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Square Dance

/ˈskwer ˌdans/


  • 1.A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. Square dances contain elements from numerous traditional dances and were first documented in 16th-century England, but they were also quite common in France and throughout Europe.


  • 1.Participate in a square dance:"We square-danced at our wedding"

The Whirlaways follow modern Square Dance programs as defined by Callerlab.

The Square Dance program includes (4) levels of learning:  1.) Basic and Mainstream, 2.) Plus, 3.) Advanced, and 4.) Challenge.

Recently, Callerlab has created and abbreviated program termed, "Social Square Dance" or "SSD"  The purpose of SSD is to provide an opportunity to learn a "sustainable" set of 50 Calls that will allow a student the opportunity to join dances at the Clubs monthly dance venues.  SSD was designed to be "learnable" in a 13-14 week class.

These program levels are further explained in the sub-tabs.

Please visit the Callerlab website for more information here:

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