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.  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 “New Dancer” square dances include:

None Scheduled.

Upcoming square dance ABCs include:

August 20, 2018 – Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing, Caller Dick Rueter, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

August 27, 2018 – Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing, Caller Dick Rueter, 7:00-8:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Westonka Whirlers Intro to Square Dancing

September 5, 2018 – Spares & Pairs Free Community Square Dance, Caller Dick Rueter, 6:30-8:00 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 W American Blvd, Bloomington, MN.  Spares & Pairs Square Dance ABC

September 12, 2018 – Spares & Pairs Free Community Square Dance, Caller Dick Rueter, 6:30-8:00 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 W American Blvd, Bloomington, MN.  Spares & Pairs Square Dance ABC

Upcoming square dance Blasts include

None Scheduled.

Upcoming square dance classes include:

September 5, 2018 – Single Circles “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, Caller Abe Maier, 7:00-9:00 pm, Oak View Elementary School, 6710 E Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN.

September 12, 2018 – Friendly Twirlers Square Dance Classes, Caller Denise Heinz, 7:00-8:00 pm, Luck School, 810 7th St S, Luck, WI.

September 13, 2018 – Ar-Dale Dancers “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, 7:00-9:00 pm, Little Canada Old Fire Hall (lower level), 400 Little Canada Rd E, Little Canada, MN.

September 13, 2018 – Hudson Community Education Square Dance Classes, 7:00 pm, North Hudson Elementary School, 510 Lemon St N, Hudson, WI.

September 16, 2018 – Jolly Promenaders Square Dance Classes, 6:00-7:30 pm, United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 5459 E Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN.

September 17, 2018 – County Line Squares “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, Caller Abe Maier – 7:00-9:00 pm, Monticello Middle School (East Entrance, Door 20), 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares Classes  Class Flier

September 17, 2018 – Hot Foot Stompers Square Dance Classes, 7:00-9:00 pm, Northdale Middle School, 11301 Dogwood St N, Coon Rapids, MN.

September 18, 2018 – Cambridge Corners Square Dance Classes, 6:45-8:15 pm, Isanti Primary School, 301 W County Road 5, Isanti, MN.

September 19, 2018 – Spares & Pairs Beginner Square Dance, Caller Dick Rueter, 6:30-8:00 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 W American Blvd, Bloomington, MN.  Spares & Pairs Square Dance Class

September 24, 2018 – County Line Squares “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, Caller Abe Maier – 7:00-9:00 pm, Monticello Middle School (East Entrance, Door 20), 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares Classes  Class Flier

September 24, 2018 – Dakota Grand Squares “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, 8:00 pm, West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St, St Paul, MN.

September 25, 2018 – Sunday Squares “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, Caller Brian Freed, 7:00-8:30 pm, Richfield Community Education, 7145 Harriet Ave S, Richfield, MN (parking lot from 72nd St, use entrance #5).

October 1, 2018 – County Line Squares “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Classes, Caller Abe Maier – 7:00-9:00 pm, Monticello Middle School (East Entrance, Door 20), 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares Classes  Class Flier

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.