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) began September 17, 2018 with graduation scheduled for March 8, 2019 ($4.00 a person each evening – first class is free).  New dancers will be welcome for the first three classes – September 17, September 24, and October 1, 2018.  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 8, 2019.

Following links provide instructions on calls:

http://videosquaredancelessons.com/lessons/

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

October 22, 2018 – Next class

October 15, 2018 – Five squares with eight new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couples, Star Promenade, Promenade Single File, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Right and Left Thru, Ladies Chain, Pass Thru, Rollaway Half Sashay, Separate Around 1 or 2 and Come Into the Middle, and Split Two.

October 8, 2018 – Five squares with eight new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couples, Star Promenade, Promenade Single File, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Right and Left Thru, Ladies Chain, Pass Thru, Bend the Line, Lead Right, Veer Right, Veer Left, Grand Square, U-Turn Back, Rollaway Half Sashay, Separate Around 1 or 2 and Come Into the Middle, Split Two, Swing, Ladies In – Men Sashay, Half Sashay, Back Track, and Square Thru 4.

October 1, 2018 – Five squares with 10 new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couples, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Right and Left Thru, Ladies Chain, Pass Thru, Bend the Line, Lead Right, Veer Right, Veer Left, Grand Square, U-Turn Back, Rollaway Half Sashay, Separate Around 1 or 2 and Come Into the Middle, Split Two, and Swing.

September 24, 2018 – Five squares with 12 new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couples, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Right and Left Thru, Ladies Chain, Pass Thru, Bend the Line, Lead Right, Veer Right, Grand Square, U-Turn Back, and Rollaway Half Sashay.

September 17, 2018 – Five squares with nine new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade Couples, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Courtesy Turn, Right and Left Thru, and Ladies Chain.