Sep 19 2022
Square Dance Beginning Lessons

Square Dance Beginning Lessons

Presented by Capital Twirlers Square Dance Club at Tallahassee Senior Center - second floor ballroom

Now is your opportunity to learn how to square dance!  Square dancing requires lessons to learn the steps. The local Capital Twirlers square dance club will be offering their annual square dance lessons at the Tallahassee Senior Center.    Today’s Modern Western Square Dancing is characterized by dancers forming “squares” of four couples who dance specific movements cued by a caller, danced to enjoyable music including Oldies, Current favorites, Gospel, Rock, Country & Western and Holiday Songs.  No fancy footwork is required. Instead, you step in time with the music as you form moving patterns with the other dancers in your square - following the caller’s instructions. It’s not hard to learn.  Classes are conducted by Elmer Sheffield, who has been teaching square dance for over 40 years and is one of the best known and respected callers in the country. Square dancing is a fun and delightfully energetic activity.  You will be smiling within minutes and leave the lessons laughing and want to keep on dancing. If your first thought is: “I can’t dance”, square dancing has no worries about stepping on your partner’s toes, because you are usually going in different directions.  No fancy footwork is required. Instead, you walk quickly in time with the music as you shape moving formations with the other dancers in your square - following the caller’s instructions. It is not hard to learn; you don’t have to be graceful. The challenge is in not knowing what will come next; the next step will be “called” out to you.  Don’t be discouraged by pictures of ladies in crinolines, mostly we dance in everyday clothes and sneakers.  And don’t worry about getting dizzy; there’s not much twirling and it’s optional.  Wear comfortable clothes.  Lessons last 15 weeks. Please bring a partner if you can to get the most out of the classes.

Admission Info

$3 per person per lesson

Dates & Times

2022/09/19 - 2022/09/19

Location Info

Tallahassee Senior Center - second floor ballroom

1400 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303