Who We Are and What We Do
The Wranglers are a Modern American square dancing club. We dance to a variety of music types, everything from pop to traditional country to Broadway musical to contemporary country music, rock, Motown, techno, and hip-hop. Clothing is casual or traditional, and singles and/or couples are welcome.
We are a fun and active square dance club in North County San Diego. We dance at various locations in and around the city of Poway usually on the third Friday.
The Wranglers host dances, including benefit dances for worthy organizations, and visit other clubs' dances. We also hold square dancing classes for those who want to learn to square dance. At the end of each class, we like to carve out some time for club members and "angels" from other clubs to dance and have fun. There have been Wranglers dancing in San Diego for more than 45 years. We hope you enjoy the information posted here about our activities past and present. But even more - we hope you get off the couch, turn off the TV and come dance with us! It is a lot more than "doh see doh"
A Bit of History
The Westwood Wranglers Square Dance Club was formed April 9, 1973, after nine couples completed a square dance class. The group first met and danced at the Westwood Club in Rancho Bernardo. Thus the club is officially incorporated as the "Westwood Wranglers." However, membership now comes from a wide local area, and the club no longer meets at the Westwood Club, so we refer to ourselves as "WRANGLERS".
Westwood Wranglers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit
Our EIN number is 33-0098293 and we are registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Donations to Westwood Wrangers are 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Donors can deduct contributions made to Westwood Wranglers under IRC Section 170 and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522. Contributions may be made in person or sent to Westwood Wranglers, P.O. Box 270282, San Diego, CA 92198. Checks should be made payable to "Westwood Wranglers Square Dance Club". Contributions in any amount are appreciated and will be acknowledged by written receipt.
Wranglers 46th Anniversary Dance, Friday May 17, 2019
The Wranglers, decked out in denim and red bandanas, gathered to dance and celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Wrangler Square Dance Club. This club was started in 1973 by nine couples who had just completed a square dance class. Their first banner with the original club logo was on display and can be seen in some of the evening's photos here. Shauna Kaaria cued the rounds and Caller Buddy Weaver made it an extra fun celebration.
Wranglers Annual Benefit Dance
Wranglers, as well as dancers from many clubs around the county, turn out for great evenings to benefit the non-profit organization, Reality Changers. Students from the organization attend and enthusiastically share their inspiring stories. Net proceeds go to support Reality Changers in their mission to provide academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to become college graduates.
Caller Andy Alameo gave the students a few mini-lessons so they could square up for a tip with the group, and of course the room was immediately filled with smiles.