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Mainstream Class

Below is the list of calls taught to date. The greater square dance community has produced several excellent resources to assist new dancers as an adjunct to your live lessons. This page provides access to two of the most useful for review and/or in case you have missed a lesson.

A Tucson dance club, the Saddlebrooke Squares, has created a series of videos that demonstrate the proper execution of each call. The above link is to their lesson index. Note that each instructor has a preferred order of presenting the various calls, so their lessons and ours will not perfectly correspond. Nevertheless, all you have to do is search the index to find the call you're interested in, play that particular video and watch for the segment that demonstrates the call. These views are from floor level - just as if you were watching a live square.

Some students have benefited from viewing a call's movement from above. The Tam Twirlers Square Dance Club in San Rafael, California has produced a schematic animation (TAMination) of every call. Clicking on the call will link to the corresponding TAMination page.

Class dates and lessons taught:

9/17 and 9/24
Allemande Left
Allemande Left to Alamo Style
Back Track
Circle Left/Right
Courtesy Turn
Designate Heads and Sides
Do Sa Do
Forward and Back
Pass Thru
Promenade
Right & Left Grand
Right & Left Thru
Single File
Star Left/Right
Swing thru
Weave the Ring

10/1
Grand Square
Square Thru

10/8
Circulates
Hinge
Trades
U Turn Back

10/15
Circulates (Column, Box, Split
Circulates (Ends, Centers)
Spin the Top