Overview of Western Style Square Dancing in our area

Classes and Student information

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Thanks for your interest in square dancing in the East Tennessee area. We are  part of an extended community of dancers consisting of four clubs in our immediate area.

The Claxton Country Squares club dances on the 1st and 4th Saturdays of most months, through the year, and we meet at the Claxton Community Center, located at 1071 Edgemoor Rd., Clinton, TN, just east of the Bull Run Steam Plant.

If you are new to Western Style Square Dancing, here are a few important details for your interest:

  • Most of the clubs in the area conduct weekly classes, usually starting in the month of September.

  • The first phase of lessons are devoted to the basic and mainstream calls.

  • The second phase of lessons are called the plus level, and become available for students who have completed the basic/mainstream phase.

  • Our Claxton club offers lessons on Monday nights, typical times are from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lessons cost $6.00 per dancer per lesson, with package discounts available for families. We encourage each one, from young to old, to become a part of this family oriented program loaded with much fun and lots of health benefits.

  • The lessons are easy step by step instruction of the square dance moves.

  • Other area clubs hold dances regularly, some once a month, some twice. We visit each others clubs, so there are plenty of opportunities to dance and make friends.

  • Dances typically cost from $6 to $8 and normally last about 2 1/2 hours

  • Once you have learned the square dance moves, you are able to dance anywhere in the country. We have found square dancers to be a welcoming crowd everywhere, and we know you will feel right at home with this family.

Graduation

The Culmination of a Lot of Hard Work and Lots of Fun

Graduation is an exciting and proud event, because there’s a sense of accomplishment after the series of weekly classes.  Night after night of practicing alamande left, teacup chain, track two, and countless other square dance figures and calls leads up to the crowning achievement of a “diploma” and the privilege of joining the square dance club and dancing in a square with other dancers.  Club members, especially the angels, are like proud parents as we watch the class progress and then graduate and join a square on the dance floor, confident in their ability to follow the caller.  Congratulations, Graduates!

Graduation - Mainstream and Plus

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