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Great Plain Squares

Needham, Massachusetts







        


Join Great Plain Squares this Square Dance season in the beautiful new hall at the Carter Methodist Church.
 
              

Current Information


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IMPORTANT NOTICE


Directions to our club dancing location have changed. The location is the same but the exit number has changed.

New exit number is 19C off of 95/128

Please approach carefully since the ramp pattern keeps changing. Also be aware that Google maps may still use the words 19B even if the sign says 19C.

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Beginner Square Dance


Our club, the Great Plain Squares, is hosting a free night on September 12 to introduce new dancers to square dancing. You don't need a partner and you will learn the basics of square dancing and be actually dancing within minutes. To make it even better, this first lesson is free.  We call it our "Fun Night" because you start having fun from the first minute. This Fun Night event goes from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. and you can wear whatever you like.

 

If you are intrigued by our friendly, happy group, you can sign up for lessons that will make you a great square dancer in the future. The lessons are progressive and meet every Wednesday from 7:00-8:15 p.m. 

 

If you can't make the Fun Night on September 12, then come September 19 and we will catch you up. 

 

All our Wednesday evening dances feature a live caller (teacher/singer), danceable music, free food and lots of people who want to meet you and show you the joy of square dancing - great for your mind, your body and your health.


Caller: Bob Butler
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA

Classes continue every Wednesday 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.


Beginner Dance Flyer click here

For the Class FAQ you can view it here.


New Dancer Information



What are you doing on Wednesdays from September thru May?

Why not come down and visit our club and have a fun time! We feature round dancing and square dancing. We have the benefit of Bob Butler's great calling. We also enjoy Phil Gatchell and Scott Cohen. These are our round dance cuers.


Square dance classes start in September

This is a picture of our graduating class of 2012 doing Gemini dancing!


Gemini Dancing

To learn more about classes or our club contact us by email: GreatPlainSquares@yahoo.com


For the Class Handbook you can view it here.

For the Class Schedule you can view it here.

For the Class FAQ you can view it here.

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About our club 


Great Plain Squares extends a warm welcome to mainstream and plus level Square Dancers. We dance from September thru May at our regular Wednesday dances. We dance plus from 8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (with rounds). 


If you are a mainstream dancer you can come help angel the class from 7:00 - 8:15 or come to our Saturday dances which have alternating mainstream and plus tips.

Come join us for some great dancing!


Join us Wednesdays in the fall!


Club Caller: Bob Butler
Club Cuers: Phil Gatchell  and Scott Cohen

Wednesday night dancing is at:

Carter Methodist Church
800 Highland Avenue
Needham MA
 

Mail:

Richard Lane
419 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026-3019

E-mail: GreatPlainSquares@yahoo.com
Phone: 781-801-0725


See our dance schedule for specific information.


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Upcoming Events



Halloween Dance

Are you ready to be scared? No? Good. Our Halloween dance is a fun dance not a scary dance. Wear a costume. Dress up for the fun. Or just come and enjoy the festivities.

Date: October 27, 2018
Caller: Bill Mager
Cuers: Bob Boudrow
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA

Halloween Dance Flyer click here

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Snowflake Ball

Have you heard of our famous Class Level Snowflake Ball? Now you have. Fun class level dancing. Poinsettia dance. Good food and more. Check us out.



Date: January 19, 2019
Caller: Bob Butler
Cuers: Harriett Clarke
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA

Snowflake Ball Flyer click here


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Tulip Twirl Dance


Spring will spring and the tulips will bloom.
Come to our dance all freshly groomed.
Dance all night and have some fun.
Then sleep late and enjoy the sun.


Date: March 23, 2019
Caller: Steve Park
Cuers: Beverly Boudreau
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA

Tulip Twirl Flyer click here

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End-of-Season Dance


The season has barely started and already we are planning the End-of-Season Dance. I am expecting this year at Great Plain Squares to be another successful year for our club. Show up at our dance and see if my prediction is fulfilled.

 

Date: June 1, 2019
Caller: Bob Butler
Cuers: Phil Gatchell and Scott Cohen
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA

End-of-Season Flyer click here

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Reading and Video Library



Did you know that even Zumba Dancers like square dancing. Check this link.


Have you ever heard "The Duo" call an exciting dance? New England Square Dance Convention 2009 in Sturbridge MA. Ted Lizotte and Paul Cote are rocking the dance floor with their "Hot to Trot" singing call. Take a look and enjoy. Click here


Everyone loves an award. The past president of Great Plain Squares received an award in 2010. It was the "Local Legend Award" This is an award given to prominent dancers that add so much to our activity. He serves an active role in square dancing and is always promoting square dancing. He is very honored to receive this award. Here is a link to his award given by the Square Dance foundation of New England. (SDFNE). Click here.


Square dancing is good for you. Read an article on WebMD that talks about the healthy benefits of square dancing. WebMD article about square dance click here.


Have you ever seen Tractor Square Dancing? NO! Well click here for the video. Or, to see a good example of Mainstream dancing without tractors check out this Youtube video.