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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.

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

 

LESSONS

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: Heber Springers: Every Friday at 7pm at the Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West. Contact: Theresa Tubbs at (501) 238-2713

Bryant: Art Ritter: Every Thursday at 4pm at the Bryant Senior Center, 6401 Boone Road. Contact: Art Ritter at (501) 326-8003

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

Little Rock (Mabelvale): Twirling Larats: ** Starting Monday, June 13, 2022 **. Classes will be at American Legion Post 128, 9925 Leah Lane (Mann Road and Leah Lane), from 7pm to 9pm. Contact: Carolyn Cullins at (501) 847-2157

Lakeview: Twirling Funtimers: Square Dancing: Every Sunday at 4pm at Loyd Travis Municipal Center, 14 Skyles Lane. Contact Ray and Linda Peacy at (417) 543-3788
Round Dancing: Tuesdays at Theodosia Village Hall, 26 Village Hall, Theodosia, Missouri. Contact: Marge Sherrill at (417) 766-0702. Beginners lessons from 5pm to 6:30pm, Experienced Dancers from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Conway: Clogging Lessons. ** Starting Monday, June 6, 2022 **, in the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 East Oak Street in Conway, at 5:30pm. Contact: Donna Bivins (501) 733-2504 or Lanita Hammett (501) 889-4679. No prior dance experience needed. (PDF)

 

 

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!

 

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: Jubilee Squares, Pioneers, Pistols And Petticoats, Twirling Funtimers
Southeast Region: Looking for New Clubs!

 

CLUB CONTACTS

Northwest Region

      Fort Smith, River City Squares (formerly 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
      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

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
      Ray and Linda Peacy (417) 543-3788