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:

June 18, 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

June 25, 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

July 2, 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

July 9, 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

July 16, 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

July 21, 2018 – Westonka Whirlers ABC Square Dance, Caller Dick Rueter 1:00 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  Spirit of the Lakes Festival Beginners Square Dance

July 23, 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

July 30, 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

Upcoming square dance Blasts include

June 23, 2018 – Kaleidoscope Squares “Plus” Blast, Caller Monte Guenzler – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Samaritan Bethany, 24 8th St NW, Rochester, MN.  $25.00 new “Plus” dancers, $15 returnees or brush up dancers.

Upcoming square dance classes include:

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

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.