Free Taste of Modern Square Dancing

Intro Dance Parties

Modern Square Dancing is a fun way to get some exercise and meet new friends. We learn the names of the basic movements and turn them into a dance routine to the instructions of a live caller. It's like an adult game of Simon Says with a team of eight people all going in different directions, in time to a variety of music.

Check out this video about Modern Square Dancing.

Oaktown 8s, Oakland's all-inclusive LGBTQ Square Dance Club, dances on Wednesday nights at the Lake Merritt Dance Center (Veterans Memorial Building), 200 Grand Ave, Oakland. Enter at the door marked "Senior Center." We're upstairs on the left, in Hall 1.

Try square dancing for free at one of our upcoming Intro Dance Parties listed below. Casual dress. No experience required. Come on your own, with a partner, or with a group of friends. Our friendly instructor and club "angels" will help you through step by step.

  • Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Sign up for these events on Meetup, or just show up.

We also offer classes once or twice a year, if you decide to take it to the next level. See our New Dancer Program page for more details. The next beginner class starts SEPTEMBER 29, 2019.