theme Dances

  • February, 2nd Friday – Valentine’s Dance
  • April, 2nd Friday – Hard Times Peanut Dance
  • May, 2nd Friday – Club Birthday & Fiesta Dance. Mexican theme with lots of prizes!
  • September, 2nd Friday – Sundae on Friday Dance. Ice Cream Sundaes with all the trimmings.
  • October, 4th Friday – Halloweenie Dance. Hot dogs with all the fixin’s.
  • December, 2nd Friday – Christmas Dance and Charity Food Drive. Bring non-perishable food donations.


  • Plus lessons/workshop start in January and continue thru March on Sunday evenings, $2.00 per dancer.


David Holloway, President 503-510-8053
Mary Stadler, Vice President 541-548-1565
Joyce Welton, Secretary 541-923-8804
Lonnie Waak, Treasurer 541-382-7939