Free Taste of Modern Square Dancing

Every Wednesday

Modern Square Dancing is a fun way to get some exercise and meet new friends. We learn the names of the basic movements and then do them on the fly to the instructions of a live caller. It's like an adult game of Simon Says with a team of 8 people all going in different directions, in time to a variety of music.

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

Drop by any Wednesday Night we're dancing (check our calendar). Come by at 7:00 for a Free Taste of Modern Square Dancing. Casual dress. No experience required. Come on your own or with a partner. Our friendly instructor and club "angels" will help you through step by step.

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.