What Is Square Dancing?
Square dance is a folk dance where four couples form a square. A square dance caller prompts the dancers to complete a sequence of steps. The dances begin and end in the square formation. There are several levels of square dancing. Most clubs in the Cincinnati Area dance Mainstream, which has 71 different calls and/or Plus level which has an additional 29 calls. There is also Advance dancing at various clubs. Square dancing is the official State Dance for 19 different states and is enjoyed by people throughout the world.
Typical Questions and their Answers
Do I need to take lessons?
Yes. Lessons are taught for each level. Frontier Squares offers Beginning lessons starting in January, followed by Mainstream with Plus lessons ending in May.
Where can I take lessons?
Frontier Squares' lessons are held at the American Legion Post 450 at 111 Race Street, Milford, OH
How much do lessons cost?
Lessons are $4. per week per person.
Where can I call for more information?
Call our club presidents, Brenda and Jay Jones at 513-583-8843, or email them at email@example.com.
Who can take lessons?
Children and adults can take lessons. Please check for additional information on children's participation. All ages welcome.
I can't come the first night. Can I start the lessons at any time?
You can start in the first through the fourth week, and will get caught up. After the fourth week, it may be too difficult to catch up.
What should I wear to lessons?
Dress casual and wear comfortable shoes. Jeans are acceptable.
Is there alcohol at dances or lessons?
No, alcohol is not permitted at lessons or dances.
What level dances are there at Frontier Squares?
Frontier Squares usually has Plus level dances, although there are various dances through the year which are called "High-Low" (some Mainstream only tips, and some Plus tips).
What should I wear to dances?
Women normally wear traditional square dance attire or prairie length skirts. Men generally wear western style shirts and dress pants or nice jeans. Even if you do not have these types of clothes, please feel free to come and dance anyway.
How much does it cost to attend a dance?
At Frontier Squares the current price is $5.00 per person at each dance. Members' dues are $10 per year.
When do new classes begin?
New Classes begin January 13, 2009. Attend the first night free of charge. Additional classes are $4.00 each.