Join us and dance to the superb calling talent of See you there! Jack begins Square dance lessons on September 21, 2005 at the NSDA hall at 7:00PM.
See you there!
Jack begins Square dance lessons on September 21, 2005 at the NSDA hall at 7:00PM.
Hall Of Fame Award 2005!
Jack and Jeannette Blood
The Jacks and Jennys Square Dance Club is very pleased and proud to announce our caller, Jack and Jeannette Blood,
Below is the resume respectfully prepared, written and submitted by Mrs. Karl (Kay) Yates for consideration of the esteemed award to the Spokane Area Council.
JACK AND JEANETTE BLOOD
Jack and Jeanette Blood began dancing in 1979. Jack learned to call in
1981, taught his first beginners’ class in 1982, and by 1984 had become
club caller. Since that time they have served as caller, cuer and
teacher for the Jacks and Jennys. In addition Jack cued for Toms and
Tabbies ten years, taught and cued for Coeurly Q’s ten years, and
called, cued, and taught for the Hi Flyers five years.
Before becoming club caller, they served one year each as President,
Vice President and Area Council Delegate from Jacks and Jennys. As
caller/cuer couple, they have been supportive of all club activities.
They travel with the club to official visitations, participate in every
club party, hayride, or campout; help with virtually all work parties;
produce decorations and prizes from her crafts and his shop. With their
loyal support, the club has grown from 11 members in 1981 to 90 in
SPOKANE AREA COUNCIL
They served two terms on the state round dance committee from Spokane
Area Council. Jack has called numerous times at Council promotions at
the Interstate Fair, Riverfront Park, Jim Hill Days, shopping malls and
on the community access television cable, as well as introductory
dances at WDC.
WESTERN DANCE ASSOCIATION
They have served as entertainment chairman or participated in
after-parties at the Salmon BBQ. He regularly calls or cues at the
Sunday BBQ dances and works each year at the Beanery.
NORTH SPOKANE SQUARE DANCE ASSOCIATION
The Bloods have been active in NSDA since its inception in 1993. They
have helped with labor during construction and fund raising events,
including yard sales and several 16-hour shifts at the rest stop, as
well as calling or cueing at fund raising dances.
CALLERS AND CUERS ASSOCIATION>
Jack became an associate member of Spokane Area Callers and Cuers
League in 1983, a full member in 1984. He served two years as Vice
President/Treasurer, three years as delegate to Area Council, six years
as representative to WDA. He has been Master of Ceremonies or
participating caller at party level dances several times each year for
WASHINGTON STATE FEDERATION
With the exception of 1992, Jack and Jeanette have attended every state
festival since becoming square dancers. They have also attended five
national conventions. At the State Festival, he has served as Master of
Ceremonies for the Trails-In Dance, one year; been Co-Chair for
After-Party entertainment, three years; conducted DBD workshop, one
year; Chairman of Badge Dances Committee, two years; and helped with
sound or other committee at each State Festival hosted by Spokane
OUTREACH AND YOUTH
Jack and Jeanette have invested much time and energy in square dance
outreach. They have conducted introductory dances for college students,
including six years for The Barn Burner, a college ministry of Faith
Bible Church, which was attended by 380 college students at the most
recent event; five years for Freshmen Retreats at Gonzaga; four years
for visiting Japanese students and other international students at
Whitworth. They also conduct introductory dances several times a year
at Mormon churches in Hayden and Post Falls, Idaho, and in the Spokane
area. They have called demonstrations at least four years at Pinewood
Care Center in Post Falls, and introduced children to square and line
dancing at various elementary schools in the area, including Logan,
seven years, Ponderosa in Post Falls, three years; Cooper, two years;
and Liberty Elementary.
For many years Jack and Jeanette Blood have unfailingly promoted square
dancing with enthusiasm, energy and humor. They make new dancers feel
welcome, but never forget old square dance friends. They’ll offer you a
ride to the dance, spring a practical joke, or visit if you are sick.
Kids at a dance know if he is the caller or emcee, Jack is always
willing to cue line dancing for them during the refreshment break.
When not calling, cueing or teaching, they are on the floor dancing.
They truly belong in the Hall of Fame.
As you can see Jack and Jeannette have truely earned the honor of inductee into the Spokane Area Council Hall of Fame.
If you have any questions regarding our club, lessons and class schedule, and dances please call Jack & Jeanette Blood, caller/cuer, at 509-487-7446
A SMILE ON YOUR FACE HELPS YOUR FEET WORK BETTER.
Jacks And Jennys Square Dance Club
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