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 18, 2019 ($4.00 a person each evening – first class is free).  New dancers are welcome for the first three classes.  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

December 10, 2018 – Next class

December 3, 2018 – Six squares with 12 new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Swing, Promenade Couples, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Arm Turns, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Pass Thru, Half Sashay, Rollaway Half Sashay, Ladies In – Men Sashay, U-Turn Back, Separate Around 1, Separate Around 2, Split Two, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Do Paso, Lead Right, Lead Left, Veer Right, Veer Left, Bend the Line, Right and Left Thru, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, Walk Around the Corner, See Saw, Square Thru, Circle to a Line, Dive Thru, Allemande Thar, Slip the Clutch, Shoot the Star, Step to a Wave, Balance, Alamo Ring, Swing Thru, Run, Wheel and Deal, Double Pass Thru, First Couple Go Left/Right, Next Couple Go Left/Right, Zoom, Flutterwheel, Reverse Flutterwheel, Ferris Wheel, and Eight Chair Thru.  New calls were Box the Gnat, Pass the Ocean, and Spin the Top.

November 26, 2018 – Five squares with 12 new dancers.  Calls were Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Swing, Promenade Couples, Single File Promenade, Star Promenade, Allemande Left, Arm Turns, Right and Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Left Hand Star, Right Hand Star, Pass Thru, Half Sashay, Rollaway Half Sashay, Ladies In – Men Sashay, U-Turn Back, Separate Around 1, Separate Around 2, Split Two, Courtesy Turn, Two Ladies Chain, Four Ladies Chain, Do Paso, Lead Right, Lead Left, Veer Right, Veer Left, Bend the Line, Right and Left Thru, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, Walk Around the Corner, See Saw, Square Thru, Circle to a Line, Dive Thru, Allemande Thar, Slip the Clutch, Shoot the Star, Step to a Wave, Balance, Alamo Ring, Swing Thru, Run, Wheel and Deal, Double Pass Thru, First Couple Go Left/Right, Next Couple Go Left/Right, Zoom, Flutterwheel, Reverse Flutterwheel, Ferris Wheel, and Eight Chair Thru.

November 19, 2018 – Five squares with 14 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 Left, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, U-Turn Back, Rollaway Half Sashay, Swing, Square Thru 4, Do Paso, Walk Around the Corner, Slip the Clutch, Step to a Wave, Men Run, Wheel and Deal, Flutterwheel, Reverse Flutterwheel, Trade, Ferris Wheel, and Ladies in – Men Sashay.

November 12, 2018 – Five squares.  New calls were Trade and Ferris Wheel.

November 5, 2018 – Five squares with nine 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 Left, Grand Square, Star Thru, California Twirl, U-Turn Back, Rollaway Half Sashay, Swing, Square Thru 4.  New calls Do Paso, Walk Around the Corner, Slip the Clutch, Step to a Wave, Men Run, Wheel and Deal, Flutterwheel, and Reverse Flutterwheel,

October 29, 2018 –  New calls Star Thru and California Twirl

October 22, 2018

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.