Square Dance

A lively dance in which sets of four couples are arranged in a series of squares and prompted through various steps and movements by a caller.



There are a few ways to get started:

  -  There is always a friendly face waiting to show you the steps at your local square dancing venue! There are dozens of places around the state that dance, check out our list of clubs below.
  -  There are videos online to watch and to practice alongside of while you're learning! A few of our members recommended the "Video Square Dancing Online" when they first started.

  -  Taminations is an app/online tool that shows hundreds of different calls in each style (Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and Challenge).



Many clubs will hold lessons at various times of the year. There's usually a minimum of prospective students needed before the class can be held. Please contact the individual indicated for the status of the the day, time, and location for the class, may change. Some classes may have been going on for an extended time already, so it would be beneficial for propsective dancers to look for "a new class". The average time for a class ranges from 10 to 20 weeks, depending on how many "moves" are taught during a particular night...and each lesson "builds on" what was taught in previous weeks.

Sheridan: Swinging Jackets:   A NEW CLASS started on Jan. 15, 2022, and it'll be held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month at the Sheridan Recreation Center, 1511 South Rose Street. Contact: Rick and Sheila Gesing (870) 883-1363 (PDF). Note that the class will NOT meet on June 4, or July 2, 2022.

Little Rock (Mabelvale): Twirling Lariats: Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm through December, at the American Legion Post 128, 9925 Leah Lane (Mann Road and Leah Lane). Contact: Larry and Heidi Whitman (316) 259-5324.

Rosebud: Heber Springers: Every Friday at 7pm at the Rosebud Community Center.
Contact: Theresa Tubbs at (501) 238-2713

Charleston: Swingin' Cavaliers: Every Thursday at 7pm at Hug Chevrolet, 407 Main Street. Contact: Anita Vandergriff (479) 639-0019

Bryant: Art Ritter. ** Postponed until May 5, 2022 ** -- Contact: Art Ritter (501) 326-8003

Conway: Konway Kloggers (Clogging Lessons): Starting Feb. 7, 2022 -- Contact Lanita Hammett (501) 889-4679 (PDF)



Each local club looking for new members. It doesn't matter how long you've been dancing or how young you are! If you are interested in joining, please go to the clubs page to find out which region you are in!



Clubs can become members of the ASSDF, and any dancer can become a member of a club!

Arkansas Dance Regions: (Map on the Clubs Page)

Northwest Region: Skokos Promenaders, Swinging Cavaliers
Southwest Region: Guys 'N Dolls
Central Region: Bluebird Squares, Heber Springers, Levi's and Lace, Maverick Mixers, Twirling Lariats
Northeast Region: Jubilee Squares, Pioneers, Pistols And Petticoats, Twirling Funtimers
Southeast Region: Looking for New Clubs!



Northwest Region

      Fort Smith, Skokos Promenaders

      Jay King (479) 474-8500


      Charleston, Swinging Cavaliers

      Ron Keeling (479) 639-0019

Southwest Region

      Texarkana, Guys 'N Dolls

      Rhonda Bailey (903) 276-3422

Central Region

      Benton, Bluebird Squares 
      Carolyn Birdsong (501) 813-7239

      Hot Springs, Levi's and Lace
      Ted and Phyllis Keeney (501) 991-3292

      Mabelvale (Little Rock), Maverick Mixers
      Nancy Cates-Finney (501) 551-6144
      Mabelvale (Little Rock), Twirling Lariats
      Larry and Heidi Whitman (316) 259-5324

      Rosebud, Heber Springers
      Theresa Tubbs (501) 238-2713

Northeast Region

Northeast Region

      Batesville, Jubilee Squares (currently DARK)
      Laura Wade (870) 926-2442
      Mountain Home, Pioneers
      Roy Hestand, Jr. (870) 329-1141

      Jonesboro, Pistols And Petticoats (currently DARK)
      Bonnie Hallet (870) 932-7740

      Mountain Home, Twirling Funtimers
      Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708