Independence Squares welcomes all to our inclusive square dance community!
Tuesday Night Dancing Resumes September 13!
Information concerning our return to dancing can be found at the link below. You are responsible for understanding and abiding by our COVID-19 protocol so we encourage you to read it carefully. We have also provided links to additional information about trends regionally and nationwide.
All About Square Dancing
and Philly’s Independence Squares:
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. Our “Mainstream” (beginner) class starts on September 13, 2022. All the information you need is in this flyer!
Unlike conventional clubs, you don’t have to come with a partner, anyone can dance either the leader’s or follower’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 program being danced.
In addition to dancing with us, once you’ve learned the Mainstream program, you can go to square dances all over the country and around the world and join right in. There are dances locally, regionally nationally, and internationally, 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!