Class Level, Mainstream & Plus Classes Every Wednesday.

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Where: Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 94610



Reasons People Love Square Dancing:

No Partner Required

Casual Dress

Meet New People

Easy To Learn (Move up to more challenging levels at your own pace)

Great Exercise and Stress Relief

Dance To All Kinds of Music

More information

Mainstream level covers approximately 55 calls. MainstreamPlus class consists of approximately 30 calls.

Square Dancing does require learning calls, which are the building blocks of other calls. It is recommended class members not miss 2 weeks in a row, or more than 4 weeks total as that makes it difficult to learn as well as teach. No Partner is required (though couples are welcome) No "Traditional" attire required. We dance in street clothes to a variety of music - You may hear a country tune, but you may also hear Michael Jackson, Abba, Lady Gaga, or Techno, anything from the 50's thru today. The only thing the songs have in common is you can square dance to them.
There are lots of opportunities for dancing. Once you have learned to successfully dance official caller lab programs, you can dance with other clubs in the Bay Area, across the US and Canada, and many countries in the world. There are local dances, state dances, national and international dances-from traditional to modern to gay and lesbian based clubs like ours that incorporate "flurishes". See our Links page to find more info on other clubs and associations. Attending other clubs dances and events are what makes square dancing fun and exciting.

*Please check our calendar page if you are interested in attending an intro night.

If you would like to join our email list to be notified of open houses, introductory nights and upcoming events, please send an email with your name, dance level and email address to

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