Workshops on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Lothrop School gymnasium in Pittsford, VT. (from early September to late April)
Dances on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons, usually once per month at Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, VT. (from September through May)
Club Dances (Plus Program) 2nd and 4th Fridays except summer see website for specific dates. Also see web site for class schedule.
Founded 1985 in Freiburg.
Clubdance every Monday 7.30PM to 9.30PM Mainstream in Traditional Dress.
Dancehall: Buergerhaus Seepark in 79110 Freiburg/Germany
We dance every Tuesday in Waxhaw, NC
The 2nd and 4th are our club dance nights:
6:30-7:30 class/workshop, 7:30 dance
1st, 3rd, 5th are class/workshop nights
6:30-8:00 Class/MS, 8:00-9:30 Plus
We’d love to see you!
Desert Mainstreamers is the ONLY mainstream only club in the Phoenix area. Join us on Wednesday nights – 7PM to 9PM at the Superstition Buttes RV park – 301 S. Signal Butte in Apache Junction, AZ
Plus level dancing 7pm to 9pm with DBD Plus from 9pm to 10pm.
Every Wednesday night. Casual dress at all dances. Desserts served.
Noonday United Methodist Church, Flint, Texas – (South Tyler)
The Elks ‘N’ Does square dance club dances PLUS level on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Alameda, CA, USA. Our caller is Bill Silver.
Our club was formed in 1990, with caller Dave Parker. The Swinging 21ers were extremely supportive as our Angel club. Our next caller was Ben Goldberg. He certainly kept us on our toes! Joel Kadish became our caller in 1993, with his corny jokes and whimsical hats. John Hall called for our club from November 2006 through November 2008. Bill Silver is our current caller. We are a PLUS club of singles and couples. We are family-friendly and enjoy dancing with young people.
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Garbutt from Western Australia. I am a square dance caller for “Jay Gees”. Jay Gees started in 2003 formed from the dancers from the previous clubs of “Circle-C” and “Ross’s Sou-Westers”. Of course the “Jay Gees” is based on my initials and represents the old saying that if one really believes in a service or product – they should put their own name on that service or product. We do things a little differently to other clubs in Western Australia.
We start dancing first, then collect the nightly fees. I reckon that dancers have come to dance, so why make them wait? The want to start immediately and they deserve a small sample of what the rest of the night will be like.
We do two number brackets instead of three. And we always have. I reckon that dancers are not really after a marathon, two numbers is enough, and we can always add extra brackets when needed.
We do make mistakes, but no matter who caused the mistake, it was always the caller’s fault for the mistake. Even if a dancer actually made the mistake, it was still ultimately caused by the caller. It was probably caused by a less than ideal delivery of the call, or bad training years ago or something like that – so it was the callers fault really.
We have a rowdy atmosphere. If dancers are having fun, why not let them express that fun.
We also do “square dancer contras” and the occasional line dance for diversity value.
We take new dancers all year around. Why wait for formal classes? We are doing “Square Dancing” not “Lessons in how to Square Dance”. It is not hard to fast track one or two extra people any time of the year. I have found this way works easier in a regional area than trying to recruit big numbers once a year.
We have a supper break at the end, to help dancers wind down. But we also encourage dancers to have a tea, coffee or drink of water during the night to keep refreshed.
Our raffle prize is simple, half the take of a night goes back as the raffle prize – this means that the raffle prize is bigger as more tickets are sold. The other half get’s saved for an end of year function for the dancers. So the dancers win in two possible ways. I believe it is OK for a caller run club to take the net proceeds of the door take, but not the net proceeds of the raffle take – the raffle take should go back to the dancers – either on the night or at a free function at the end of the year.
The last bracket is a request bracket – and the winners of the door and raffle prizes choose their request from a list of tunes stuck up on the back wall.
Technically it is a caller run club – but the dancers seem to make the decisions anyway. Example in 2014 the dancers organised for the club badge to be re-designed.
Mainstream square dance club dancing on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, at Wertel’s Tap, 2545 Manitowoc Rd., Green Bay, WI. Casual attire at most dances. Visit http://www.hoedownnews.org for up-to-date schedule.
We regularly dance on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fishers United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Fishers, Indiana. For up-to-date information on dates and callers, see our web site at Indy B ‘n’ B.
Our dances are Mainstream and Plus level dancing with Round Dancing between tips. We have pre-rounds from 7:30 to 8:00, and alternate a square dance tip and then two round dances from 8:00 until 10:30.
The Indy B ‘n’ B Square Dance Club is a “Singles” Club, but we welcome couples at any time to dance with us, and invite singles and couples to join us as members. Both partners of a married couple must join our club at the same time.
We are members of The Indiana Dancers Association