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 square dance ABCs include:

December 17, 2018 – Westonka Whirlers Intro to 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

None Scheduled

Upcoming square dance classes include:

January 9, 2019 – Single Circles Square Dance Class, Caller Abe Maier, 7:00-9:00 pm, Oak View Elementary School Cafeteria, 6710 E Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN.  

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

December 31, 2018 – County Line Squares “New Year’s Eve – Holiday Glitter” “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 9:00 pm-12:15 am, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares!

January 5, 2019 – County Line Squares “Denim” “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Bob Maiden, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares!

February 8, 2019 – County Line Squares “Dancing in the Red” “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.  County Line Squares!

March 8, 2019 – County Line Squares “Green” “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 7:30-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN.

Upcoming round dance classes include:

January 3, 2019 – Amour Rounds Phase II Two-Step Class, Cuer Ken LaBau, 6:30-8:00 pm, Anoka Middle School for the Arts – Fred Moore Campus, 1523 S 5th Ave, Anoka, MN.