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.
HOW TO SQUARE DANCE
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 class...as 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. Please call before you travel, in case of last minute cancellations.
Rosebud: Square Dancing -- Heber Springers: Every Friday at 7pm at the Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West. Contact: Theresa Tubbs at (501) 238-2713 (Facebook)
Bryant: Square Dancing -- Thursday at 4pm at the Bryant Senior Center, 6401 Boone Road. Contact: Art Ritter at (501) 326-8003
Charleston: Square Dancing -- Swingin' Cavaliers: New Class Started Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 6:30pm at Hug Chevrolet, 415 East Main. Contact: Anita Vandergriff at (479) 274-9775
Fort Smith: Square Dancing -- River City Squares: New Class Starting Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at 6:30pm at Fort Smith Senior Center, 2700 Cavanaugh Blvd. Contact: Jay King (479) 474-8500 (Facebook)
Little Rock (Mabelvale): Square Dancing -- Twirling Lariats: Every Monday at 7pm, American Legion Post 128, 9925 Leah Lane (Mann Road and Leah Lane). Contact: Carolyn Cullins at (501) 847-2157 (Facebook)
Lakeview: Square Dancing -- Twirling Funtimers: New Class Started Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at 6pm at Loyd Travis Municipal Center, 14 Skyles Lane. Contact Donna Gellenbeck at (870) 620-0037 (Facebook / PDF)
Round Dancing -- Tuesdays at Theodosia Village Hall, 26 Village Hall, Theodosia, Missouri. Contact: Marge Sherrill at (417) 766-0702. Experienced Dancers lessons from 4pm to 5:30pm, Beginners Dancers from 5:30pm to 7pm (Corrected Dance Levels)
Conway: Konway Kickers: Clogging Lessons (Intermediate). 4:30pm Monday, in the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 East Oak Street in Conway. Contact: Donna Bivins (501) 733-2504 or Lanita Hammett (501) 889-4679.
HOW TO GET CONNECTED
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!
Northwest Region: River City Squares (formerly 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!
Fort Smith, River City Squares (formerly Skokos Promenaders)
Jay King (479) 474-8500
Charleston, Swinging Cavaliers
Ron Keeling (479) 639-0019
Texarkana, Guys 'N Dolls
Rhonda Bailey (903) 276-3422
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
Daryl Stout (501) 690-8325
Mabelvale (Little Rock), Twirling Lariats
Cliff Taylor or Carolyn Cullins (501) 847-2157
Rosebud, Heber Springers
Theresa Tubbs (501) 238-2713
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
Ray and Linda Peacy (417) 543-3788