Beginner Square Dance Lessons 

These are lessons and like any other learning opportunity, each class builds on the previous one.
You need to start at the first or second lesson and continue attending. 

Cheney City Hall - 609 Second Street, Cheney WA 99004                                                                   

Harding Center -  411 North 15th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

North Spokane Dance Center - 7424 N. Freya, Spokane WA  

January 2 - Wednesdays - 7 pm - Gary Baker - 406-871-4450 - Model T's                         

Western Dance Center - 1901 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley WA  

January 7 - Monday - 7 pm - Bob Amsbury - 509-328-5175 - Diamond Squares

Sinto Senior Center - 1124 West Sinto, Spokane WA

Lamanna High School - 596 Highway 57, Priest River, Idaho

 October 14 - Sunday - 5pm - Ryan Dirks - Randee 208-946-8213 - Hoodoo Valley Hoedowners

Twin City Square Dance Center - 2130 5th Ave., Clarkston WA

Plus Dance Workshop

East Spokane Grange - 1621 North Park Road, Spokane WA

Every Tuesday - 7 pm - Octo-Plus Squares  - Adam Christman & Doug Davis - 208-772-7173 

Advanced Dance Workshop

North Spokane Dance Center - 7424 N. Freya, Spokane WA  

Every Sunday - 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Wooden Nickels - Doug Davis - 509-979-2607 


 WARNING    Very Contagious 


Cause: Usually caused by exposure to Hoedown recordings.

Symptoms: Absent minded tapping of the floor with foot. 

Mumbling meaningless phrases such as “Allemand left with the old left hand” and “Do-si-do with the gent you know”. 

Constant need for a babysitter. 

Dressing weird costumes and imitation cowboy style.

                                           No Known Cure

Treatment: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal. In fact it has been shown to prolong life. Play Hoedown recordings for soothing effect. Victim should go square dancing as often as possible.

S.D. Caller, Dept. of Public Health

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Dancing is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy. You will meet new friends, learn new dancing steps, enjoy great music, and benefit from a healthy activity. People from every walk of life are involved in square dancing, round dancing, line dancing and/or clogging. 

You may only want to do one, two, or all four forms of dancing. Not only are there twenty one (21) clubs and associations with which to dance in the Inland Empire, but there are clubs throughout the United States and many countries overseas. All the square dancing is in English worldwide.

Come and enjoy making new friends. You will meet others with whom you share other interests besides dancing. You may even find new interests that you may want to develop. Dr. Daniel G. Amen states that making positive social connections is an important way to maintaining a healthy brain.

Learn how to dance. You may already know some or many of the steps taught in the various forms of dance.  There are a variety of levels in all the types of dancing. Thus, you may choose to learn new and more difficult steps, or you may choose to dance at the basic level. You choose - it's up to you.

Enjoy great music. A wide variety of music is used. The music played is from the past or present, some or many which you may recognize. In addition new music may be added. The forms of music cover a wide range from standards, to country, to musicals, to pop, or to movies.

Dancing is a healthy activity. There is a lot of research that tells us that dancing is healthy for us in many ways. First, dancing makes you smarter. Second, dancing will add ten years to your life. Third, dancing exercises the body and the mind at the same time. Finally, dancing helps prevent Alzheimer's. 

What is Square Dancing?

What is Round Dancing?

What is Clogging?

What is Line Dancing?

Dance for Your Health

 Spokane Area Council, Spokane, Washington - SpokaneSquares@icloudcom - 509-489-4492