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 locationThere 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/

Taminations (tamtwirlers.org)

Upcoming square dance ABCs include:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, July 7, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Check-in 7:00-7:15 pm, Beginner Square Dancing 7:15-9:00 pm. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431.  Bloomington Intro to Square Dancing Flier

Monday, July 11, 2022 – “Dancing for Fun and Fitness,” 7:00 pm, Community Action Program Building, 861 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead, MN  56560.  FMSDA Flier

Monday, July 11, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, July 14, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Check-in 7:00-7:15 pm, Beginner Square Dancing 7:15-9:00 pm. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431.  Bloomington Intro to Square Dancing Flier

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, July 21, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Check-in 7:00-7:15 pm, Beginner Square Dancing 7:15-9:00 pm. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431.  Bloomington Intro to Square Dancing Flier

Monday, July 25, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Check-in 7:00-7:15 pm, Beginner Square Dancing 7:15-9:00 pm. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431.  Bloomington Intro to Square Dancing Flier

Upcoming square dance classes include:

Monday, September 12, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00-9:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Abe Maier, Monticello Middle School (Door 20), Monticello, MN  55362   County Line Squares Flier

Monday, September 19, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00-9:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Abe Maier, Monticello Middle School (Door 20), Monticello, MN  55362   County Line Squares Flier

Monday, September 26, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00-9:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Abe Maier, Monticello Middle School (Door 20), Monticello, MN  55362   County Line Squares Flier

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

Sunday, August 14, 2022 – “Mainstream Blast” (first session) 1:00-5:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Dick Rueter, Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Mainstream Blast Flier

Sunday, August 21, 2022 – “Mainstream Blast” (second session) 1:00-5:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Dick Rueter, Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Mainstream Blast Flier

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

None Scheduled.

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.