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, hosts periodic Free Intro Dance Parties leading up to our beginner classes, but these have all been suspended due to the pandemic. Stay tuned. We hope to be able to start up again soon, perhaps in January 2022.

Try square dancing for free at one of our Intro Dance Parties (TBA). 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.

Join our Meetup group for event notifications, or just show up on one of the scheduled dates.

If you decide to take it to the next level after that, we periodically offer full beginner classes. See our New Dancer Program page for more details.