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January 26-28, 2018
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
© 2018 Mid-Winter Festival

Cuers - TJ & Bruce Chadd

History

TJ began square dancing in 1975 with a teen group in Boise, Idaho, began round  dancing in 1980.  TJ has danced where ever she’s lived, spending time in North  Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; and Utah before returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho  in 1991.  It was while she was living in Okinawa in 1984 that a cuer friend handed her  a microphone, some records and offering much encouragement, asked her to give  cueing and teaching a try.  A move to Utah in 1986 brought new clubs and  opportunities for learning.  In the Fall of 1991, after moving “back home” to Boise,  Treasure Valley Rounds was formed.   Bruce caught the square dance bug in 1995 after attending a square dance on a blind  date and sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else dance with his date all night.   That fall he joined beginning classes at 3 different square dance clubs, determined not  to sit on the sidelines ever again.  They were introduced by mutual friends in 1996 and  began dancing together and happily said “I Do” in April 1999. 

Cueing/Teaching

Bruce and TJ cue and teach phases II through V and have their Round Dance group in  Boise, “Dance With Me Rounds.”  TJ began teaching in 1984.  Since TJ and Bruce  began teaching together in 1997, they have taught and cued at National Square Dance  Conventions, Roundalab Conventions, ICBDA Conventions and USA West Square  Dance Conventions and have had the pleasure of being featured cuers at several  weekend festivals/conventions/events around the country.  They have choreographed  several round dances, having the honor of three of them being selected as  ROUNDALAB Rounds of the Quarter ("Hope" Ph III Waltz, "All The Stars In The Sky"  Ph II Waltz, and “Cheek to Cheek” Ph IV Foxtrot).   

Other Dance Activities

TJ and Bruce are 25+ year members of ROUNDALAB having served on the Board of  Directors from 2012 to 2015 as well as working on other committees.  At home they  are members of the Boise Valley Square Dance Hall, having served on the Board of  Directors as Treasurer for 2 years and another 2 years in charge of scheduling and  contracting all activities that are held at the Hall.  In addition, they are members of the  Intermountain Square and Round Dance Association, serving in the past as Secretary,  Vice President, President and Past President and the Idaho Federation of the Square  and Round Dance Clubs.  In 2002 and 2013 they were Directors of Housing and  Registration for USA West Square and Round Dance Convention in Boise.  Other  dance organization memberships include International Choreographed Ballroom  Dance Association and Dixie Round Dance Council.

Other

When not involved with dancing, they enjoy traveling, fishing, crafting, reading and  spending as much time as they can with their kids and grandkids. 
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January 26-28, 2018
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
© 2018 Mid-Winter Festival

Cuers - TJ & Bruce Chadd

History

TJ began square dancing in 1975 with a teen group in  Boise, Idaho, began round dancing in 1980.  TJ has  danced where ever she’s lived, spending time in North  Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; and Utah before returning  to her hometown of Boise, Idaho in 1991.  It was while  she was living in Okinawa in 1984 that a cuer friend  handed her a microphone, some records and offering  much encouragement, asked her to give cueing and  teaching a try.  A move to Utah in 1986 brought new  clubs and opportunities for learning.  In the Fall of  1991, after moving “back home” to Boise, Treasure  Valley Rounds was formed.     Bruce caught the square dance bug in 1995 after  attending a square dance on a blind date and sitting  on the sidelines watching everyone else dance with  his date all night.  That fall he joined beginning classes at 3 different square dance clubs, determined not to sit  on the sidelines ever again.  They were introduced by  mutual friends in 1996 and began dancing together  and happily said “I Do” in April 1999.

Cueing/Teaching

Bruce and TJ cue and teach phases II through V and  have their Round Dance group in Boise, “Dance With  Me Rounds.”  TJ began teaching in 1984.  Since TJ  and Bruce began teaching together in 1997, they have  taught and cued at National Square Dance  Conventions, Roundalab Conventions, ICBDA  Conventions and USA West Square Dance  Conventions and have had the pleasure of being  featured cuers at several weekend  festivals/conventions/events around the country.  They  have choreographed several round dances, having the  honor of three of them being selected as  ROUNDALAB Rounds of the Quarter ("Hope" Ph III  Waltz, "All The Stars In The Sky" Ph II Waltz, and  “Cheek to Cheek” Ph IV Foxtrot).   

Other Dance Activities

TJ and Bruce are 25+ year members of ROUNDALAB  having served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to  2015 as well as working on other committees.  At  home they are members of the Boise Valley Square  Dance Hall, having served on the Board of Directors  as Treasurer for 2 years and another 2 years in charge of scheduling and contracting all activities that are held at the Hall.  In addition, they are members of the  Intermountain Square and Round Dance Association,  serving in the past as Secretary, Vice President,  President and Past President and the Idaho  Federation of the Square and Round Dance Clubs.  In  2002 and 2013 they were Directors of Housing and  Registration for USA West Square and Round Dance  Convention in Boise.  Other dance organization  memberships include International Choreographed  Ballroom Dance Association and Dixie Round Dance  Council.

Other

When not involved with dancing, they enjoy traveling,  fishing, crafting, reading and spending as much time  as they can with their kids and grandkids.