Stanford Quads

Square Dance Club

Class Overview

What sort of square dancing
will I learn?

We hold a class each year, usually starting in October. This is a fast-paced class which, unlike most in the area, emphasizes All Position Dancing (APD) from the very start. This class is suitable for complete beginners, but may also be of interest to current dancers seeking more experience with APD as well as returning dancers who want a complete review of all of the calls from Basic, Mainstream and Plus.

Free Intro Nights!
Sunday October 1st and 8th
First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park

Notable Features of this Class

  • No previous dance experience assumed.
  • Covers through Plus (the program most common in this area).
  • Includes All Position Dancing.
  • You do not need to come with a partner.
  • Couples, singles, families all welcome.
  • No special clothing required.

Notes on how our class may fit your interests...

If you've never danced before...

Learning together...

Learning APD...

A complete review...

For current dancers interested in learning "the other part"

For new dancers interested in taking more than one class


The class meets Sunday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. We hold introductory sessions, for people with no previous experience with square dancing, at the beginning of October. After that, we introduce new calls each week, building on what was taught in earlier weeks. People who have some comparable previous experience (currently dancing GDP or Mainstream, or previously danced Plus and still mostly remember the calls) may still be able to join the class at a later point -- let us know if you are interested and we can discuss your situation. Because this is a fast-paced class, after the intro sessions regular attendance is expected.

Starting in November, most weeks we also offer an additional review session starting at 6:30pm; this is open to all class members, but is especially recommended to anybody who missed the previous week. Following the class session, starting at 9pm, we have tips for experienced dancers (which class members are welcome to stay and watch).

The cost (after the intro sessions) is $8/week/person, with a discount available for pre-payment.

The number of weeks varies from year to year, depending on the mix of students.
The actual teaching schedules from previous class seasons can be found here:
   2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007


The free intro nights will be held at First Baptist Church in Menlo Park. Subsequent sessions will be held either there or at another location in the Stanford / Menlo Park area.

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