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Special Opportunity

The Appalacian Callers School needs dancers. Help the next generation of callers practice their skills and earn a "Guinea Pig" dangle! Dancers needed any day Nov. 7 - Nov. 10 in Berkeley Springs, WV. Click here for more details.

Upcoming IAGSDC National Conventions

Never been to a convention and wondering what to expect? Download Allan Hurst's "The Guide to IAGSDC Conventions".
Dates Name, Club Location
June 29-July 3, 2017 Palm Springs Swing & Mix Renaissance Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
July 5-7, 2018 Circle Back to Seattle Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
July 4-7, 2019 Philadelphia Convention Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Lesbian and Gay Square Dance Links

Click on each of the banners below to go straight (pardon the expression) to the web page of the associated club!

Chesapeake Squares, Baltimore, MD
Times Squares, New York, NY
DC Lambda Squares, Washington, D.C.
Delmarvalous Squares, Southern Delaware

Local Gay-friendly Square Dance Clubs

Club/website/contact Date/time, program, location Considerations
Liberty Stars (Warminster, PA) Second and Fourth Saturdays, Advanced 7-8 PM, Plus DBD 8-10 PM. Grace Lutheran Church, Warminster, PA Attire is generally casual and singles are always welcome. Dancing the opposite gender is not a problem. Contact Dane or Donna Bragg with questions.
2x4s (Newark, DE) 2nd, 4th, and 5th Fridays, 8-10:30 PM, Plus during school year/Mainstream in summer. Shue-Medill Middle School, Newark, DE during school year, Ebenezer Methodist Church, Newark, DE in summer. Square dance attire is encouraged but not required during school year, casual attire in summer. Singles are welcome, since they use dance cards. Dancing either gender is fine, though you may be given a colored sash to wear to help the caller tell if you are dancing the opposite gender.
Dixie Derbys, Hatboro, PA). DixieDerbys@verizon.net, 215-675-8814 Plus, Cafeteria of Upper Moreland Elementary School (behind the middle school), 3990 Orangemans Rd, Hatboro, PA Square dance attire is the norm; women usually wear long skirts or slacks. Dancing either gender is fine. They often have singles, but not always.
Club Sashay (Springfield, Delaware County, PA)
Jeff and Susan Kaufman: 610-446-2794
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8-10:30 PM. Plus (with some Mainstream, call for specific details). Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Rd., Springfield, Delaware County, PA Each dance has a particular theme. Men: long pants/jeans, long-sleeved shirts. Women: short or long-sleeved shirts, skirts/pants/jeans. They usually have singles. If dancing the opposite gender, please wear something to identify your dance gender.
Busy Bees (Brooklawn, NJ)
856-881-6216, Vi McKenzie
Plus, Wednesdays, 8 PM (round dance lessons at 6:45 PM). Brooklawn Senior Community Center 101 2nd Street, Brooklawn, NJ 08030. They have a relaxed dress code and single dancers present. Many singles can dance the lady's part, and many of the experienced women can dance either gender.
Lone Rangers (Prospect Park, PA), Linda Ayars 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturdays, 8-10:30 PM (round dance lessons at 7 PM). Plus DBD. Olivet Presbyterian Church, 1001 Washington Ave at 10th St., Prospect Park, PA (very close to SEPTA Prospect Park station) Couples, singles, families are welcome. The dancers wear traditional square dance attire, though sometimes women wear slacks.
Castle Squares (Wilmington, DE)
302-994-4719, Lisa Nichols
1st and 3rd Fridays, 8-10:30 PM, Full Advanced. Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, McKennans Church and Millcreek Rds., Wilmington, DE Single dancers are welcome. Dress is casual. Dancing the opposite gender is not a problem.

Other Square Dance Links

IAGSDC History Wiki IAGSDC History Wiki. A map of the North American clubs made by our own Anand Sitaram is on the Clubs page.
Square Dance Radio Network A podcast filled with square dance interviews, advice, and history, as well as some recipes to try out at your next potluck dance.
Callerlab The governing body for Modern Western Square Dance callers. The site includes official definitions for all Modern Western Square Dance calls.
TAMinations Square Dance Animations. See an animated, overhead view of all calls from Mainstream through C3A.
Challenge Square Dancing Challenge square dance caller Lynette Bellini's website dedicated to Challenge square dancing.
C2 Notes Notes on C2 Definitions by Kris Jensen
IAGSDC IAGSDC: International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs: A Lesbian and Gay Organization
DOSADO The WSD Page: Modern Western Square Dancing
DELVALDANCER Delaware Valley Federation of Square and Round Dancers
Vic Ceder Vic Ceder: In combination with Western Square Dance site, there should be enough information about our activity to please anyone!
Caller Database A subset of Vic Ceder's site that lists square dance callers and contact information.
Gay Callers Association Gay Callers Association (GCA)
How GLBT Clubs Square Up An explanation of the very different way GLBT clubs form squares, compared to more traditional clubs.
How to Fluff - A Guide to GLBT Square Dance Flourishes Over the years, creative square dancers add extra flourish to the way they dance, and gay square dancing is clearly no exception! Check out this guide to commonly danced GLBT square dance flourishes.
The Independence Squares Guide to Square Dancing with Straight People Tips on differences between gay/lesbian and straight clubs (besides the obvious). Be sure to confirm with the individual club.
Independence Squares Guide to Square Dance Etiquette Some obvious and not so obvious things to remember when square dancing so everyone has a good time.

Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Resources Links

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http://philadelphiafreedomband.com Philadelphia Freedom Band
Philly Gay Calendar