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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.

Plus Lessons -

Acey Deucey
and Roll
Fan the Top
Tea Cup Chain

Load the Boat
Peel Off
Ping Pong Circulate

3/17 - Review with Karin and Greg

Linear Cycle
Spread (anything and spread)

Explode (and anything)
Explode the Wave
Grand Swing Thru

Peel the Top
Track II
Trade the Wave

4/16 - No Lesson

4/23 - Review with Karin and Greg

Single Circle to an Ocean Wave
Spin Chain the Gears

Diamond Circulate
Cut the Diamond
Flip the Diamond

All Eight Spin the Top
Relay the Deucy