Tom & Kathy Nickel
Tom & Kathy Nickel
Kathy and Tom are from Middleton WI. Kathy started Square Dancing, along with her parents, when she was eight years old and then got Tom involved after they were married. They took a few years off of dancing while they raised their family.
Tom started Calling in 1991 and Kathy started Cueing in 1996. They call and cue regularly throughout the area. They are the club caller/cuer/instructor for several of the local clubs. Tom and Kathy spend most of their free time, teaching new dancers, doing exhibitions, and supporting the Square and Round dancing activity.
Kathy and Tom have both been inducted into the Wisconsin Caller/Cuer Hall Of Fame.
Square and Round Dancing has become a family activity with their 4 children and 5 grandchildren. When their youngest was 8 years old, they took them to square dancing lessons and had them join a Youth club. The kids loved the dancing and asked why it took so long to get them involved. Today, their 3 adult daughters along with some of their grandchildren, are active Square and Round dancers.
Kathy and Tom have both been active members and held several offices within the Wisconsin State Square and Round Dance Associations. Tom is currently the President of the State Square Dance Association of Wisconsin, Kathy is President of the Wisconsin Square Dance Callers Council and club Caller/Cuer for Swingin' Beavers and the Badger Rovers Camping group. Kathy and Tom have held the Treasurer position for the National Square Dance Campers Association for 10 years. Kathy and Tom have served on many Wisconsin conventions. Kathy and Tom were the General Chairman for the 2006 Wisconsin State Square and Round Dance Convention and are now the General Chairman for the 2023 Wisconsin State Square and Round Dance Convention.
Family and Square Dancing has been a major part of their lives while they still make time for their other interests of camping, sewing and bowling.
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