Learn to Dance

If you’re new to square dancing and would like to learn, we host regular Monday evening classes (Basic/Mainstream – Level 1) beginning September 18, 2017 with graduation scheduled for March, 2018 ($4.00 a person each evening – first class is free).  Learn square dancing with professional square dance caller Abe Maier.  Join us at the Monticello Middle School (East Entrance, Door 20), 800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN, (map) from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

We recommend attending all classes since calls are taught in sequence.  You do not need a partner, singles or couples are welcome as everyone dances in a square with seven other people.  All ages are welcome, we have dancers from 8 to 98 years old.  Often, angels (experienced dancers) will dance with new dancers to help them.  The dress for classes is casual.

Show up a few minutes early to get acquainted and not be rushed.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes good for walking.  Light refreshments are provided.  Graduation scheduled for March 2018.

Following links provide instructions on calls:

http://videosquaredancelessons.com/lessons/

http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/info/index.html

Next new dancer dance class is November 13, 2017.

November 6, 2017 – Six squares were present with 16 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Swing, Couples Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Arm Turns, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Rollaway Half Sashay, Ladies In – Men Sashay, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Bend the Line, Right and Left Thru, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, Walk Around the Corner, Sea Saw, Square Thru Four, Dive Thru, Named Dancers Trade, Step to a Wave, Swing Thru, Run, Wheel and Deal, Flutterwheel, Reverse Flutterwheel, and Slide Thru.

October 30, 2017 – Seven squares were present with 17 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Swing, Couples Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Rollaway Half Sashay, Curtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Right & Left Thru, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, Square Thru Four, Dive Thru, Step to a Wave, Alamo Ring, Swing Thru, Left Swing Thru, Run, Wheel and Deal, Zoom, Flutterwheel, Reverse Flutterwheel, Touch 1/4, Ferris Wheel, and Walk and Dodge.

October 23, 2017 – Six squares were present with 12 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Couples Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Rollaway Half Sashay, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, Box the Gnat, Step to a Wave, Alamo Ring, Swing Thru, Run, and Wheel and Deal.

October 16, 2017 – Six squares were present with 12 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Couples Promenade, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Arm Turns, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Rollaway Half Sashay, Ladies In/Men Sashay, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Lead Right, Veer Right, Veer Left, Bend the Line, Couples Circulate, All Eight Circulate, Single File Circulate, Split Box Circulate, Right and Left Thru, Grand Square, Star Thru, and California Twirl.

October 9, 2017 – Seven squares were present with 19 new dancers and 5 guest new dancers from Ecuador.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Couples Promenade, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Lead Right, Veer Right, Bend the Line, and Grand Square.

October 2, 2017 – Seven squares were present with 18 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Swing, Promenade Couple, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Rollaway, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Ladies In/Men Sashay, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Square Thru 4, Wheel Around, and Grand Square.

September 25, 2017 – Nine squares were present with 25 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couple, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Rollaway Half Sashay, Ladies In/Men Sashay, Backtrack,  Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Lead Right, Veer Right, Veer Left, Bend the Line, and Grand Square.

September 18, 2017 – Seven squares were present with 16 new dancers.  Calls included Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Right and Left Hand Star, Promenade, Dosado, Right and Left Grand, Star Promenade, Ladies Chain, Courtesy Turn, Ladies In/Men Sashay, Rollaway, and Allemande Left.