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/

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

Upcoming square dance ABCs include:

Monday, September 27, 2021 – Dakota Squares “ABC Square Dance,” West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Ave, St Paul, MN  55102.  Dakota Squares Classes

Monday, September 27, 2021 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-9:00 pm, Staples Community Center, 425 4th St NE, Staples, MN  56479

Monday, October 4, 2021 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Monday, October 4, 2021 – Dakota Squares ABC Square Dance,” West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Ave, St Paul, MN  55102.  Dakota Squares Classes

Monday, October 11, 2021 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Monday, October 18, 2021 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Monday, October 25, 2021 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Saturday, January 22, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 1:00-4:00 pm, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  Beaux & Belles Flier

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 1:00-4:00 pm, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  Beaux & Belles Flier

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

None Scheduled.

Upcoming square dance classes include:

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Triple T “Plus Class,” Caller Bob Maiden, 6:30-8:00 pm, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN.

Monday, September 27, 2021 – Dakota Squares & Ar-Dale Dancers “Learn to Square Dance,” Caller Larry Fruetel, 6:15 pm-8:00 pm, West 7th Street Community Center, 265 Oneida St, St Paul, MN  55102.   Dakota Squares & Ar-Dale Dancers Classes

Monday, September 27, 2021 – County Line Squares “Basic/Mainstream Class,” Caller Abe Maier, 7:00-9:00 pm, Monticello Middle School, Door 20 (east entrance), 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN  55362.

Monday, September 27, 201 – Hotfoot Stompers “Basic/Mainstream Class,” Caller Wayne Tauer, 7:00-9:00 pm, Northdale Middle School, 11301 Dogwood St NW, Coon Rapids, MN.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Cambridge Corners “Class,” Caller Denise Heinz, “Mainstream” 6:45-8:15 pm, “Plus” 8:15-8:45 pm, Isanti Intermediate School, 101 9th Ave NE, Isanti, MN.

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Triple T “Plus Class,” Caller Bob Maiden, 6:30-8:00 pm, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN.

Monday, October 4, 2021 – Dakota Squares & Ar-Dale Dancers “Learn to Square Dance,” Caller Larry Fruetel, 6:15 pm-8:00 pm, West 7th Street Community Center, 265 Oneida St, St Paul, MN  55102.   Dakota Squares & Ar-Dale Dancers Classes

Tuesday, October 8, 2021 – Wadena Whirlaways “Basic/Mainstream Class,” 7:00-9:00 pm, Staples Community Center, 425 4th St NE, Staples, MN  56479

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

Friday, October 29, 2021 – County Line Squares “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.   County Line Squares Flier

Friday, November 12, 2021 – County Line Squares “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Larry Johansen, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.

Friday, December 10, 2021 – County Line Squares “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.   County Line Squares Flier

Friday, December 31, 2021 – County Line Squares “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.