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Beginner Square Dance Class

Our club caller, Steve Minkin, will be conducting a Beginner Square Dance Class this fall starting September 8. We will teach the basic Social Square Dancing call set designed to get people dancing at a fun and challenging level quickly. The class will meet Thursdays from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at our regular club venue, Monroe Hall in Santa Rosa.

The first session September 8 is to get acquainted and is free. Steve will introduce and explain square dancing. Fifteen sessions will follow weekly from September to early January, with short breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. There are two ways to pay:  for the full class, $75 ($5 per session) at the second session, September 15; or week-by-week, $7 per session starting on September 15 (cash or check only please).

Classes are open to all, ages 10 and older. Students from ages 10 to 15 will need to be joined in the class by an adult dancer for each session they attend. No partner is needed for learners older than age 15. Dress is casual; please wear comfortable shoes.


Proof of COVID vaccination will be required; wearing masks during class is optional. Complete the pre-registration form below if you have questions or would like to attend.

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Our instructor:  Steve Minkin

Steve Minkin has been square dancing since 1980 and started calling just a year after that. Within a few years he had honed his skills and was calling professionally. Introduced to square dancing by his wife Rita, who had been square dancing since she was a child, he says he was instantly hooked by the music and the patterns and timing that form the choreography of square dancing. Steve is also a cuer for round dancing and enjoys calling and teaching line dancing and other modern and traditional forms of group dancing.

Steve is our Circle 'n Squares club caller at Thursday night workshops and also calls regularly at Redwood Rainbows, Sebastopol Spinners, and Buzzin' Boots in Novato. He is well known in area schools, teaching all ages to square dance at beginner and advanced levels.

Beginner Square Dance Class Pre-registration

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