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:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 2:00-4:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Tom Allen, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN  56303.  Whitney Center, St Cloud Flier

Monday, October 3, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, North Metro Area – Oak Grove Elementary School, 6710 E Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN  55369.  North Metro Flier

Monday, October 10, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Monday, October 17, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, North Metro Area – Oak Grove Elementary School, 6710 E Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN  55369.  North Metro Flier

Thursday, October 20, 2022 – “Intro to Squares 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.  Spares & Pairs Flier

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – “Intro to Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:15 pm, North Metro Area – Oak Grove Elementary School, 6710 E Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN  55369.  North Metro Flier

Thursday, October 27, 2022 – “Intro to Squares 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.  Spares & Pairs Flier

Monday, October 31, 2022 – “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, October 3, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 6:15-8:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Larry Fruetel, West 7th Street Community Center, 265 Oneida St, St Paul, MN  55102.  Ar-Dale Dancers & Dakota Squares Flier

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00 pm, Paynesville Middle School Resource Center (Door 8), 795 Business 23 W, Paynesville, MN  56362.  Koronis Nite Owls Flier

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – “Basic/Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00 pm, Paynesville Middle School Resource Center (Door 8), 795 Business 23 W, Paynesville, MN  56362.  Koronis Nite Owls Flier

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

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Square Dancing Class, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Charley Huhtala, St Michael’s Catholic School Gymnasium (Door #8), 504 5th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND  58203.  Valley Stars Flier

Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Square Dancing Class, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Charley Huhtala, St Michael’s Catholic School Gymnasium (Door #8), 504 5th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND  58203.  Valley Stars Flier

Sunday, October 16, 2022 – “Mainstream Blast” (first session), 1:00-5:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Tom Allen, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN  56303.  Mainstream Blast

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – “Mainstream Blast” (second session), 1:00-5:00 pm, Caller/Instructor Tom Allen, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN  56303.  Mainstream Blast

Upcoming “New Dancer” square dances include:

Sunday, January 23, 2023 – Dakota Squares “Snowman” Square Dance, 3:30-5:30 pm, Faith United Methodist Church, 1530 Oakdale Ave, West St Paul, MN  55118.

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.