Learn to Dance

If you would like to learn how to square dance, please contact us at squaredancemn@aol.com and we will help you find a class and location or view this document which lists the introductory beginner square dance locations for 2019.  There are a couple of ways to learn how to square dance:

a.  Square Dance ABCs for beginners where you learn about a dozen calls.  The ABC classes usually lead to a BLAST class where the remainder of the Basic 51 calls are taught.  The BLASTs need to be followed by 4-5 weeks of square dance practice of these calls.  Then another BLAST teaches the remaining 17 Mainstream calls.  Then another 4-5 weeks of square dance practice.

b.  Another means is a more traditional 12-20 weeks of classes where the 68 Basic and Mainstream calls are taught and practiced during 40 hours of instruction.  These classes may run once a week from September through December or March or twice a week for 6-10 weeks at various times throughout the year.

After you become proficient at the “Basic and Mainstream” level there are another 30 Plus calls to learn and if you desire, there are also “Advanced” and “Challenge” calls to learn.

The following links provide instructions on calls:

http://videosquaredancelessons.com/lessons/

http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/info/index.html

Upcoming square dance ABCs include:

January 21, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing

January 27, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing

February 3, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

February 10, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

February 18, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

February 24, 2020 – Westonka Whirlers Beginner Square Dancing, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

February 1, 2020 – SDM Plus Square Dancing Blast, Caller Tom Allen, 12:00-4:00 pm, potluck treat table.  Grandview Middle School cafeteria, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  SDM Plus Blast

February 2, 2020 – Beaux & Belles Basic Square Dance Blast, Caller Tom Allen, 1:00-5:00 pm, potluck treat table.  Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  Beaux & Belles Basic Blast

February 9, 2020 – Beaux & Belles Basic Square Dance Blast, Caller Tom Allen, 1:00-5:00 pm, potluck treat table.  Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  Beaux & Belles Basic Blast

February 22, 2020 – SDM Plus Square Dancing Blast, Caller Tom Allen, 12:00-4:00 pm, must attend Feb 1 blast, potluck treat table.  Grandview Middle School cafeteria, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  SDM Plus Blast

February 23, 2020 – Beaux & Belles Mainstream Square Dance Blast, Caller Tom Allen, 1:00-5:00 pm, potluck treat table.  Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  Beaux & Belles Mainstream Blast

Upcoming square dance classes include:

January 20, 2020 – County Line Squares Square Dance Class, Caller Abe Maier, 7:00-9:00 pm, Monticello Middle School, 800 E Broadway, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares Classes

February 10, 2020 – Triple T Square Dance Class, Caller Bob Maiden, 6:00-8:00 pm, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN.

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

January 18, 2020 – Jolly Promenaders New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Bob Maiden, 7:00-9:45 pm, Forest Lake Community Center, 767 SW 4th St, Forest Lake, MN.

January 31, 2020 – County Line Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.   County Line Squares New Dancer Dance

February 3, 2020 – Dakota Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Larry Fruetel, 6:15-8:00 pm, West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, MN.

February 8, 2020 – Hot Foot Stompers New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:15 pm, Northdale Middle School Cafeteria, 11301 Dogwood St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN.

February 10, 2020 – Dakota Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Larry Fruetel, 6:15-8:00 pm, West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, MN.

February 14, 2020 – County Line Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.   County Line Squares New Dancer Dance

February 21, 2020 – Single Circles New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Larry Johansen, 7:30-10:00 pm, Maple Grove Middle School, 7000 Hemlock Ln, Maple Grove, MN.

February 24, 2020 – Dakota Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Larry Fruetel, 6:15-8:00 pm, West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, MN.

March 13, 2020 – County Line Squares New Dancer Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares New Dancer Dance

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.