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 useful for 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


This year we will be holding three FREE introductory sessions (4, 11, and 18 October) for people who are completely new to square dancing. Come to any or all of them to experience for yourself what we do.

The class meets Sunday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Because this is a fast-paced class, after the intro sessions regular attendance is expected.

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:
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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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