Basic Mainstream Classes
We are thrilled that you are interested in our Basic / Mainstream Lessons here at Waterloo Squares. Our instructor / caller is Brad Caldwell. Brad has been dancing and calling for more than 30 years. He's an excellent teacher, very thorough, and very patient. His enthusiasm for teaching brings excitement and great energy to our classes.
We will kick off our Spring Session with a Free Open House on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church located at 3525 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas. Everyone is welcome and no experience or partner required. The first two weeks are absolutely free so you have nothing to lose. For those who wish to continue after the two free weeks, we will have lessons every Thursday night until May 14, 2020, for a total of 19 weeks. During this time you will learn all of the Basic / Mainstream calls, exercise your mind, body and also make some great friends. Dancers that can demonstrate a clear understanding of all the Mainstream calls, will graduate on May 19, 2020 and go on to dance at a club level. For those students that need additional instruction we encourage them to retake lessons in the Fall at a reduced rate.
In addition to providing fantastic instruction we also like to provide our students with other resources that will help them become accomplished dancers. After lessons begin we will be posting a weekly lesson review that will included video and animated links to the calls taught each week. The first link, the one with the dancers is a link to Saddlebrooke Squares, an online video lesson where you can watch actual dancers complete the calls. The second link, the red box, will take you to Taminations, with an animation and definition of the call. Taminations is Written by Brad Christie of the Tam Twirlers Square Dance Club. We hope you will try both links and pick the one that works best for your learning style.
For those students that would prefer a DVD, we will have several copies of Mainstream by the Traveling Hoedowners available for loan.
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Please check back at a later date for more information about our Fall lesson schedule. Thank you.