Square Dance Classes 202X

Our most recent class started __TBD___ We may have a class, WE HOPE!! (possible) in Fall of 2021 >> Stay tuned! See our "Dance Lessons" page.


Mike Olivieri

(303) 489-0407 Cell

E-mail: sdcallerco@earthlink.net

Note: (THIS information describes 2019's class).

Due to COVID-19, it is unclear when we will our next formal class. ALL THE SAME,

we would love to hear from you if you are interested in Square Dancing!!

CALL 303-451-6126 - Norm or Nancy or call Linda @ 813-951-0437

or CALL Sue at 303-655-8146

Class Coordinator: Sue

For additional information please contact Sue at 303-655-8146 or email subish@aol.com, Norm or Nancy at 303-451-6126

or call Linda @ 813-951-0437 (our esteemed President!)

Our previous class was Thursdays, September 12, 2019, through March 2019. There was no Fall 2020 class due to COVID-19.

Why Square dancing?

What IS PREVENTING YOU from experiencing Square Dancing?

Make new friends while you ... 1. Learn a life-long skill 2. Exercise 3. Have an affordable date night 4. Work your body and brain 5. Dance in a stress-free environment

6. Dance in comfortable clothing (informal attire). (there is NO Square Dance dress code!) **AND** 7. It's super family-friendly: kids -- 8 to 88 yrs -- can learn to square dance. (Glenns' Den has a very nice WOODEN FLOOR)

*** OLD OLD DATE!!*** WE START CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 (THIS IS OLD!) (THIS information is here for reference)

NOTE: Except for the dates, the information here is correct. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not have our class for Fall 2020)

Our 2019-2020 Mainstream class will start on September 12, 2019. at Glenn's Den, 10178 Empire Rd. in Lafayette 80026. *** TRY our Fun, Friendly activity!! Call or email us for information and give it a try!! subish@aol.com or lbot49@gmail.com

**BONUS: Your first session is free. This class is open for enrollment for 3 weeks. NO registration fee!!

*** Have you square danced before? Talk to us!! You may not have to repeat ALL of the lessons. OR drop by, a little before class, and talk to our Caller/Teacher Mike Olivieri.

Day: Thursday Nights (STARTS on Thursday, September XX) OLD this was in 2019.

Time: 7 PM to 9 PM

What: Square Dance Class to learn to dance (mainstream level).

Where: Glenn's Den (see above)

Wear: Comfortable shoes

Bring: A water bottle

Cost: $6 per night per person or $5 per night per person if 8 weeks are purchased

Singles and Families welcome.

Instructor: Mike Olivieri

Makeup Sessions: If you miss a lesson that is OK. Makeup sessions are available.

OFF DATES: We do not have class on Thanksgiving & take a week or 2 off around Christmas.

Class Coordinator: Sue

For additional information please contact Sue at 303-655-8146 or subish@aol.com or (classes@scootbacks.com) or call Linda @ 813-951-0437

******Please stay tuned to this page for class details!!*****

For additional information please contact Sue at 303-655-8146 or subish@aol.com

Here is a link if you would like to review the calls:


TIPS for new dancers from Roberta:

Here are a few tips for beginning dancers at Mainstream dances. Some of these suggestions come directly from teachers whose classes I have been in over the years. Some are from other dancers or from my own experience.

Try to get in squares with helpful dancers. Sometimes you might try to arrange a square in advance of the tip. (Spread around your requests so as not to ask the same people all the time!)

Hold hands with the person next to you whenever possible.

Keep a tight (smaller) square.

If you are sides, pay attention to what the heads are told to do. They often get calls first. Watch and you will get an idea of what you might have to do later.

Swings, twirls, hip bumps, and other flourishes take time and can be disorienting. Sometimes it is better to skip them.

Make lines when the square breaks down. Then the caller can see that you have broken down and call appropriately. (It’s faster if guys just take the nearest girl rather than try to find their original partner.)

Protect yourself! Indicate or tell others what is best for you. If you don’t want to swing, go directly into promenade position. If you have delicate hands and wrists (like me!), pull your hand back when vigorous high 5s and handshakes come your way.

Guys (and women like me who dance the lead position) should make a mental note of where home is — before EACH dance. If you get confused, home is often where you should end up.

(From Bill) Move to the position where you think you should be and stand there; don't keep changing the direction you are facing. If you are facing the wrong way, hopefully someone will reorient you.