Dance Schedule and Locations

Monthly Dance Information (see schedule below)

We may have one or two dance sessions in each of our Monthly Dances - typically on a Saturday. Dress is always casual. No Partner is Required. Tips alternate throughout the evening for the Programs scheduled for each dance. The Caller will announce which Program is coming next before each tip begins. Our squares are Dynamically Allocated - just join the closest square when the music starts and let the fun begin.

We occasionally have a Pre-Dance Event from 1:30 to 3:30 (usually C1/C2 floor time). At such dances, we will also welcome any interested GCA Callers to call one of two 15 minute tips during the break from 3:30-4:00 pm to encourage the next generation of upcomming Callers.

Regular Saturday Dances run from 4:00 to 7:30 with a broader range of programs that rotate throughout the evening. (see schedule below) Though we have discontinued our sit-down potluck break, feel free to bring whatever snacks or potluck dishes you'd like to share. There will be a food and drinks area for free-range grazing and socializing set-up at each dance.

Cost is $10.00 for one session, or, if we have two sessions, $15 for both. GCA Spotlight Sessions are FREE!

Please note that there are some dances that fall at different times, or occasionally, on a different day. Check the schedule below for details.

Tuesday Night Dances

The schedule for Tuesday dances/workshops, as well as their associated costs, is listed on our Classes page. Contact Independence Squares for more info.

Dance Schedule

Independence Squares Monthly Dance Schedule
2017-2018 Season Dance Dates
Date Theme/Programs Location Caller
* GCA Callers interested in Calling a Spotlight tip should contact our Caller Liaison for more information.
Saturday
9/23/2017
Homecoming Dance
1:30-3:30 - C1 & C2
3:30-4:00 - GCA Spotlight*
4:00-8:00 - MS, Plus, A2, C1
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Barry Clasper
Saturday
10/21/2017
Halloween Dance
4:00-7:30 - MS-A2 w/C1 star tip(s)
 * Costumes Encouraged (not required)
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Howard Richman
Saturday
12/2/2017
Glitter Ball!
4:00-8:00 - MS-C1 w/C2 star tip(s)
*** Special Potluck Event ***
Merion Friends - Activities Building
615 Montgomery Ave,
Merion Station, PA 19066
Dayle Hodge
Saturday
1/27/2018
1:30-3:30 - C1 & C2
3:30-4:00 - GCA Spotlight*
4:00-7:30 - MS, Plus, A2, C1
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Doren McBroom
Saturday
2/10/2018
Love (...and Chocolate!)
4:00-7:30 - MS, Plus, A2, C1
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Bill Harrison
Saturday
3/10/2018
1:30-3:30 - C1 & C2
3:30-4:00 - GCA Spotlight*
4:00-7:30 - MS, Plus, A2, C1
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Ken Ritucci
Weekend
4/6-8/2018
Independence Squares Fly-in
The Halls are Alive with the Sound of Music! Dancing MS-C2 All Weekend Long!
Clarion Hotel at Exton (map)
815 N Pottstown Pike,
Exton, PA 19341
Anne Uebelacker
Dayle Hodge
Barry Clasper
Saturday
5/12/2018
Prom
1:30-3:30 - C1 & C2 w/Guest Caller: Geo Jedlicka 3:30-4:00 - GCA Spotlight*
4:00-7:30 - MS, Plus, A2, C1
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Mark Franks
2018-2019 Season Dance Dates
Date Theme/Programs Location Caller
3/29-31/2019 Independence Squares Fly-in
!!! Save the Date !!! (Details to follow soon! - TBA)
TBD Betsy Gotta
John Marshall
Ken Ritucci

Venue details

- Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion - 2111 Sansom Street, Phila, PA 19103
(If you look up the Lutheran Church on the web, you'll see that their main entrance is on Chestnut St. We use the back entrance at 2111 Sansom St.)

- Philadelphia Ethical Society Building - 2nd Floor Assembly Room - 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Phila, PA 19103

- Merion Friends Meetinghouse - Activities Building - 615 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066
(at the intersection of Montgomery Ave. and Meetinghouse Lane, between Narberth and Bala Cynwyd)
Activities Building sits back off of Montgomery Ave tucked behind the Meetinghouse itself and the old General Wayne Inn.

Parking etc.

There is a parking garage (Park America @ 2107 Sansom St) right next to the Sansom St. entrance of the Lutheran Church (the attendant parks your car). The Church has a stamp so you can get a flat fee discount. Independence Squares also has a stamp for use in this garage while we're dancing at the Ethical Society Building for the same discounted rate (cash only please with IS stamp).

There is also a nearby self-park option, but it requires a credit or debit card - it doesn't take cash. It is 2 blocks away. You can enter 170 S. 24th St. Philadelphia in your GPS. It's on 24th St. between Sansom and Walnut, on the right, and hard to miss.

Upcoming IAGSDC Fly-ins of Interest

Here are some of the fly-ins we know about that are close by (relatively speaking)! Always check with the home club's website for any updates.
Date Name, Club Location Caller
11/10 - 12, 2017 Harvest Festival Hoedown,
  Hosted by: DC Lambda Squares
Harrisburg, PA Bill Harrison
Tom Miller
Anne Uebelacker
2/16-18/2018 AC/DC (Advanced and Challenge Only),
  Hosted by: DC Lambda Squares
Washington, DC Vic Ceder
Geo Jedlicka
Rob French
4/6-8/2018 The Halls are Alive with the Sound of Music!,
  Hosted by: Independence Squares
Clarion Hotel at Exton
Exton, PA
Anne Uebelacker
Dayle Hodge
Barry Clasper
4/27-29/2018 Pass the Ocean Hon!,
  Hosted by: Chesapeake Squares
Rehoboth Beach, DE Sandie Bryant
Michael Maltenfort
Dayle Hodge
5/25-27/2018 Pearl Promenade,
  Hosted by: Triangle Squares
Toronto, ON, Canada Vic Ceder
Don St. Jean
10/26-28/2018 Peel the Pumpkin,
  Hosted by: NY Times Squares
Iselin, NJ Sandie Bryant
Betsy Gotta
Ted Lizotte