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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

Is the season winding down already? NO! Just making sure dancers mark their calendar early for our "End-of-Season" dance. This will be on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Carter Methodist Church, 800 Highland Avenue in Needham. The team for the dance is all of our Wednesday crew. Bob Butler, Phil Gatchell and Scott Cohen. Join us as we wrap up our regular season with a dance. Click here for a flier.

Watch for our new class starting September 14, 2016. Here is a PDF flier with all the information.

Announcement!          Announcement!         Announcement!        Announcement!      Announcement!

Mary Valle and Don Gallant are getting Married! Congratulations!


Mary and Don would like to invite you to their wedding service and celebration afterwards. Please join Mary and Don, Great Plain Squares and dancers from many other clubs in New England as we spend an afternoon together of joyful celebration!


Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA
Time: Wedding Service 2:00-3:00 (All are invited)
Dance reception and celebration:
3:00-7:00 (Square and Round Dancing)
Callers: Bob Butler and Matt McGovern
Cuer: Harriett Clarke

This is a free dance for all dancers who wish to come and celebrate. There will be lots of dancing,

merriment and good food!

Wedding or square dance attire as you wish.
Please bring no other present than your
presence. That is our most treasured gift.




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 mainstream and plus from 8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (with rounds).  Come join us!

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


Richard Lane
429 East Street
Dedham, MA 02026-3019

Phone: 781-326-2014

See our dance schedule for specific information.


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:

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.


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.

The Wall Street Journal is into Square Dancing. Here is an article that was in the December 16, 2009 issue. It talks about the image of square dancing and attracting younger dancers. Click Wall Street Journal for the article.

Have you ever seen Tractor Square Dancing? NO! Well click here for the video. Or, to see a good example of Mainstream dancing check out this Youtube video.