Golden State Squares

Site last updated: 12/15/2017

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Square Dance LevelsThere are several levels of square dancing, which may seem confusing at first. Each level has a series of calls associated with it. Subsequent levels build on the prior ones. Therefore, you need to learn them in order. The order of the levels is as follows: Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advanced (separated into A1 and A2), and Challenge (separated into C1, C2, C3A, C3B, and C4).

The vast majority of square dancers in the world dance at the mainstream and plus levels exclusively. However, there are many in our club who dance at more advanced levels. Our club is officially designated as Mainstream/Plus.

Classes If you are interested in learning how to dance, please contact us. We will start a class when we have a sufficient number of people signed up. New dancer classes are conducted every Wednesday evening at the First Congregational Church in Santa Ana. The cost is $8 per session. Click on directions for a detailed map to our hall. New Dancer Instruction will be throughout the evening from 7pm - 9:00 pm with. You don't need a partner and we'll teach you everything you need to know. If you can walk, you can square dance!


Class FormatClasses are designed to teach new dancers the first two levels of square dancing--basic and mainstream--over a six-month period. (See below for more information about dance levels). Although this may seem like a long time, this is an accelerated schedule compared to other area clubs. The reason we do this is simple--we want our new dancers to be able to participate in our club dances and special events as quickly as possible.

Because we know that attending every week is not practical, the classes are structured to repeat a series of calls on three-week intervals. Most students come every week because they are having such a good time with their new friends.