Square dancing in the LC Valley

Great fun for families, couples, and singles.

Dances are held at the Twin City Square and Round Dance Center located at 2130 5th Avenue in Clarkston, Washington. Drive up Scenic Way behind the Aquatic Center and follow Appleside Blvd south to 5th Ave. Turn right/west on 5th and proceed about half a block. The center is on the right.

We are proud to have one of the best dance halls in the inland northwest with a great floor, excellent acoustics and lighting, great air conditioning, and plenty of parking including Dry RV parking.

SQUARE DANCE 101
The square dance steps/moves are called "Calls", simply because the instructor (who is formally known as the "Caller") calls out the calls. The caller is a person who prompts dance figures in such dances as line dance, square dance, and contra dance. The Caller prompts the dancers and the dancers flow/move through several series of ever changing configurations to the beat & sound of music. Most of us have heard the names of common square dance moves, such as do-si-do and allemande left. There are more than a hundred such moves that you will learn as you progress through our fun dance classes.

"Mainstream" square dance lessons (for beginners and refreshers) are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting September 25 and continuing through March. Wear casual clothing. (Men should wear long-sleeved shirts.)

Advanced square dance "Plus" lessons are Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00, followed by "A" lessons from 8:00-9:00. Lessons continue through March.

Here is an online look at square dance moves. video square dance lessons

Square dancers also "round" dance. Round dance includes most dance forms including 2-step, waltz, cha, rumba, bolero, foxtrot, jive, and more. It is called "round dancing" because couples proceed with their dance movements in a large circle around the dance floor. A "cuer" instructs the couples on what dance move to perform next to whatever music is being played. At mainstream dances "rounds" include 2-step and waltz. At Plus dances cha, rumba, foxtrot, and other forms are added. Rounds are interspersed between square dance "tips".

For those of you who would like to brush up on your round dancing we have a nice selection of rounds that you can play from this site on your computer. These rounds are mostly cued by Al Wolverton, and we are grateful for his contributions to square and round dancing. You can view a list of these rounds - ranging in level from II to IV here.

Mainstream + Plus dances at the Twirler hall are on the first and third Saturday of each month from October through May. Dances start at 6:30 with pre-rounds. These dances will alternate M/S tips and rounds with Plus tips and rounds. This is an experiment and we will see how it works for both clubs.

Round dance lessons are Monday evenings with beginner level at 6:00 and upper level at 7:30 starting October 4th.
Plus lessons are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 starting October 5th.
Mainstream lessons are Thursday evenings at 6:30.

Plus-level dances at the Twirler hall will occur monthly on Sunday afternoons to be announced.

Mountain Dewers dances are at Clearwater Valley Middle School. Mainstream club dances on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 5-7 pm. Mainstream lessons are every Saturday from 7:15 - 9 pm. Rounds are scheduled for Thursdays.

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Squaredancing in Idaho and Washington.

Learn more about Squaredancing in Washington at Spokane Area Council.

Other Squaredancing Opportunities: http://wheresthedance.com/

For local dance and hall inquiries email lrshooter1700@gmail.com, or call 1-509-780-1910 .