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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.

9/25         
Allemand Left                                                            
Dosado                    
Forward and Back                     
Ladies Chain      
Pass Thru                                                                                   
Promenade                             
Right and Left Thru
Rollaway
Right and Left Grand                 
Swing              
Weave the Ring  

10/2
Bend the Line
Couples Hinge
Couples Trade
Lead Right
Partner Trade
Turn Thru
Veer Left/Right
Wheel Around

10/9
Circulate (Ends, Centers, Couples)
Cloverleaf
Double Pass Thru
Half Sashay
Ladies In, Men Sashay
Slide Thru
Trade By
U-Turn Back

10/16
Alamo Style Wave
Couples Left/Right 
Swing Thru
Wave Balance
Wheel and Deal

10/23
Chain Down the Line
Ferris Wheel
Pass the Ocean
Run
Square Thru

10/30
Cast off 3/4
Centers In
Cross Run
Hinge
Pass to the Center
Scoot Back
Spin the Top
Sweep a Quarter
Touch a Quarter

11/6 - No Class

11/13 - No Class

11/20
Allamande Thar
California Twirl
Shoot the Star
Star Thru

11/27
Back Track
Extend
Flutterwheel
Reverse Flutterwheel
Recycle
Spin Chain Thru
Tag the Line
Half Tag the Line