Would you like to learn to square dance?

Our clubs offer weekly square dance lessons.  Typically, the lessons start in September and end in April each year.  In that time, dancers have learned the 48 Basic and 19 Mainstream moves, as defined by Callerlab, the international association of square dance callers.

Some clubs use a shorter program, starting in January or April.  This program spends less time on moves that are not commonly used.  Other clubs use a program where new dancers can start any time.  New dancers can select the club whose program that works best for them.

Square Dance Lessons 2018
This list provides the locations and start dates for each club in the fall of 2018.  The information for the 2019 season will be similar.


Beginner & Mainstream Moves
– One-page list of basic square dance moves
– Useful checklist for all dancers

Beginner & Mainstream Definitions
– Select “Abbreviated Definitions Basic/Mainstream”)
– Detailed descriptions of the moves (PDF, 33 pages)

Video Square Dance Lessons
– Several moves are described in each video

– Animations of all Basic & Mainstream moves
– Useful for reviewing all variations of a particular move

Saddlebrook Square – Teaching Videos
– Videos of selected Square Dance Moves
– A CD is is also available

North Shore Squares
– Videos of selected Square Dance Moves
– Recommended for new dancers
– The video below is from this club