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.  

Spring 2020

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. 

For more information please contact our Lesson Coordinators, David & Linda Stewart at 512-328-5291 or lspstewart@yahoo.com 

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Fall 2020

Please check back at a later date for more information about our Fall lesson schedule.  Thank you.

Week 1
January 10, 2019
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Designate Heads & Sides

Circle Left / Right

Forward and Back

Dosado

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Promenade

Allemande Left

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Right and Left Grand 

Weave the Ring

Star Left / Right

Courtesy Turn

Ladies Chain

Pass Thru

Wheel Around

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Week 2
January 17, 2019
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Star Thru / Slide Thru

Half Sashay

Rollaway

Ladies In Men Sashay

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Week 3
January 24, 2019
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California Twirl

Bend the Line

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Back Track

Dive Thru

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Week 4
January 31, 2019
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Square Thru

Grand Square

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Week 5
February 7, 2019
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Lead Right / Left

Veer Left / Right

Circulate

Trade

Chain Down the Line

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Week 6
February 14, 2019
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Right And Left Thru

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Sweep A Quarter

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Week 7
February 21, 2019
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Circle To A Line

Separate

Split Two

Wheel And Deal

Double Pass Thru

First Couple Go Right  

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Week 8
February 28, 2019
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Ocean Wave

Alamo Style / Balance

Trade

Swing Thru

Run 

Cross Run

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Week 9
March 7, 2019
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Pass The Ocean

Extend

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Week 10
March 14, 2019
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Centers In

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Week 11
March 21, 2019
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Box The Gnat

Hinge

Touch 1/4

Circulate (Named Dancers)

Tag The Line

Half Tag The Line

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Week 12
March 28, 2019
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Week 13
April 4, 2019
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Week 14
April 11, 2019
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Week 15
April 18, 2019
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Week 16
April 25, 2019
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Week 17
May 2, 2019
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Week 18
May 9, 2019
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Week 19
May 16, 2019
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Graduation
May 21, 2019
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