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:

10/18/22

Allemande Left t

Back Track

Courtesy Turn

Designate Heads and Sides

Do Sa Do

Grand Square

Promenade

Right and Left Grand

Single File Promenade

Weave the Ring

10/25/22

Circle Left/Right

Star, Left/Right Hand

Star Promenade

Star Thru

Swing

11/1/22

Alamo Wave

Bend the Line

California Twirl

Ladies Chain

Ladies In, Men Sashay

Ocean Wave

Partner Trade

Right and Left Thru

Run

Swing Thru

Trade

11/15/22

Circulate, Centers and Ends

Circulate. Split

Extend

Flutterwheel

Pass the Ocean

Scoot Back

Touch a Quarter

11/22/22

Review

11/29/22

Couples Trade

Recycle

Slide Thru

Sweep a Quarter

Trade By

Wheel & Deal (2 faced lines)

Zoom

12/6

Circle to a Line

Double Pass Thru

Fold

Half Sashay

Lead Right

Roll away with a half sashay

Turn Thru

Veer Left

12/13

Chain Down the Line

Cloverleaf

Spin the Top

Tag and Half Tag the Line

Tidal Wave

Walk & Dodge

12/20

8 Chain Thru

Spin Chain Thru

12/27

No Class

1/3/2023

All Around Your Left Hand Lady

Dive Thru

Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave

Do Paso

Pass Thru

Pass to the Center

See Saw

1/10/23 - NO CLASS

1/17/23

Box the Gnat

Cast Off 3/4

Centers In

Thar

Slip the Clutch

Shoot the Star