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, January 31, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier

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

Monday, February 7, 2022 – “ABC” Square Dancing, 6;30-8:00 pm, Caller Bob Maiden, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 7th St W, St Paul, MN.

Monday, February 14, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier 

Monday, February 28, 2022 – “Intro to Social Square Dancing,” 7:00-8:30 pm, Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN  55364.  Westonka Whirlers Flier 

Upcoming square dance classes include:

Monday, January 31, 2022 – “Mainstream” Square Dance Class, 7:00-9:00 pm, Caller Abe Maier, Monticello Middle School, 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Class Flier

Upcoming square dance Blasts include:

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 “New Dancer” square dances include:

Sunday, February 20, 2022 – Friendly Twirlers “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Brian Freed, 2:00-4:00 pm), Unity School, 1908 150th St, Balsam Lake, WI.

Friday, March 11, 2022 – County Line Squares “New Dancer” Square Dance, Caller Abe Maier, 8:00-10:00 pm, Pinewood Elementary School, 1010 W Broadway, Monticello, MN  55362.  County Line Squares Flier

Upcoming round dance classes include:

None Scheduled.