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Jefferson County Swing Dance Club

Where friends dance together




We are a non-profit organization located in Arnold, Mo. Our club is devoted to the promoting of Imperial Swing dancing.

The JCSDC was established on 9/7/83 by Ray Rodgers & Randy Kotoueck. Ray was involved in teaching lessons at the Magic Carpet Lounge in Festus.

Ray along with several of his students (Ray Kotucek, Shirley Carpenter, Judy Hiller, Debbie Hodge, Larry Anderson and others got together and started the club. They soon outgrew the Magic Carpet Lounge and started to meet at Club Soda in Crystal City.

As the club grew it moved to the far north end of Jefferson County in Arnold where it now meets at the Arnold VFW Post at 2301 Church Rd. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

The oldest participating members in our club are Don & Sharon Roberts and Gary & Charlotte Chaney. They both joined the club within a year of it's creation. Both couple are still members of the club and are still active in the dance community.

We currently have members of the club who have been inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame and or the Midwest Swing Dance Federation Hall of Fame.

Gary & Charlotte Chaney were inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame and the MWSDF Hall of Fame in 1997.

Tony & Myra Griemel were inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame in 2003 and Myra into the MWSDF Hall of Fame in 2005 and then Tony in 2009.

John Roedder was inducted into the MWSDF Hall of Fame in 2011.

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