About Social Square Dancing (SSD)

Social Square Dancing (previously known as Sustainable Square Dancing) is an alternate entry-level destination dance program, intended for use without requiring any change to any other dance program.  SSD is a fun yet meaningful dance program. Beginners can learn it (Standard Application) in 18 to 22 hours. Dancers are encouraged to dance that program, and to recruit their friends, with no pressure to move up to higher programs.  SSD is a shorter, easier entry program to make square dancing more marketable to new dancers.

SSD was approved as a CALLERLAB Program and added to the Program Policy Statement in 2021.