Square Dance Classes

Exercise Your “Right to Pursue Happiness” – Learn How to Square Dance

If you are looking for something to do as a couple (or an unattached single) in order to re-ignite your social life, consider Square Dancing. It will revitalize your Pursuit of Happiness and put Fun back in your step! Today’s square dancing is much different than what you may have experienced in grammar school or in a high school physical education class. 

Square dance music covers all genres (pop, classical, rock-n-roll, even rap) in addition to “country” these days. 

Western attire is an option, not a requirement. Casual attire when taking lessons, and attending dances, is entirely acceptable.

Square dancing focuses on FUN, not artistry!

If you have never tried square dancing because you think you have “two left feet”, don’t worry. Fancy footwork is not required! Being superbly graceful, while admirable, is not a high priority either.

You will quickly discover that square dancing is:   

  • Fun…lots of smiles and laughter. 
  • Healthy…both physically and mentally.  
  • Friendly…people of all ages participate. 
  • Easy on the pocket-book (less expensive than “movie night”). 

We could go on, but you get the idea.  

General Information about lessons: 

Square Dancing has been Washington State’s Official Dance for decades. You will actually be dancing in the first 30 minutes of Lesson #1. Rainier Council is one of 11 councils in the Square and Round Dance Federation of Washington.

  • This lesson-set will run for 12-16 consecutive weeks. 
  • In Rainier Council, several clubs are collaborating and coordinating efforts to offer lessons at three different Pierce County locations on three different evenings during the week in order to provide student dancers with the flexibility to “mix and match” as best fits their schedule.
  • Each lesson-session will last 1 1/2 to 2 hours with a “live” professional caller/instructor.
  • The cost per session is only $5 per person. 
  • Casual attire (wear comfortable shoes) 
  • Students are not required to join any club before, during or after taking lessons.   

Lessons are typically offered twice each year, typically starting in late September and again in mid- January.

  • Lessons are currently “in-progress”, so we cannot enroll additional students at this time. (Check this page periodically for dates, times and locations for the next set of lessons).