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Today's Style of Square Dancing

  What makes square dancing so great?
It's very social. The very nature of this style
of dance is interactive teams of 8 people
reacting to commands from a "caller/entertainer."
You'll start dancing and having fun right away
and making new friends almost as fast.
Most clubs welcome singles.
How Different
is Today's Square Dancing
from its Traditional Image?

The modern square dance has evolved.
Many people experienced traditional, old-time
square dancing in their school years.
They may not have enjoyed old
fashioned music and simplistic moves.
It's better today than what they did in school.
Instead of memorizing routines, now you learn
individual "calls" that the caller puts together
in endless combinations, so you have to listen.
The music heard on today's square dance
floor ranges from pop to country
and show tunes to golden oldies.

Learn of the Benefits
& See How You Learn
in the 10 minute video

"Dancing Keeps You Young"

Discover How Dancing
Improves Brain Function

& Reverses Signs of Aging
in the following 3 1/2 minute video
(courtesy of Science Nature Page):


Many Benefits

The square dance is mildly aerobic and
what better way to guarantee some fun
exercise than by attending a weekly session?
A typical square dance event will have you
moving the equivalent of several kilometres
but you'll be having too much fun to notice.
In fact, the road to better health through
square dancing is so proven that we've
developed a printable 2-page brochure
that's available online.
Entitled "Your Prescription for Better Health,"
it contains endorsements by many medical
professionals, detailing the physical, mental
and social health benefits of square dancing
and its companion dance form,
round dancing:

The social element of dancing with many
friendly people moving to lively music is a
great way to forget the stress of the day.
You'll make many new friends who
often become friends both on and off
the dance floor.
A wonderful benefit for couples is that
square dancing provides a regular
opportunity for "together time."
It's an interest away from home that
a couple can share in equally.
More About
Today's Square Dancing

Select from the following:
Got "Two Left Feet?"
How Much Does it Cost?
Who will be at the Dances
& is it mostly Couples?

What's the Attire?
What Follows the New
Dancer Sessions?

Is Square Dancing

Square Dance Travel

Other Dance Forms

What if There's No
Square Dance Instruction
in my Area?

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Got "Two Left Feet?"

If you can walk, you can square dance
(although in B.C. we have a wheelchair dance club).
This style of dance uses upper body hand
and arm movements, so there are no
difficult "steps." You simply glide along to
the rhythm of the music.
In learning to dance it's not uncommon to feel
self-conscious, wanting to avoid making
mistakes in front of others.
In fact, there's no need to feel pressure because
everyone learns from a patient instructor.
Reinforced with lots of review, you'll become
confident and see how much fun it is.
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index


How Much Does it Cost?

The square dance recreation is probably one of the
most economical activities that you'll find anywhere.
When you start to learn, the first one or more
sessions are usually free to try it out,
so you're already ahead with cost saving.
You'll get your money's worth, especially when you
find that many dances close with delicious
refreshments, included at no extra charge.
Remember, too, that by square dancing
you're investing in a fitness activity
that works toward better health.

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Who will be at the Dances
& is it mostly Couples?

People just like you enjoy square dancing.
They come from all walks of life.

They're people who want to have genuine
fun and lots of laughs.
We all want to improve our
physical and mental well-being and
to make new friends in a healthy
social atmosphere.
Most dances are composed of partnered dancers
and single dancers. Dance clubs make every
effort to involve those attending solo.

In more recent times, due to the greater interest
of women in dance and a higher demographic
of single persons, some ladies are learning
both the left and right positions of a square
dance couple, particularly the traditional
"man's position" to the left.
That way, they're dancing most all the time.
In Burnaby you'll find a club that was
established for singles but also welcomes
couples called the "Swinging Singles"
(that's "swing" as in: "swing your partner!")
In Vancouver there is a gender-neutral square
dance club of particular appeal to the
same sex community.
See those clubs in our "Listings" section.
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index



What's the Attire?

Comfortable, dressy-casual is appropriate to square
dance with low-rise footwear that won't mark the floor.
Men generally wear long-sleeved shirts and pants or
dressy jeans. Many of today's square dancing ladies
like a longer, flowing skirt often called a Prairie Skirt.
Dance clubs welcome those who opt to wear traditional
square dance attire, crinoline underskirt included.

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What Follows
the New Dancer Sessions?

Once you complete your instruction, your sponsoring
dance club will invite you to attend their regular sessions
that usually take place weekly.
Many clubs observe programs of square dance calls
as identified by Callerlab, an international organization
of square dance callers.
Your program of choice depends upon the time you
can commit to learning. Listed from the lowest to
the greatest challenge, the programs are:
Advanced 1 & 2
Challenge 1, 2 & 3
"Mainstream" has been the entry program
and the level at which many clubs dance weekly but a
condensed program called "West Coast Square Dancing"
is increasing in popularity. Developed in British Columbia,
it utilizes the most popular calls in the Mainstream
program, getting you dancing sooner,
usually in 10 to 12 weeks.
The Callerlab organization has also issued a
"Condensed Teaching Method" program to
accommodate those pressed for time but
wanting to learn to square dance.
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index


Is Square Dancing Competitive?
It's not generally considered a competitive
activity although there are a few instances
where competition is enjoyed.
One such event takes place annually
in B.C., Washington State or Oregon
State known as the Pacific Northwest
Teen Square Dance Festival.
The event rotates between regions.
Involving several competitive categories
including calling and exhibitions, it keeps
pre-teens and teens interested and
focused in the activity.
The competitors and their families
post videos to YouTube every year
that reveal the Teen Festival fun.
Click here for a link
from which you can select

Return to "About Square Dancing" Index



Square Dance Travel Opportunities

A wonderful aspect about learning to square dance
is how
you open up a world of possibilities for travel.
Since the "calls" are standardized globally in
the English language, you can travel to dance
in many other countries.
Furthermore, dance Festivals and Conventions
make it extra fun to travel near and far,
joining hundreds and even thousands of other
square dancers.
World square dance tours and even cruises
featuring square dancing to some top callers
aboard ship are also available.
Perhaps the most fun can be had just driving up
the road to the nearest town or city where they'll
probably have a square dance club. Travelling
to dances within your region lets you make
new dance friends close to home.

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Other Dance Forms Embraced

Under the non-profit B.C. Square & Round Dance
Federation, other dance forms such as round dancing
and clog dancing are embraced.
Round dancing is square dancing's companion dance
that's usually incorporated into a square dance program.
It's choreographed ballroom dancing where nobody has
to lead because the steps are prompted by a "cuer"
over the microphone.
Some square dance clubs offer new round dancer
sessions and there are some clubs in B.C. that
only round dance.
Clog dance clubs also operate in select cities
around the province.
Clogging is a low impact, rhythmic dance
done to live cues and a great variety of music.
It welcomes all ages and is very popular with singles.
The style is contemporary, precision style clogging.

Although not commonly available,
Contra Dancing is embraced by the
B.C. Square & Round Dance Federation.
It's considered the forerunner to the
square dance. It involves facing lines
of dancers who interact across and
up and down the lines.
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index


What if There's No Square Dance

Instruction in My Area?

Should your area of B.C. not have square dance
instruction available, we invite you to explore an
8-CD audio series called "Moving and Grooving."

Complete with the music you'll need, it will have
 you dancing in very little time.
See information online at:
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index


Where to E-mail Questions
or Phone Toll-free
(state the city relative to your inquiry)

If you don't live in British Columbia, the Canadian
Square & Round Dance Society operates a
toll-free information line at:
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Squares Across the Border
Square Dance Club
Vancouver's Grandview-Woodland District

Featuring 2 FREE new dancer sessions

in September, 2017!

Attend one or both. Just drop in.

Come try today's style of

square dancing.

You'll have loads of fun!

Free sessions on Tues. Sept. 12

& Tues. Sept. 19, 7 - 9 pm.


Room #111,

Britannia Secondary School,

1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver

(just west of Commercial & Napier)

Click here for a map

We are

Vancouver's dance club for LGBTQ

& friends, founded in 1983.

Everyone is invited.

Take a chance & dance!

Singles & couples welcome

No dress code

Bring your sense of adventure and

your sense of humour!

Regular weekly sessions will continue

from Sept. 26 through Dec.  5

on same day and

at same times & location.

Note: It is preferred that you attend

at least one of the free sessions

in advance of the weekly lessons.

If you cannot, please contact us and

we'll make every effort to accommodate

you because newcomers are V.I.P.'s!

This group offers a gender neutral

environment for all persons,

single or partnered, including the

same sex community.

Presenting dance music

from the traditional to contemporary.

Caller-teacher/entertainer: Nicky Hood

Call for information or just to say

"I want to join the fun!":

Carol - 604-874-6486  -  E-MAIL

 Club web page:

Squares Across the Border

 Club Facebook page:

Facebook: Squares Across the Border


 & Round Dance Club


This very active dance club

offered both square dance & round dance

sessions (choreographed ballroom to live cues)

for newcomers in the Fall of 2017,

then round dance sessions

again in January of 2018.

The sessions are now closed to

newcomers but feel free to inquire

about the next opportunity to

join the fun using the contacts

shown below.

In readiness to participate the

next time around, see details about

each dance style below.

The next lesson start-up is

expected to take place

in the Fall of this year, 2018.


Round Dancing

Square Dancing



Round Dancing as a Family

New Round Dancer Fun

Instruction in choreographed

ballroom dancing known as

Round Dancing got underway

in early January, 2018.

The sessions run on Sunday

afternoons starting at 5:00.

While closed now to newcomers,

you're welcome to review the

details below in readiness

for the next opportunity

to join the fun.

The next start-up in round dance

instruction is expected to take

place in the Fall of 2018.

Usually, no pre-registration is required.

Newcomers can just arrive

at the Charles Rummell Hall

in Burnaby and start having fun.


Charles Rummell Hall,

3630 Lozells Ave., Burnaby.

Round dancing is enjoyed as a pair

utilizing ballroom steps

done to live cues from a "cuer."

The dancers progress in unison

around the dance floor

in a counter-clockwise direction.

It's ideal for those who find it a

challenge to lead their partner

because everyone moves

to the cues given.

All the dancers learn together 

with lots of review and patient

instruction from the cuer-teacher.

You'll start by learning moves like

the two-step and the waltz.

Two hour sessions

will continue weekly.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.

Singles are welcome.

For couples, the round dance

activity can be precious

"together time"

outside the home.

Dressy casual attire.

Wear low heel, soft sole,

well-fitted comfortable shoes.

Fee per session:


Heather Reynolds - Cuer-teacher/entertainer
Featuring Heather Reynolds
as your cuer-teacher/entertainer

Complimentary coffee & tea.

Free parking.


Charles Rummell Hall

3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby

Click here for a map

Contacts for more information:


604-469-1661, E-MAIL


604-437-7715, E-MAIL

See the club's web site at:

Swinging Singles Dance Club

Click below for the Facebook page:

Swinging Singles on FACEBOOK

   Learn more about round dancing,

including a video, at the

following link, thanks to

"You 2 Can Dance."

(in the picture window at the left,
select #2 of 3, then
click beneath "Watch Video.")

Discover Round Dancing



Dance Graphic with Couple Standing in Dance Pose

New Square Dancer Fun

at the

Swinging Singles dance club

in Burnaby got underway

Wed. Sept. 13, 7:00 to 8:20 pm,

and are now closed to newcomers.

They started with two free opportunities

to try square dancing.

Regular Wednesday sessions

followed for an economical

$6 per person per session.

Singles and Couples welcome.

Use the contact information

below to inquire about the

next opportunity to join the fun!

For fun, fitness & friendship,

try today's style of square dancing.

Featuring the condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program

that gets you dancing sooner.

No previous dance training needed.

No special attire required.

You'll discover a great experience!

Heather Reynolds - Caller-teacher/entertainer
Featuring Heather Reynolds
as your

Complimentary coffee, tea

& light refreshments!

Free parking.


Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion

6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby

Click here for a map



604-831-8813, E-MAIL

or Pat:

604-521-7497, E-MAIL

See the club's web site at:

Swinging Singles Dance Club

Click below for the Facebook page:

Swinging Singles on FACEBOOK



Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
Century House Squares
New Westminster


This club provides an opportunity to

learn to square dance in the afternoon;

particularly suitable for night-workers,

shift-workers or those who

don't wish to drive at night.

New square dancer sessions

take place every Monday,

Noon to 1 p.m.

No need to register,

just drop in on any Monday

even if only to try it!

Have loads of fun, live actively

and make new friends!

Singles welcome

and it's a great activity for

couples to have "together time"

away from home.

Dressy casual attire.

Carry in comfortable but

well-fitted low heel shoes

with soft soles.

Two square dance callers

will entertain you

at this fun group:

Ken Crisp & Chuck Jordan.

They say

"we'll welcome any

new dancers and work

with them at any level

they are capable for an hour.

Each week they return, we'll

review the past weeks and

add a little something new.

If they're interested in continuing

on to a formal class and have

transportation available, we'll

encourage them to do so."

Please avoid wearing scented

products in this

scent-free facility.

Get ready for a

great experience!


Century House Building Front - New Westminster
Century House, Moody Park
620 - 8th Street, New Westminster
Click here for a map

 Caller/Round Dance Cuer:

 Ken Crisp

Caller: Chuck Jordan


Ken Crisp, Instructor

604-941-6392, E-MAIL

Chuck Jordan, 604-937-3095

Learn more on this page

about the many

benefits to square dancing

and watch videos that show

how you learn and how dance

reverses signs of aging:

Click here to advance up



Wesburn Wranglers Pre-teen & Teen
Square & Round 
Dance Club

Location for all dancing:

Wesburn Community Centre, 

4781 Parkwood, Burnaby

New square dancer sessions for kids aged 6 to 19

usually take place Sunday afternoons, 3:00 to 4:00.

The children have loads of fun moving to music to

which they can relate while getting exercise.

They learn teamwork and how to listen & co-operate.

Contact the club to inquire about joining in!

Instructor:  Ray Brendzy


Ray & Christine Brendzy, 604-294-1429, E-MAIL

   Club web page: Wesburn Wranglers
Click here for Facebook page
also offered:

Choreographed ballroom for kids,

called "round dancing"

These sessions generally take place

Monday evenings, 7 to 9.

Contact the club to inquire about joining in.

Instructor: Krista Baird


Ray & Christine Brendzy,

604-294-1429, E-MAIL

Therese,  604-594-8622



Delta Sundancers Pre-teen
& Teen Square & Round 
Dance Club

New square dancer sessions for kids

generally start in September or October.

The club is making a change this dance year

that includes a move to the

Cloverdale Recreation Centre.

The dance fun takes place on

Sunday afternoons, 1:00 to 2:30.

New round dancer sessions for kids

may also take place

(choreographed ballroom).

Call or e-mail to inquire.

Instructor:  Danielle Garbe

Contact Danielle & Aaron:

778-574-0520 - E-MAIL




T. W. Twirlers
Square Dance Club

North Delta

This fun club features

the calling of Tyler Wagner,

popular with the dancers

and the public for his

Elvis tributes!

Tyler Wagner - Square Dance Caller & Elvis Tribute Artist
Tyler Wagner
Square Dance Caller/
Elvis Tribute Artist
(see a video below)

Learn to square dance

with this lively group

on Mondays starting

September 11, 7-9 pm,

or any other Monday

through December, 2017.

You're warmly invited because

the doors are open

for awhile to newcomers!

Pay half-price

if you bring a friend

to the first session & the

friend's admitted free!

Singles, couples,

families welcome.

Regular Monday sessions

will continue for an

admission of $6.00 per night.


Royal Heights Baptist Church,

11706 - 96 Ave., Delta

Click here for a map
courtesy of Google Maps

Today's square dancing

is active living

that's loads of fun!

Very social & economical

All ages welcome

Casual attire to learn

Enjoy a nice hardwood floor

No stairs - Lots of parking

Free refreshments weekly

The club presents a themed

dance night once a month

for a lively, party atmosphere!

For more information,


Darlene - 604-358-2841 - E-MAIL

Enjoy a 2 minute 48 second video

featuring our caller-teacher/entertainer,

Tyler Wagner:







Town 'n' Country Dancers
Maple Ridge

Discover today's style

of square dancing

at a FREE lesson

this Wednesday February 21/18

at 7:00 pm.

No previous dance skill is required

and there's no advance registration.

Just come have loads of fun!

It's a fun, fitness-oriented

and highly social recreation.

The square dance is simply a

walking step to the beat of the music.

For a couple, it's fun, quality

"together time" outside the home.

Empty nesters will find it the

perfect activity to keep busy

and make new friends.

For those who are single

it's an opportunity to meet people.

Free refreshments.

Regular Wednesday lessons will

continue after the free sessions

through April 26.

The fee will be only $8/dancer/night.

Carry in clean soft sole, low heel

and well-fitted shoes

in which to dance.


Ridge Meadows Seniors' Centre - Maple Ridge
Activity Centre
Ridge Meadows
Seniors Society,
12150  224th St., Maple Ridge
(not affiliated with the seniors' society)
Click here for a map

Give today's style of

square dancing a try.

You'll be surprised

how much fun you'll have!

Laugh more

Easy to learn - Keep fit

Make new friends - Reduce stress

Exercise your brain


Dressy casual attire. All ages invited.

Couples, families, singles welcome.

Most dances include "singles boards"

to pair up solos with a partner

on a rotating basis.

This club offers several "cycles"

to begin throughout the year

and the program of instruction

is condensed

to get you dancing sooner!

There's lots of extra fun in store for you

at this club because they're known

to hold special dances

such as a Halloween Party & pie night,

Western Dance & Chili Supper,

an annual catered Christmas dinner

& fun dance... and more!

John Corrigan
your fun c


Allan & Maureen - 604-466-3337


See the following dedicated page

for those interested in learning to

square dance at this club,

including a "FAQ" link

(frequently asked questions):

Click here for New Dancer Page

Club web site: Town 'n' Country Dancers

Click for club's FACEBOOK page






Also available is instruction
in round dancing
(choreographed ballroom).
Click here for a direct link to that:




Dance Graphic - Couple Smiling & Standing in a Dance Pose

Surrey Square Wheelers
Square Dance Club

Discover today's style

of square dancing.

You'll have a great experience!

You've got until Oct. 11

to come try it for free!

Sessions for new dancers

began Wed. Sept. 13, 7-10 pm,

and are continuing weekly.

The club offers 3 FREE

introductory nights for

newcomers, starting with

whatever Wednesday night

you're able to attend.

Regular weekly sessions

at the same place & time

will follow your free lessons

for an economical

$5 per dancer/night.

Again, the last chance

to join the fun

is Wed. Oct. 11.


Brookswood Seniors' Centre,

19899 - 36th Ave., Langley

Click Here for a map

Krista Baird
Your caller-teacher/
Click here for Krista's profile

The Surrey Square Wheelers

is one of the largest and

friendliest square dance clubs

in the Fraser Valley.

Singles welcome.

Free refreshments at

all sessions. Free parking.

This club engages a learning

system wherein the newcomer

lessons alternate throughout

the evening with dancing

for those more accomplished,

having attained the

"Mainstream" program.

You'll have a chance to rest

before more instruction while

watching the more experienced

dancers to see how the

square dance comes together.

Surrey Square Wheelers Dancers - Courtesy Langley Times
Photo courtesy Langley Times

We thank the Langley Times

newspaper for press exposure

in their Fri. Sept. 22/17 edition

and online, including a video.

Depicted are the club's

advanced dancers enjoying

the Plus Program of square

dancing and choreographed

ballroom routines known

as "Round Dancing."


For more information, contact:

Roiane Evans, Club President


or Maureen Wilson,

Vice-President & Registrar


Club web site:

Surrey Square Wheelers

Dance Club



  Wheeling 8's
Square Dance Club


Whether able-bodied or wheelchair-bound,

everyone's welcome to this fun group!

Yes, you can square dance in a wheelchair

-- it's a little slower but loads of fun!

Also, walking dancers can be mixed

with dancers in chairs.

New dancer sessions for

absolute newcomers start with

a 44th Anniversary Celebration

event on Thurs. Sept. 14,

6:30 to 9 pm.

Note that newcomers are actually

welcome through the end of December.

The club is always happy to hear from

handicapable persons who are interested

in learning today's style of square dancing.

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

13458 107A Avenue, Surrey

Instructor/entertainer: Tyler Wagner

Contact: Darlene - 604-358-2841,


Tyler - 604-817-9350

This club has been operating for

an amazing 44 years.




White Rockers

Square Dance Club

Come enjoy Sun. afternoon

dance instruction, convenient for

evening or shift workers.

New dancer sessions

started in late Sept., 2016, 

running noon to 1:30 pm.

Regular Sunday sessions

are underway but now

closed to newcomers.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

The dance club enjoys two

wonderful caller/entertainers!

Casual attire

Singles Board in use

to keep all solos dancing


White Rock Lawn Bowling Club,

1079 Dolphin St., White Rock


Ann Melnychuk:

604-541-0188, E-MAIL

Bud & Bell: 778-298-8052

Click here for club's web page


Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
Guys 'n Gals
Square & Round Dance Club


This "fun & easy" themed club

is offers new square

dancer sessions throughout

the year and, at select times,

new round dancer instruction.

Round dancing is

choreographed ballroom done

as couples to live cues.

(Call or e-mail to inquire about

round dancing.)

Your first square dance session

is FREE to try it out.

Select here for details:

Square Dancing

Round Dancing
at select times of year




Dance Graphic - Smiling couple standing in a dance pose

New Square Dancer Fun

at the Guys 'n' Gals dance club

in Aldergrove features

two caller-teacher/entertainers.

New square dancers meet

Sunday afternoons at 1:00.

Your first new dancer session

is FREE to try it out!

You can attend any Sunday

because newcomers are

welcome the year around.

New square dancer sessions

run continuously.

Many dancers find the day

and time very convenient.


The club meets every

Sunday through June

apart from holiday periods.

See location below.


Great fun - easy to learn

friendly, caring people

Free parking - Refreshments weekly

Ages 12 and up are welcome

as well as singles.

Attire is dressy casual

or square dance clothing.

Following your free introductory

session, a very economical

$5 per session fee applies.

Call ahead to say:

"I'm joining the fun"

or just come!

This club is proud to feature

the one and only "Coach's Corner"

where personal attention

ensures great dancing!

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Highway)

Click for a map

Wendy Krueger & Tyler Wagner - Club Callers
Your caller-teacher/entertainers
Wendy Krueger & Tyler Wagner


Wendy Krueger

778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Tyler Wagner

604-817-9350, E-MAIL

  Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals



Round Dancing Family - the Brendzys

New Round Dancer Fun

at the Guys 'n' Gals dance club

in Aldergrove got underway

Sunday October 1, 2017,

at 4:30 pm.

Lessons are offered at select

times during the year.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next opportunity

to join in!

The 90-minute sessions

teach choreographed ballroom

steps set to live cues.

Nobody leads on the dance floor.

All the dancers move in unison

as couples in a counter-

clockwise direction.

Hardwood floors, air-conditioned

hall, coffee served

Note that round dance instruction

is progressive, so it is best

to start at the first session.

The sessions continue weekly.

Admission is $6/person/session

payable at the door.

Call to say "I want to join the fun!"

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Hwy.)

Click here for a map

Wendy Krueger - Round Dance Cuer-Teacher
Wendy Krueger
Round Dance Instructor

Contact the cuer-teacher/entertainer:

Wendy Krueger

778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals



Abbotsford Grand Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

Dance Graphic with smiling couple standing in dance pose
You're invited

to free introductory lessons

in today's style of square dancing!

Simply attend any or all

Monday evenings from

January 15 to January 29 inclusive.

You'll find it a great experience!

New dancer sessions run

from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Abbotsford Social Activity

Association Hall.

This is a 10-week

introduction to square dancing

featuring the new

West Coast

Square Dance Program.

It's a condensed learning

period that gets you

dancing sooner!

New dancers receive

individual attention.

Singles always welcome.

Dressy casual attire.

Wear comfortable low heel,

soft-sole shoes that are

well fitted.

Free coffee time follows

each session.

Fun, fitness & friendship

await you!

This club has 90 members & is

celebrating its 37th year of operation.

Heather Reynolds - Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Heather Reynolds


Abbotsford Social Activity Assn. Hall,

33889 Essendene Ave.

Click here for a map


Otto & Elaine Baudais - 604-856-5267

David McVige - 604-864-7435, E-MAIL


Club web site:

Abbotsford Grand Squares

 Club Facebook page:




Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers
Square & Round Dance Club


The Thursday Jan. 11 free lesson
was cancelled due to
snowy weather
& poor road conditions.
The set of 3
free lessons to try square
dancing have been shifted ahead
to honour the free offer.

(revised information)

You're invited to discover

the great experience that is

today's style of square dancing

at any or all of

3 FREE Thursday lessons

starting 7 pm January 18, 2018!

Additional free 2-hour sessions follow

on January 25 & Feb. 1.


Regular Thursday sessions

will follow starting February 8

for those who want

to continue the fun.

From that date

there will be an economical

admission fee, payable at the door,

of only $5 per person

or $2.50 for teens.

The dance location is

Greendale Elem. Community School

6621 Sumas Prairie Road.

See a map showing the location,

courtesy of Google Maps:



The complete instruction period

features a condensed

19-night program over

consecutive Thursdays

to get you dancing sooner!

Singles, couples, teens

and families welcome!

Make new friends.

Square dancing puts fun,

fitness & friendship to music.

The club features free coffee, tea 

& snacks after each session.

Free parking.



Mike & Rose-Lynn Rhode


Steve Armstrong, President - 604-769-0100


For the club's Facebook page










Greater Victoria has several fun
clubs! When they conduct
sessions for new dancers, many offer
free introductions.


Individual dance club start-ups:

In 2017, there were several
opportunities to

learn to square dance in
the Victoria/Sidney area:
Colwood Community Hall-Frontier Twirlers
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall--Mavericks

One opportunity to
learn to round dance

(choreographed ballroom)

Saanich: Royal Oak Hall--Dance Arounds
In January of 2018,

newcomers to square dancing
can discover the fun at the
following link below:
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall--Promenaders
The opportunity to
learn to square dance on
Salt Spring Island
is on-going, the year around:
Ganges--Salty Wheels



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Frontier Twirlers
Square & Round Dance Club

Colwood - adjacent Victoria

Try today's style of square dancing!

Two Free

Introductory sessions

were held on Thursday nights

in September 2017.

Call or e-mail using the

information below to

inquire about the next

opportunity to join the fun!


Old Colwood Firehall,

 2225 Sooke Road;

enter at back and

go upstairs.

Try square dancing

with no obligation.

Just drop in or call to say

"I want to join the fun!"

Great exercise & lots of

fun for all ages.

Singles welcome.

No experience required.

Casual attire.

Bring comfortable shoes.

Should you want to

continue the fun, the fees

for weekly lessons

are very economical.

These sessions feature a

totally new program--

not the old-fashioned square

dancing that was taught in

schools for years

--it's better!

Free coffee & tea served.


There are two halls

situated on a large property

beside the Dairy Queen

restaurant. These sessions are

upstairs in the

Old Colwood Firehall.

Lots of free parking.

Caller/teacher:  Garry Dodds

Weekly Thurs. night sessions

will continue starting Oct. 4,

same location & times.


Bev & Mike,

778-440-0326, E-MAIL

or 250-477-3943

Online Promotion Poster

See a newspaper article about us

in the Wed. Sept. 13/17 edition

of the Goldstream News Gazette

Click here for e-edition, see page A3

Click here for PDF copy

Club's general website:

Frontier Twirlers   



Dance Graphic - Couple standing in dance pose & smiling
Square & Round Dance Club

Royal Oak area (Saanich)


to square dancing had a

great dance experience

as this fun club presented

two FREE introductory

Sunday sessions in

today's style of square dancing

in September, 2017 at 7 pm!

Call or e-mail using the contacts

shown below to inquire about

the next opportunity to join the fun!


Royal Oak Hall,

4516 West Saanich Road

Dressy-casual attire

Bring comfortable shoes.

Regular Sunday evening

sessions began

on October 1, 2017

for an economical

registration fee.

Many Benefits:

Fun, fitness, friendship,

music, stress-relief, parties,

cardio workout, dances!

Lorne Clayton - Mavericks Square Dance Caller
Lorne Clayton
Your caller-teacher/


250-370-1440, E-MAIL



Promotional poster

Club web site:

Mavericks Square Dance Club



  Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in Dance Pose
The Promenaders
Square & Round
Dance Club


This fun group began an introduction

to today's style of square dancing

on Saturday January 13, 2018

from 1 to 3 pm.

Note that newcomers continue

to be welcome on

January 20 & 27.

Same time and place!

No previous dance experience needed.

No advance registration--just come!

Royal Oak Hall in Saanich
Royal Oak Women's Institute Hall
4516 West Saanich Road, Victoria
Click for a map link

Following the introductory period,

regular Saturday sessions will

continue on February 3 for an economical

fee so you can keep up the fun!


You'll have a great experience

discovering today's style

of square dancing!

It's loads of fun and open to

singles, couples & families

(children 10 & up).

There are no fancy steps

in square dancing--you simply

walk to the rhythm of the music.

The square dance is ideal for

singles to socialize and for

couples to have fun, quality

"together time" outside

of their home.

Please carry in soft-sole, low heel,

well-fitted shoes in which to dance.

Elizabeth Hohner - Caller&Cuer - Victoria
Elizabeth Hohner
Your caller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts for more information:

Elizabeth - 1-250-327-4735, E-MAIL

Bruce & Bonnie Irving

250-727-9592, E-MAIL

Click here for the club's
new dancer page

Click here for the club's
home page


Sidney Square Dance Club

A brand new group of square dancers

got the fun underway

on Sun. Sept. 10, 2017,

dancing 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

It is now closed to newcomers.

This is a Community Recreation

Centre Program,

so please contact the Centre

to inquire about the

next opportunity!


Greenglade Community Centre,

2151 Lannon Way, Sidney.

Pre-registration for this dance

instruction was processed

through the

Panorama Rec. Centre:


For more information:



John Myers.









Brendzy Family Round Dancing

Round dance Club
Saanich - adjacent Victoria  

Learn to round dance

(choreographed ballroom)

starting with the basics 

of waltz & two-step

and build your confidence.

This fun group got underway

with 8 pm Tuesday sessions

on September 26, 2017.

Call or e-mail using the

contact below to inquire

about still joining in.

Many more people can enjoy this

dance form because the steps

are cued live to the music

and nobody has to "lead."

Wear comfortable shoes.

No previous experience

is necessary.

Only $10 per couple per session.


Royal Oak Hall,

4516 W. Saanich Road, Saanich

Click here for a map

Please pre-register by contacting:

Stu & Sandra Hemmings

250-656-3639, E-MAIL

Click here for promotional poster

Learn more about round dancing

on the following web page

(to see a video, click on option 2 of 3

then click under "Watch Video:")

You 2 Can Dance: Round Dance




Smiling Group of Square Dancers in a Huddle
Salty Wheels
Square & Round Dance Club

Salt Spring Island

Make your Thursday nights

something special

having a great experience!

Come try modern square dancing

at a free 7:30 pm lesson!

We think you'll love it!

We're presenting today's style

of dance fun,

steeped in the rich cultural heritage

of the enduring and respected

square dance activity.

This dance club complements

the essence of Salt Spring Island.

In such a place known for

world class art and a lively

music & performing arts scene

plus strong community spirit,

it's appropriate that the highly social

and interactive square dance be

available to bring Islanders together.

New dancers are welcome

all year round but come join

in at your earliest opportunity

Thursday at 7:30 pm

Again, your first lesson is free!

All ages are welcome,

couples and singles.

The square dance can be ideal

"together time" for a couple

with busy family commitments

or those who've found themselves

empty-nesters with time on their hands.

Apart from being loads of fun,

this form of dance is an avenue

toward better fitness and

a great way to meet fellow Islanders.

We dance at a cozy, private home,

734 Upper Ganges Road, Ganges.

Click here for a map

Click here for image of access road
to 734 Upper Ganges

For more details, contact:


Marilynne & Alan Cunningham,

250-537-5356 - E-MAIL

Learn more about today's style

of square dancing as well as

round dancing (choreographed

ballroom to live cues)

at the start of this page:

Click: Top of Page









Amalgam-Eighters, Nanaimo
Square & round dance club
Travelling Squares, Nanaimo
Square & round dance club

In co-operative fashion,

these two clubs invite newcomers

to weekly square dance

sessions on Wednesdays

starting Sept. 27 at 7 pm


Come try square dancing

at an



Dance Graphic - with Smiling Couple Standing


Open House

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017,

7:00 to 8:30 pm,

Wellington Hall,

3922 Corunna Ave.,


Just drop in!

All ages welcome,

singles & couples

Dressy-casual attire

Wear comfortable, low-heel shoes

with firm support.

Loads of fun, easy exercise

and very social.

Great variety of music!

The Nanaimo Open House

is sponsored by the

Travelling Squares Dance Club.

Contact for more information

about the Sept. 23 Open House

or the weekly sessions:

Wendie Harrington

250-758-7264, E-MAIL

We anticipate that you'll have

so much fun that you'll want

to participate in 

weekly sessions of instruction

starting Wed. Sept. 27

at the Anglican church hall

on Lantzville Road.

(See below)


Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose

Regular Weekly

New Square Dancer Sessions

in Greater Nanaimo

start Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Newcomers are welcome

through to Wed. Oct. 4.


St. Philip by-the-sea

Anglican Church hall,

7113 Lantzville Road.

Click here for a map

An economical registration

fee will apply.

Discover the great experience

that is today's style of

square dancing!

It's very social for singles

and precious "together time"

outside the home for couples.

Most importantly,

you'll have loads of fun!

Dressy-casual attire,

wear comfortable flat shoes

with good support.

Drop in for the start of the

regular sessions

or call/e-mail ahead to say

"I want to join the fun!"

You can register at the door.

Allow for 90 minutes of instruction

by two caller-teacher/entertainers:

Ray Schmidt & Wendie Harrington!

Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program

that gets you dancing sooner!

These weekly sessions of fun are

sponsored by the combined efforts

of the Amalgam-Eighters

and the Travelling Squares

dance clubs.

Come have a great time!

Deb & Ray Schmidt, Caller-couple
Ray (& Deb) Schmidt
Assistant instructor:
Wendie Harrington (not pictured)


Amalgam-Eighters club

Diane & Murray Thomas,


250-390-1899, E-MAIL

  Ken McCallum, Vice-president



  Travelling Squares club

Wendie Harrington, Publicity

250-758-7264, E-MAIL

For the lesson page information

on the

Travelling Squares' web site:

Click here


Qualicum Beach,
Nanoose Bay

 This region presents both
square dance
round dance


Sand Dollars
Square & round dance club

Residents of the Oceanside area

have their own modern

square dance club!

free Open House

introducing today's fun style

of square dancing was held

at 7 pm Friday January 12.

Subsequent weekly sessions

on Sunday nights were

considered but are now expected

to take place in the Fall of 2018.

Call to inquire about the

next opportunity to join the fun!

Try square dancing and

discover how it's very social,

active living and loads of fun.

Any free sessions are without

obligation, simply to let you

experience the dance form.

There's usually a very

economical admission fee

for regular weekly lessons.


Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road

(corner of Alberni Hwy.

& Shearme Road)


Presenting the

West Coast Square Dance Program:

a fun, condensed instruction period

that gets you dancing sooner!

Caller-teacher couple: Ray & Deb Schmidt
Featuring our fabulous
caller-teacher/entertainer couple:
Ray & Deb Schmidt

Great exercise for your mind & body!

It's easier than it looks & fun to try.

Ages 12 years & over welcome.

Singles welcome.

Comfortable, casual attire

and footwear encouraged.

Come have a great experience

on the dance floor!

For a photo of the centre:


(courtesy of Google maps)


Ray & Deb - 250-248-4900,


Lynette & Ron - 250-954-2132,



Couple in a dance pose
"Let's Dance V.I."

Round Dance Club


This Winter, this popular

club scheduled lessons in

the jive to start Tues. Jan. 23.

The response was very good

and now the class is full

and closed to newcomers.

Use the contacts below

to inquire about the next

opportunity to join the fun!

This is a round dance club,

enjoying a different

kind of ballroom dancing

that's done to live cues.

Since you follow the directions

of a person known as a "cuer,"

nobody has to lead their partner.

It's popular with men who

find it a challenge to lead.

In round dancing, each couple

moves counterclockwise

in unison with others

in a large circle

around the dance floor.

Everyone does the same step

except the lady is usually the

opposite to the man.

Lots of great music!

Please bring a partner

if possible but singles

are welcome.

Open to same-sex partners.

These weekday afternoon

sessions are ideal for

night workers, shift workers

or retirees.

Instructors Margaret & John are

highly appreciated by participating

dancers for their one-on-one teaching

technique, ensuring all are

successful on the dance floor.

All the dancing is at the

Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road

(More details below)   

Important Note:

If you plan to attend

these sessions, it is essential that

you first make your intention

known to the instructors

through a phone call or e-mail.

This is necessary in consideration of

space limitations at the dance hall

& possible weather-related

adjustments to the schedule.

(see the contacts below)


Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road.

(corner of Alberni Hwy.

& Shearme Rd.)

See below for links to a

map and photo of the hall.

It's highly advised that you

phone or e-mail the

instructors to learn more about

how round dancing, involving

live dance cues, might

suit your interest in dance.

For a map showing the location:

Click here

For a photo of the Centre:

Click here

(both courtesy of Google maps)

For more information,


Margaret & John Race,
Round dance cuer-teachers/

250-871-2466, E-MAIL

Learn more about round

dancing at the following link:

You2CanDance: Round Dance!






Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing

Ocean Waves
square & round dance club

This club offered two

free Monday sessions

September 11 & 18, 2017,

where participants could

discover today's style

of square dancing.

Regular Monday

sessions are proceeding

at 7 pm in the

Anglican Church on

5th St. starting Sept. 25.

You are warmly welcomed

to come join in the

regular weekly

instruction for a very

economical registration fee.

The instruction features the

condensed, 10-week  West Coast

Square Dance Program

to get you dancing sooner!

Have fun - Laugh - Make friends

Exercise - Reduce Stress

Improve memory skills

Dance to great music!

Casual attire

Couples, singles

& all ages welcome.


St. John the Divine

Anglican Church Hall,

 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

(at 5th & Harmston)

Click here for a map


Fran & Roger Archambault


Marianne, Promotion - E-MAIL

Dave Floyd,

250-897-1657 - EMAIL

Fran Archambault, Instructor

250-335-0096, E-MAIL

Club web site:
Ocean Waves--Comox Valley
(Look for drop-box under the
"New Dancers Info" tab,
click on: "What Is the Attraction?")




   Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing
Ripple Rockets
square & round dance club

This northern Vancouver Island

club offered two

free introductory sessions

to try today's square dancing

Monday Sept. 11 & 18, 2017.

Regular sessions are

now proceeding at 7 pm

on Mon. Sept. 25

and will run to

Dec. 11, 2017.

$58/person fee payable

at the first session.

Instruction runs for 2 hours.

Featuring the West Coast

Square Dance Program,

a condensed period of

instruction that gets you

dancing sooner!

Singles & couples welcome

Loads of fun & lots of laughs!

Make new friends - exercise

Reduce stress - improve memory

Casual attire - free parking


Eagles Hall, 1999 - 14th Ave.,

Campbell River

Click here for a map

   Jake & Diana Ring - Caller-couple, Campbell River
Jake & Diana Ring
Our dedicated

For more information, contact:

Marion & Clay - 250-923-6678


Joan Sell - 250-287-3959


Click for Club's Web Page




 Huddle of Smiling Square Dancers

Star Dusters
square dance club

What does square dancing 

look like these days?

Perhaps not what you thought.

Join in the fun!

This energetic dance group

offered a fun session

to introduce today's

style of square dancing

on Tues. Sept. 19, 2017.

Now you are

warmly invited to join the

fun as it continues weekly

from Tues. Sept. 26,

7:00 to 9:00 pm at the

Star Dusters dance hall,

5399 Timberlane Ave.
(recently renovated &
across from Timberlane track)
Click for a map

Just drop in and

if you just want to try

the dancing without

committing right away,

attend this first in a series of 10

regular Tuesday sessions for a

flat rate of only $5/person.

If you choose to continue,

your registration fee will be

pro-rated accordingly.

Register by Sept. 26

for a 10% discount!

(only $45/person or $90/couple)

To see the online registration

page and full fee schedule:


The sessions run

until Dec. 19, 2017.

Everyone is welcome:

couples, singles,

groups, families.

Casual attire at all events.

Featured is the

fun, fast-paced West Coast

Square Dance Program,

guaranteed to have you dancing

up a storm in just 10 sessions!


If you choose to continue

in the New Year, there's

usually a fun Windup Dinner

and Dance Party in May.

Gord Ruedig - Caller - Star Dusters, Powell River
Gord Ruedig, your fun


Gord & Yvette Ruedig,

604-487-9565, E-MAIL

Penny Gelber, 604-485-4829

Click here for a PDF poster

Click below for the

web site of the

"West Coast

Square Dance Program"

in Powell River:








 Three clubs in Vernon offer instruction
in three different dance forms.
Scroll down to view
or click below to jump to your selection.
Also note square dance lessons
in Enderby:
Learn to Square Dance in Vernon
Learn to Round Dance in Vernon
(choreographed ballroom
to live cues)
Learn Flatfooting in Vernon
A style of clogging
(dancers keep their feet close to
the floor & shuffle their steps)

Learn to Square Dance in Enderby



Dance Grapic & Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
Star Country Squares
Square & Round Dance Club


You are cordially invited to

come enjoy a free introduction

to this great activity on

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017!

Just drop in.

The session starts at 6:30 pm

and continues until 8:00 pm.


Halina Centre,

3310 37th Ave., Vernon

Click for a map

Free refreshments.

We expect you'll want to

continue the fun as

regular weekly sessions

continue from that point!

Modern square dancing

is loads of fun and a

great social recreation.

It's an avenue toward

better physical fitness.

For couples and their

families it's ideal

"together time."

Singles welcome

No partner required

Just bring a smile!

Dressy-casual attire.

Wear comfortable shoes

with good support.

Great hardwood dance floor.

Children must be accompanied

by a parent or guardian.

Should you decide to continue

weekly, the fees are very

economical at $125/person

for the full dance year

ending April 2018.

Newcomers will be welcome

up to Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017

Allan Peterson--Square Dance Caller-Teacher
Allan Peterson


Linda mae Fawcett, Promotion

250-547-9006 - E-MAIL

Darlene Poetker, New Dancer Co-ord.

778-475-1889 - E-MAIL

Club web page listing
for new dancers, called "Starlettes:"

New Dancer Listing

Club web site:

Star Country Squares

 Club Facebook page:

Star Country on Facebook



Brendzy Family Round Dancing
Rhythm Rounds

round dance club
Learn choreographed

ballroom dancing

to live cues starting

Sunday Sept. 24, 2017,

1:00 pm

at Vernon's Halina Centre.

You'll start by learning

steps to the waltz rhythm.

Allow 90 minutes

Just drop in!

The sessions run every Sunday

No experience necessary

Come have fun!

Admission is $7 per session

but enjoy a special discount

when you take out a

full or associate membership

in the Halina Seniors Society.


Halina Centre, Vernon

3310 - 37th Avenue

Click for a map


Round dancing is

choreographed ballroom

done to live cues heard

over the p.a. system.

Men feel more confident

with this dance form

because they don't have to

lead their partner.

All dancers first learn the steps

which are then

cued over a microphone to

the rhythm of popular tunes.

All the dancers progress

counter-clockwise in unison

around the dance floor.

Everyone welcome,

including square dancers

or absolute newcomers

to round dancing!

It's a dance form done as couples,

so try to bring a partner.

Casual attire - soft-soled,

comfortable shoes suggested.

Free weekly coffee,

tea and refreshments.

Fun & easy to learn!

The caring, considerate instructors

start by using an advanced teaching

method in which you'll learn quickly

while having fun!

Peter & Stella Tennant - Round Dance Cuers - Vernon
Stella & Peter Tennant

Cuers and teachers for 21 years.


Peter & Stella, 250-542-3568,

Cell: 250-306-4999, E-MAIL

See our promotional web page:



Got 2 B Cloggin

Clog Dance Club, Vernon

This fun group is closed

to newcomers for the time being.

A special Flatfooting Workshop

was presented in Vernon,

Sun. Sept. 10, 2017,

from 2 to 4 pm at the

Halina Centre, 3310 37th Ave.

Those who attended that event may

be interested in learning contemporary,

precision-style clogging.

Watch this promotion page for any

upcoming sessions for newcomers

and check the web page shown below.


Flatfooting is a style of clog dancing

where the dancers keep their feet

close to the floor & shuffle their steps.

Just drop in or call ahead to say

"I want to join the fun!"

Couples, singles and families of

all ages are welcome!

Come have loads of fun in a 

very social atmosphere!

Wear comfortable attire and

comfortable shoes with

smooth, hard soles and a

supportive back.

Rubber or crepe soles are

not recommended.

Instructing for Got 2 B Cloggin is

Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI)

Lynda Colautti of Kelowna.

Note that this clog dance club

operates regular weekly

dance sessions in Vernon,

West Kelowna and Peachland.

Call or e-mail to ask about

the next opportunity to

learn contemporary,

precision clogging!


Lynda Colautti, CCI,

250-718-3088, E-MAIL

Click here for club web page

 The Flatfooting Workshop

was presented by the

Got 2 B Cloggin dance club

and sponsored by 

the non-profit

Okanagan Square & Round

Dance Association.





Laura Peterson - Club supporter with welcome sign
Club supporter, Laura Peterson,
welcomes you for a free lesson!
Enderby River Dancers

Square & Round Dance Club

This fun dance club invites you

to come out for an evening,

absolutely free, to discover

today's style of square dancing!

Just drop in - It's an Open House

Fri. Sept. 29, 2017, 7 pm,

Enderby Seniors Centre

1101 George Street

(Highway 97A)

Click here for a map

Come have a look at a

great social recreation

that's an avenue toward

better fitness, an opportunity

to make new friends

and just loads of fun!

Come as you are in

something casual but dressy.

Coffee's always on.

You'll find that your instructor,

Allan, will have you dancing

up a storm in no time!

He always has a wonderful

variety of music to enjoy.

Remember: it's free!

Allow for 2 hours of fun.

Allan Peterson - Caller-Teacher-Entertainer
          Allan Peterson
Your caller-teacher, entertainer


Wendy Winterhalder
Click here for a PDF of the
new dancer poster

Click here for the
club's web site





  NOTE: Adult, Youth, and 2 Clog

 dance clubs in this region



Westsyde Squares
Central Okanagan Valley

This club offered

a free introductory session

in today's style of square dancing

at 6 pm on Wed. Sept. 13

in the hall at the

Westbank United Church,

3672 Brown Road, West Kelowna.

Click for a map

Regular 6 pm Wednesday

sessions got underway Sept. 20

and are now closed to newcomers.

Today's style of square dancing

has many benefits:

It's active living, involving

exercise for the body

and the brain.

It's a very social recreation.

Make new friends - casual attire

Singles, couples & families welcome

Ideal for couples seeking

"together time" in which they

can share an interest equally.

Fees are economical


Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program!

The instruction features the talented,

young Dustin McGifford as the


The 6 p.m. start time is convenient

for those who start work early

the next day.

This long-running dance group

(established 1957) is known

as the "fun club"

in the Central Okanagan.

For all the details about sessions

for new dancers, including photos,

see the online promotional page:


New Dancer Hosts

Bev & Bill Holland, 

250-707-0750, E-MAIL

Linda & Terry Green,

250-494-1406, E-MAIL



West Kelowna


This fun youth group is on hiatus

at this point in time.


an active in-class

elementary school instruction

program is underway!

That has introduced

school children to

today's style of square dancing,

primarily at

Central Okanagan schools.

Book your school at



Upon resumption,

the concept of a weekly youth group

in the Central Okanagan is

intended for children aged 8 & up.

Special effects lights & up tempo

pop music to which they relate

are featured.

Kids learn true teamwork,

cooperation, coordination,

and how to move to music.

We like to call it

"Team Dancing."

No experience is necessary.

When sessions are offered,

the progressive nature of the 

instruction doesn't allow for drop-ins.

For a 2-page printable brochure

in which kids tell what attracts them

to today's style of square dancing



In the Pacific Northwest, kids are

very involved in square dancing!

Look in on a flash mob

that a group of youth clubs

undertook a few years ago

in Seattle, Washington



See a youth group in Washington

advance from rehearsal to competition

at the annual Pacific Northwest

Teen Square Dance Festival



Enjoy selecting from various

YouTube videos to experience

the 2017 Teen Festival



For more information, contact:

Brian Elmer,

youth square dance instructor

West Kelowna

250-768-2694, E-MAIL







Kelowna/West Kelowna

West Kelowna/Peachland/Vernon




Kelowna/West Kelowna


Demonstration of Cloggin - Westbank United Church Hall

This lively group is presenting

a choice of locations

on three different dates

to try clog dancing


Just drop in!

Modern, precision-style clogging

is done to many types of music

and enjoys widespread

popularity around the world.

It's a lively, rhythmic

dance that's great exercise

and so much fun!

Especially attractive to singles

because you don't need a partner.

Select your two free

"Learn to Clog" sessions

over two weeks at one of the

following locations starting from

these dates & times:


(weekly sessions will
proceed from these dates
at each location)

Wed. Sept. 13, 6 pm
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
Fri. Sept. 15, 11 am
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
Mon. Sept. 18, 6 pm
at the West Kelowna Seniors Centre
3661 Old Okanagan Highway
Click here for a map

 Your first two visits

will be free

then weekly sessions

will continue by

registration at very

economical rates.

No pre-registration necessary.

Just drop in!

Introductory sessions

are low impact but

you can expand on that later

to be as energetic as you want!

Once you've mastered the basic

steps & rhythms, you can add

stainless steel taps to your shoes

to accent the percussive beat.

Enjoy a video shown below!

Barb Bizovie - Okanagan Cloggin Instructor
Barb Bizovie, Okanagan Cloggin'
Certified Clogging Instructor



Barb Bizovie,

Certified Clogging Instructor

250-768-8557, E-MAIL

  Club Web Page:


The following video shows

contemporary clogging

in a traditional line at

exhibition level.


Rhythm and Motion Cloggers

(2 minutes, 22 seconds)





West Kelowna/Peachland/
& now Vernon


This club's sessions

for new clog dancers

are currently underway.

See the club's web page:

Got  2 B Cloggin


Clog dancing is loads of fun!

It's a percussive, high energy dance

performed to live cues and set

to a wide variety of music.

The dancers wear stainless steel

double (or jingle) taps on their shoes.

Sessions generally run weekly

for 10 to 12 days in total.

An economical $60 for the

12 week course. 

All ages welcome from age 8 up.

Attire involves only comfortable

clothing & footwear but your

shoes must have backs

--no slides, crocs, etc..

Dancers bring water

to stay well hydrated.

Certified instructor:

Lynda Colautti, Kelowna

 Dance locations:

Westside Seniors Centre,
West Kelowna

Peachland Activity Centre

Halina Centre, Vernon



Lynda Colautti, Kelowna

250-718-3088 (mobile), E-MAIL

Enjoy our

promotional web page:



Group of Smiling Dancers in a Huddle



Square dance &

Round dance

clubs in this region



This Peach City dance club

is presenting Tuesday sessions

for new dancers in

today's style of square dancing

starting October 10, 2017.

(a free Open House was held

September 26)

Regular weekly sessions

will continue from then through

January 16, 2018, for an

economical $80/person.

The instruction starts at

6:00 pm and runs for 90 min.'s.


Seniors' Drop-in Centre, Penticton

2965 South Main St. - Free parking.

Click here for a map

For a great experience,

come check out the

wonderful social recreation that is

today's style of square dancing!

Dance your way to better health

in a 12 week condensed period

of instruction.

Improve your fitness, memory skills,

balance, co-ordination, reduce stress 

and make new friends

while having loads of fun!

Ralph Halsall - Penticton Caller
Ralph Halsall
Your fun, caller-teacher/


Diane - 250-497-6970, E-MAIL

Click here for a pdf-poster

Club e-mail:

Penticton Squares

Club web site:

Penticton Squares

Square & Round Dance Club





Round Dance Club

 Learn choreographed ballroom

dancing, known as "round dancing."

The opportunity to join-in has

been extended up to & including

Sunday October 22, 2017!

Just drop in at 3:00 pm

on an upcoming Sunday

or, if you like, call or email

ahead to say "I want to join the fun!"

(see the contacts below)


Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre,

2965 South Main Street.

Click here for a map

(A free Open House was held

on Sunday September 24, 2017)

As you learn to round dance,

you'll be introduced to

rhythms such as two-step & waltz

and to the system of dancing

choreographed routines to live cues.

The man doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" live for everyone.

No previous dance experience necessary

Singles are welcome.

Casual attire welcome

Regular weekly sessions for newcomers

continue the fun from

3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Drop-in Centre.

(no dancing Oct. 8, Thanksgiving)

Enjoy the dancing through Dec. 17.

Admission is only $6/person/session

or benefit from a discount with a

pre-paid registration.

We thank the Penticton Western News

for an article published

Sept. 22, 2017, on page A15.

Click here to view online


Regine Anderson

Your fun, cuer-teacher/entertainer


Regine Anderson, Instructor:

250-493-4248, E-MAIL

Click for the club web page

Learn more about round

dancing including a video,

thanks to "You 2 Can Dance:"

(in the picture window on the left,
select #2 of 3

then click beneath "Watch Video")

Round Dance Video







In Kamloopsone club is
offering opportunities
to learn to
square dance
round dance


 Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose

You're invited to a free dance

complete with a delicious

complimentary dessert!

There's no fancy footwork,

so no experience needed.

We'll teach you the basics.

Attend one or both of two

introductory Thursday sessions

in today's style of square dancing

on Sept. 14 & 21, 2017,

7:00 to 9:30 pm

Fun & easy! Just drop in.

Singles or couples welcome.

Dance to modern popular music

and country music too!

Regular Thursday night sessions

will continue afterward for an

economical registration fee.


Desert Gardens Community Centre

540 Seymour Street, Kamloops

Click here for a map


Featuring the

West Coast Square Dance Program.

A fun, condensed instruction period

that gets you dancing sooner.

Air conditioned hall.

Free parking (lots of space in rear)

Ice-water supplied.

Two entertainers!

Your  caller-teacher will be

Merv Meyer with the assistance

of Jim Flack.

Sessions run 2 1/2 hours.


Merv Meyer - Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Merv Meyer



Merv & Sandy

250-376-5636 - E-MAIL

Cell: 250-320-5858

Club web page:

Thompson Valley Stars

 Club Facebook page:

Thompson Valley Stars on Facebook





Call to inquire about the next
opportunity to learn

choreographed ballroom
known as "round dancing!"

Concentrating on the basic

two-step and waltz, the man

doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" for everyone.

No previous

dance experience necessary.

Casual attire.

Past sessions have taken place

on Wed. evenings from 7 to 9.


Meyer Studio, Kamloops

(inquire for address)


Merv & Sandy

250-376-5636 - E-MAIL



This city features two clubs:
Adult & Family



Dance Graphic with Couple Standing & Smiling

Square & Round Dance Club

Come have a great experience

enjoying today's style

of square dancing!

Presenting an Open House

with free admission

Wed. Sept. 13, 2017,

6:30 pm

Expect lots of fun!

Just drop in.

Don Krebs - Caller - Portrait with Microphone
Featuring the fabulous
Don Krebs as your

Regular 6:30 Wednesday

night new dancer sessions

of one hour duration

will follow by registration.

Drop in

& register at the door.

For fun, fitness & friendship,

learn modern square dancing!

Have a good time dancing to

some great music!

Casual attire,

no dance experience required.

Singles, couples,

teens & families welcome!

Newcomers will be accepted

up to October 4, so join us

if you missed the earlier



Seniors' Fifth Avenue Activity Centre

170 5th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm

Click here for a map


Bernie & Sheila (Tappen)

- 250-835-8205, E-MAIL

Marg - 250-832-6915, E-MAIL

Club website: Salmon Arm Squares



4 Ways Family Dance Club
Salmon Arm

In October, 2016, dancers enjoyed

a free Intro Dance & Dessert!


This fun group presented

introductory sessions

in square dancing

& contra dancing

in October, 2016.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

This family-style club enjoys

today's style of

square dancing as well as

some contra dancing.

Contra is a forerunner to the

square dance involving

facing lines of dancers

that interact across

and up & down the line.

We focus on

families so that they can

enjoy time together away

from home and have a

great time in a family-

friendly environment.

Parents & grandparents:

bring the kids!

All ages welcome although

children aged under 12 must

be accompanied by a parent.

Very reasonable fees once

the regular sessions start.

A great time awaits

you & your family!


Downtown Activity Centre Gym,

451 Shuswap St. South,

Salmon Arm


Sessions re-occur

every 2nd Saturday.


Jean Wood


Bill & Jean,

250-833-9227, E-MAIL

Chasity, 250-803-6726

Club web site:

For a printable poster promoting

the Free Dance & Dessert:


For a map showing the location

courtesy of Google Maps:



Note that the following web page lists all
clubs in the region with contacts:
Square & Round Dance Assn










Mile Zero Grand Squares

square & round dance club

Get going, Dawson Creek...

the fun's underway!

Discover a great experience

when you learn

today's style of square dancing.

Your first lesson is FREE!

Weekly sessions started

Mon. Sept. 26, 2016, 7 pm.

There should still be

time to join in this Monday!

Try this very social dance form

that's also an avenue toward

better fitness & loads of FUN!

Everyone's welcome:

Adults, couples, singles,

children aged 8 years and up.

Casual attire.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.


Sudeten Hall, 1901 Alaska Hwy.,

Dawson Creek

(in the Pioneer Village Museum)

Caller-teacher & cuer:

Bernie Smith


Bernie & Jean Smith,

250-782-3410, E-MAIL

also: 250-784-4610


Pre-teen and Teen Square Dance Club

A youth group has been active

in Dawson Creek.

Call to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in!

Caller-teacher & cuer:

Bernie Smith


Bernie & Jean Smith,

250-782-3410, E-MAIL

also: 250-784-4610




Dance Graphic Backdrop with Standing Couple  
Northern Twisters
square & round dance club

Come enjoy learning today's

style of square dancing,

7 pm Mondays!

The sessions got underway

on September 11

but newcomers are

most welcome!

Regular Monday sessions

from 7 to 8 pm

will continue for a very

economical registration fee.

Just drop in or

use the contacts below

to call or e-mail to say

"I want to join the fun!"

Free refreshments served

Casual attire - Free parking

All ages welcome including

couples and singles.

Have fun - Laugh

Make new friends

Gets lots of exercise

Reduce stress

Improve memory skills

Dance to some great music!


Knox United Church, 1448 5th Ave.

(between Victoria

& Brunswick Streets)

Note: We dance in the lower hall,

so use the office entrance.

Gys Koops - Square Dance Caller
Gys Koops
Our fun, dedicated


Gys Koops – 250-964-4851

(work: 250-967-4820, E-MAIL


Bev -250-567-5780 - E-MAIL

This club's been enjoying

square dance fun in

Prince George since 1957.

Club website:

For club Facebook  page

click here





Skeena Squares dance club

Come discover the

great experience that is

today's style of square dancing

for FREE!

New dancer sessions start

Mon. Oct. 17, 2016, at 7:00 pm.

Expect loads of fun, easy aerobic

exercise & lots of socialization,

making new friends.

Location:  Multi-purpose room,

Cassie Hall School,

2620 Eby St., Terrace 

(enter at the south door)


Diane Weismiller, Terrace

250-635-6984 - E-MAIL

Learn more about this fabulous

social recreation at the top

of this page or click the following:






Vanderhoof Drifting Squares
Square Dancers

You'll discover a great experience!

Thursday sessions for newcomers in

today's style of square dancing

got underway Sept. 29, 2016,

at 7:00 p.m.

There's still time to join in

because the

first 3 weekly sessions

are FREE to try it out!

All ages are welcome!

Couples, singles, families.

Children should be at least

8 years old and accompanied

by a parent, grandparent

or guardian.

Come make some new friends

and have loads of fun!

Calories lost are free, too.

Free refreshments weekly.

Economical fees.


Round Dance instruction

(choreographed ballroom)

starting at 6:30 p.m. every week,

included in registration fee


Vanderhoof First Memorial

United Church Hall, 

592 Church Street


Gys Koops, Sandi Jesperson,

Dolores Young

Round dance cuer/instructors:

Dolores Young & Jerita Holmquist


 Sandi Jesperson – 250-567-2088,


Click Here for Club Facebook page





Stampede Whirlaways

square & round dance club

This fun club offered a free session

on Sept. 26, 2016, to try

today's style of square dancing.

Regular Monday night sessions

began by registration

October 3 at 7:00.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

Cariboo Arts Centre,

90 Fourth Ave. North,

Williams Lake (in the old fire hall)

Total of 11 sessions.

Singles, couples, families

& teens welcome!

Casual attire, soft-soled shoes.

Free refreshments weekly.

The club is pleased to have a

team of teenaged dancers.

Enjoy our 60 second

"Square Dance Trailer:"



Dana Ball, club president – 250-392-3066, E-MAIL

Nick Turner, caller/teacher – 250-392-2432, E-MAIL

New dancers' page on the club website:

Stampede Whirlaways



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Square & Round Dance Federation

Our mission:
To preserve, promote and perpetuate
square, round, clog & contra dancing
and related dance forms.

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