Square Dance Lessons
Want to join in the fun? It’s easier than you think with our square dance lessons.
Saddlebrooke Squares has always had a very active and successful teaching program. We are very proud of this. Every year we help a new class of dancers learn the simple skills of square dance.
Here is how our Teaching Program works:
GIVE US A WHIRL
Give Us A Whirl introduces new dancers to the fun world of square dancing.
We invite you to join us for our Give Us A Whirl introduction to square dancing. This is a FREE evening of fun and laughter with a chance to experience some simple square dance calls. This gives you a chance to see for yourself if square dancing is for you. Absolutely no dancing skills are required to participate in this event. Just come ready to have some fun and meet new friends
Actual square dance lessons will start the week after Give Us A Whirl. Again, we assume no prior square dancing experience. Our callers, Bob Asp and Dean Singleton will teach you every move. You will be assisted by some very helpful dancers who we call Angels. These are experienced dancers who get a special satisfaction out of helping new people learn how to enjoy square dancing as much as they do. Throughout the classes, you will have Angels dancing in your square. These Angels will help guide you through the moves.
Lessons are held on Sunday evenings. Class members are encouraged to attend each lesson. This is not just to learn the new calls, but also to get the additional “floor time” which will help you master the moves faster. You will have practice sessions in between lessons to help reinforce how to do the calls.
You will start by learning Basic (Parts 1 and 2) and Mainstream calls. When these lessons are completed, you will be able to dance Mainstream with the SaddleBrooke Squares or other clubs or at square dance festivals around the United States. Plus lessons will be taught after you have had a few months of dancing Mainstream.
The SaddleBrooke Squares is a Plus club. There are many Plus clubs throughout the United States and overseas. Yes, overseas!!! Square dance calls are called in English all over the world!!!
LET’S SEE THE INSTANT REPLAY
We have an instructional video made by the SaddleBrooke Squares to make learning even easier. The video (on DVD and online) illustrates all the calls. If you purchase the DVD, you can go directly to a specific call. You cannot do this online. Online you can use the Call Index which will take you to the lesson where the call is taught. New students should purchase their DVD directly from the club, not online.
Using this simple and effective program, you too can become a square dancer.
Discover what the smiles are all about …
Join us for Give Us a Whirl. We’ll see you across the square.