In 2016, our caller, Ron Baldwin, and his wife, Jan McLean, had a dream.
They were (and still are) active members of the Rocking Roosters in Newtown. But Ron was a caller and had a vision of starting his very own club.
Ron and Jan evaluated the situation and found there was an area – lower Fairfield County - that was not covered by the existing clubs.
In the Fall of 2016, they began to make dream a reality and launched the first class of bear cubs. 13 enthusiastic mainstream dancers graduated the Spring of 2016. In 2017 another class of 13 graduated.
It was decided that these two classes provided the critical mass to allow us to be a member-run club … and that happened on October 24th, 2017.
Success stories like this do not happen without a lot of work. We are grateful to our Papa and Mama Bear for everything they did to start our club. They continue to be our collaborators, cheerleaders, inspiration and guiding lights as we move forward.
The Norfield Grange in Weston, CT was our original home for dancing from the Fall of 2016 to May of 2019.