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:

9/28 & 10/5/2021

Allemande Left t

Back Track

California Twirl

Circle Left/Right

Courtesy Turn

Designate Heads and Sides

Do Sa Do

Forward and Back

Partner Trade

Pass Thru


Right and Left Grand

Single File Promenade

Star, left and right

Star thru

Trades, (girls trade/boys trade)

Weave the Ring


Double Pass Thru

Right and Left Thru

Trades (centers, ends and all)


Bend the Line

Slide Thru

Square Thru (2,3,4)

Star Promenade


Alamo Ring

Grand Square

Swing Thru

11/2 & 11/9/21 No Class


Run (Boys)

Scoot Back

Touch a Quarter