Independence Squares welcomes all to our inclusive square dance community!
Independence Squares has cancelled all dancing effective March 15, 2020 until further notice, due to the COVID-19 emergency. The board is following the situation closely and will update the schedule as we get more information. Please watch this space, and your email for further updates.
We are hosting ongoing online events during the COVID pandemic and all are invited to join. Join our email list to get notifications and Zoom links.
- Zoom social – second Tuesday
- Virtual Square dance – third Tuesday (through July)
- Game night -fourth Tuesday
- Mahjong – every Monday
Independence Squares is Philadelphia’s Modern Western Square Dance club serving the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. The club offers an assortment of classes and workshops for beginners through experienced dancers.
Unlike conventional clubs, you don’t have to come with a partner, anyone can dance either the boy’s or girl’s part, and we dance to a broad range of music that can include Abba, Garth Brooks, Fleetwood Mac, Lady Gaga, Phantom of the Opera and ZZ Top (for starters). You can dance in jeans and t-shirts too. Square dancing is a social, low-key way to meet people.
The call lists are those used by Callerlab. Classes are open to all, and membership is contingent on completing the Mainstream program and paying dues. Dances are open to all dancers who have proficiency up to the level being danced.
In addition to dancing with us, once you’ve learned the Mainstream program, you can go to any square dance anywhere in the country and join right in. There are dances locally, regionally and nationally with attendance ranging from 20 to over 1,000 people at national conventions.
So banish those memories of high school gym class and see how much more fun you can have as a grown up! Hope to see you in a square!