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.

Notable Features

  • 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 held introductory sessions the first three weeks of October for people with no previous experience with square dancing. We are now moving into our regular schedule of introducing new calls each week, building on what was taught in earlier weeks. But people who do have some previous experience are still welcome to join the class. Because this is a fast-paced class, after the intro sessions regular attendance is expected.

[calls taught so far]

Starting in November, most weeks we will also be offering 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:
   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007


We normally dance at Fairmeadow School, 500 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. When that room is unavailable, we dance at some other location in or near Palo Alto.

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