We were a singles club when the club was founded in 1961 but NOW our membership is open to everyone who graduates from a plus level class. The purpose of Solo Squares Dance Club is to promote square dancing and to foster a spirit of good fellowship in the square dance community. To do this we provide square dance classes for new students with a qualified caller.
What is square dancing? It is not the gym ( I’m sorry, Physical Education) sessions that you might have had back in elementary school days but a social activity which engages you in connecting with people. Some say it is “friendship set to music” and this activity is indeed a great way to create friendships. Square dancing is perceived as an “old folk” dance but it is far from that! Below is a You Tube video showing several different venues where square dances have been held and perhaps it would be better if we would call it Pattern Dancing” as they do in this video!!
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About our dances
Our dances are held from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM on the 2nd (Plus level) and 4th (Plus level or Student level) Friday of each month at the following location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church,
276 E. Bagley Rd,
Berea, Ohio 44017
Which is on the corner of Eastland and Bagley roads.
New location for the Summer dances
For the months of June, July and August.
Berea Masonic Hall
366 Eastland Road.
Berea, OH 44017
You can check our Dance Schedule and our Club Calendar of Events for special dances and club dances within the Cleveland Federation.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we will not be having lessons in 2020!
Please check back in 2021 for lessons
Lessons are held Mondays at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 E. Bagley Rd, Berea,Ohio on the corner of Eastland and Bagley from 7 to 9 PM.
If you are taking lessons at another club, feel free to come join us for additional reinforcement of what you are learning or to make up a lesson if you are unable to attend your normal class night.
All ages welcome, singles or couples. Our instructor is Tom Strickland, a member of American Callers Association., and a very able teacher. Basics (Mainstream calls) are taught until Christmas when you will be able to attend all the student level dances in the area. After the New Year until graduation in May, Plus Level calls are taught.
Bring a friend or come by yourself since there are plenty of members willing to teach you. Ladies are encouraged to ask the gentleman to dance at square dances. Club members are called “angels”. Out of the goodness of their heart, they have given of their time to help keep our American tradition alive, teaching the American National Dance.
Links to other Square Dance web sites.
Links to Square Dance Call animations
Uses animated GIFs to illustrate modern western square dance calls through A1.
TAMinations are the Square Dance animations of the Tam Twirlers Square Dance Club. Here you will find animations for calls from Mainstream through C3A. Most calls have several animations from different starting positions. TAMinations are written and maintained by Brad Christie, webmaster of the Tam Twirlers Square Dance Club.
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