Our clubs offer weekly square dance lessons.  Typically, the lessons start in September and end in April each year.  In that time, you will learn all the Basic and Mainstream moves, as defined by Callerlab, the international association of square dance callers.

The Banff Trailers and Wheatland Whirlers clubs use the “Nest” program where new dancers can start at any time.

Square Dance Lessons 2022
The locations and start dates for each club in 2022.

Square Dance Moves
– An overview of how square dance moves are organized.


Basic & Mainstream Square Dance Moves
– One-page list of Basic & Mainstream square dance moves
– Useful checklist for all dancers

Basic Level One Moves
– Definitions & video links

Basic Level Two Moves
– Definitions & video links

Mainstream Level Moves
– Definitions & video links

Plus Level Moves
– Definitions & links to local Plus clubs

North Shore Squares
– Videos of selected Square Dance moves
– The video at the top of this page is one example
– Recommended for new dancers

Video Square Dance Lessons
– Several moves described in each video
– Hosted by the Saddlebrook Squares club

– Animations of all Basic & Mainstream moves
– Useful for reviewing a particular move
– Hosted by the Tam Twirlers club