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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.

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. This has the dancers actually doing the moves.

  -  Taminations is a smartphone app or online tool that shows hundreds of different calls in each style (Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and Challenge). Note that "experimental" or "quarterly" dance moves are not these are usually only emphasized or used over a short period of time.



Many clubs will hold lessons at various times of the year. Please contact the individual indicated for the status of the the day, time, and location for the class, may change. Classes are noted until 1 week after the start date.

Clubs planning classes need to send the information (day, time, location, contact info) to
the Editor (the email is located on this page).

The River City Squares in Fort Smith, AR, normally begin lessons in early October. Further details will be posted as the class start time gets closer. Jay King is the caller/instructor.

How to Get Connected


If you're interested in joining a club, please go to the clubs page to find out which region you are in!

For a look at ways on how to get youth into the hobby with lessons, click here.

Dance Regions


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: 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: Pioneers, Twirling Funtimers
Southeast Region: Star Steppers

Club Contacts


Northwest Region

      Fort Smith, River City Squares (formerly Skokos Promenaders)
      Jay King (479) 474-8500
      Charleston, Swinging Cavaliers (Club is DARK from June through Early September)
      Ron Keeling (479) 639-0019
     Anita Vandergriff (479) 274-9775

Southwest Region

      New Boston, TX (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
      Daryl Stout (501) 690-8325
      Mabelvale (Little Rock), Twirling Lariats
      Cliff Taylor or Carolyn Cullins (501) 847-2157

      Rosebud, Heber Springers
      Kim Deane (501) 757-2030 

      White Hall, Star Steppers
      Sheila Gesing (870) 942-2273

Northeast Region

Northeast Region

      Mountain Home, Pioneers 
      Roy Hestand (870) 329-1141

      Lakeview, Twirling Funtimers
      Anita England (870) 449-5135

Southeast Region

White Hall, Star Steppers
Sheila Gesing (870) 942-2273

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