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Great Plain Squares

Needham, Massachusetts







              

Join Great Plain Squares in the beautiful new hall at the Carter Methodist Church.


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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

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Current Information


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Snowflake Ball

This is a great dance for the class to attend. Well club members enjoy it also. Everything you have learned during class you can now use at a real dance. The Snowflake Ball is a great dance complete with snowballs!




Date: January 25, 2020
Caller: Bob Butler
Cuer: Lynn Sa
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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Great Plain Squares extends a warm welcome to mainstream and plus level dancers. We dance from September thru May at our regular Wednesday dances. We dance plus 8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (with rounds).

If you are a mainstream dancer you can help angel the class from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 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
 
Click the link for our dance schedule for specific information.



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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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Upcoming Events


Fun Night Dance

Have you ever tried square dancing? Now you can. Come to our free Fun Night and see what square dancing is really all about. It is NOT your grandpa's dancing in a barn. It is fun, energetic, good for the brain and a great way to meet new friends. Try it once and you will be dancing again and again.
 
Date: September 11, 2019
Caller: Bob Butler
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Carter Memorial Church
                  800 Highland Avenue
                  Needham MA
 
 
Fun Night Flyer click here


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Halloween Dance


Are you ready for Halloween? We are. This is a fun dance with many dancers dressing up for the occasion. It is always fun to see the outfits and the friends.


Date: October 26, 2019
Caller: Ralph Peacock
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

This is a great dance for the class to attend. Well club members enjoy it also. Everything you have learned during class you can now use at a real dance. The Snowflake Ball is a great dance complete with snowballs!




Date: January 25, 2020
Caller: Bob Butler
Cuer: Lynn Sa
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 has sprung and we are dancing in the tulips. Now that the snow is gone, come and put some spring into your step with our Tulip Twirl dance. Perfect way to spring into spring.

Date: March 7, 2020
Caller: Jim Schell
Cuer: Birgit Maguire
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. We are expecting this year at Great Plain Squares to be another successful year for our club. Show up at our dance and see if our predictions are fulfilled.

 

Date: May 30, 2020
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.

We have appeared in the Hometown Weekly. Here is an article from September 20, 2018 As we Welcomed New Members. Check this link.

Another Hometown Weekly article shows our Tulip Twirl Dance. This article is dated March 28, 2019. Click 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.


Introduction Video click here

For Health Benefits of Dancing click here


Fun Night Flyer click here
Fun Night Multi Color Flyer click here

Science Daily says Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain. Read the wonderful article that talks about this real discovery. To read the article click this link.


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.