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:

Thursday, February 9, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Beginner Square Dancing 7:00-9:00 pm.  Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431. Spares & Pairs Flier

Monday, February 13, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, February 16, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Beginner Square Dancing 7:00-9:00 pm.  Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431. Spares & Pairs Flier

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” Beginner Square Dancing 7:00-9:00 pm.  Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN  55431. Spares & Pairs Flier

Monday, February 27, 2023 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Upcoming square dance classes include:

Monday, February 6, 2023 – “Learn to Square Dance” 7:00-9:00 pm, Caller Abe Maier.  Monticello Middle School, 800 Broadway E, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Flier

Monday, February 13, 2023 – “Learn to Square Dance” 6:30-8:00 pm, Caller Bob Maiden, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN  55102.

Monday, February 20, 2023 – “Learn to Square Dance” 6:30-8:00 pm, Caller Bob Maiden, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN  55102.

“Social Square Dancing” Square Dance Class, lessons starting soon in the Fargo/Moorhead area.  FMSDA Class Flier

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

Saturday, February 11, 2023 – “Mainstream” instruction will include all calls 1:00-4:00 pm, Caller Ben Stokes.  January 14 and 21 and February 4 sessions are a prerequisite for new dancers at the following sessions.  Maple Grove Middle School Cafeteria, 7000 Hemlock Ln N, Maple Grove, MN  55369.  Mainstream Blast Flier

Saturday, March 4, 2023 – “Plus” instruction will include 15 calls, 1:00-4:00 pm, Caller Tom Allen.  New plus dancer pre-requisites:  solid knowledge of basic and mainstream calls; must attend the March 4 Blast to be prepared for the March 11 Blast; and must attend both prior March sessions for the March 25 Blast.  Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Plus Blast Flier

Saturday, March 11, 2023 – “Plus” instruction will include 15 calls, 1:00-4:00 pm, Caller Tom Allen.  New plus dancer prerequisites:  solid knowledge of basic and mainstream calls; must attend the March 4 Blast to be prepared for the March 11 Blast; and must attend both prior March sessions for the March 25 Blast.  Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Plus Blast Flier

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – “Plus” instruction will include 15 calls, 1:00-4:00 pm, Caller Tom Allen.  New plus dancer prerequisites:  solid knowledge of basic and mainstream calls; must attend the March 4 Blast to be prepared for the March 11 Blast; and must attend both prior March sessions for the March 25 Blast.  Grandview Middle School, 1881 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Plus Blast Flier

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

Friday, January 20, 2023 – Crystal Cross Trailers Square Dance, 7:30-9:30 pm, Caller Dan Sahlstrom; Sandburg Middle School, 2400 Sandburg Ln, Golden Valley, MN  55427.

Sunday, January 22, 2023 – Dakota Squares “Snowman” Square Dance, 3:30-5:30 pm, Caller Larry Fruetel; Faith United Methodist Church, 1530 Oakdale Ave, West St Paul, MN  55118.  Dakota Squares Flier

Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Swingmasters “44th Mid-Winter Magic” Square Dance, 1:00-5:00 pm, Swingmasters Callers; Northdale Middle School, 11301 Dogwood St NW, Coon Rapids, MN  55448.  Mid-Winter Magic Flier

Friday, March 10, 2023 – County Line Squares “Shamrock Shake” Square Dance, 7:00-9:30 pm, Caller Abe Maier; Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Flier

Friday, March 31, 2023 – County Line Squares “Pie Night” Square Dance, 7:00-9:30 pm, Caller Tom Allen; Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Flier

Friday, April 14, 2023 – County Line Squares “Floral Frenzy” Square Dance, 7:00-9:30 pm, Caller Abe Maier; Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Flier

Upcoming round dance classes include:

To be determined.