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Friends, Fun   and Frolicking in the Sun

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Suncoast Squares is the premier LGBTQ+ square dance club of Florida’s Gulf Coast. We welcome individuals and couples of all genders and orientations into our friendly and energetic "social club with a dancing habit."


We have no dress code, dance to contemporary music and keep the pace lively and fun. Read more about what makes our Club special on our About Us and Our Social Side pages.

Our current Announcements are below. You can find our Class Schedule and Dance Location at the bottom of every page. Other Events are listed on our Calendar

Dance nights are on Mondays and Thursdays. See Announcements below and Dancing Schedules at the bottom of any page for more details.

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In Brief

  • WE DANCE  on Mondays (Mainstream/Plus) and Thursdays (Advanced)  at new venue




  • FRIDAY WALK AND PICNIC in Lake Seminole Park (Recurring)




Class Schedule

During COVID-19, you can also dance virtually online! Click to the right to access the IAGSDC Virtual Dance Calendar

Beginner class is on Monday nights
at 7:00 pm.
Plus class is 8:30-9:30 pm.

On Thursdays we have a
new Advanced class,
with a C 1 workshop/review
at 6:30-7:15 pm.


Beginner/Mainstream Class

7:00pm -  8:30pm

Plus Class

8:30pm - 9:30pm


C1 Workshop

6:30 - 7:15 pm

Advanced Class

7:20 - 9:00 pm

To access our Club Calendar & Class

Information, click the button to the right. 


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Class Schedule


Below are our most recent Announcements in full. You can also sign up to receive these Announcements on  email by contacting us.



Suncoast Squares is in need of new board members. It is the time of year when we select our new board. Please consider joining the board. Talk to any current board member to get information. The board positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and At Large Board Member. We would like to have others involved who are not formally board members. If you have interest, we'd love to talk with you about possibilities.


We have a good group of new dancers again this time around. A couple of pictures from last week are below. You'll note some touches of green where square dancers dressed to celebrate the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day holiday.


SPLASH - at Judy's place April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00. Pot luck and swimming. Hot dogs and water will be provided by Robin and Judy.


MONDAY, from 7:00 until 8:30 - Social Square Dancing - J.R. will be calling. Come and join us, meet the new dancers and support them as they learn the first level of square dancing.

INTRO/REVIEW/WARM UP THIS WEEK! - The review session will take place this week. New dancers are encouraged to attend these sessions for a review of calls that have been taught previously. This session is a little slower paced, so it's a good warm up for the dancing that follows. This is held from 6:30 until 7:00, just before the regular Social Square Dancing begins. Joey will be teaching. Angels are always needed and welcome.

Plus Dancing - There will be Plus dancing and workshop during the second part of the evening from 8:30 to 9:30. We are starting from the beginning for any new to Plus.


THIS THURSDAY: ADVANCED AND C-1- NOTE TIME CHANGE - The C-1 workshop is from 6:30 to 7:30 and Advanced workshop/dancing is from 7:35 until 9:00, or as long as we last. J.R. will be back with us this week. We are starting from the beginning with the Advanced workshop. We expect to have guests from Strawberry Square this week.

WHERE WE DANCE: The Garden Club of Saint Petersburg, is located at 500 Sunset Dr. S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33707. Lots of parking on the circle in front and on the lawn parking areas.

RESOURCES TO LEARN OR REVIEW SQUARE DANCE CALLS - For those of you who wish to review calls or get a head start on learning new calls, there are links to a couple fo teaching websites on the Suncoast Squares website: Go to and look for the ribbon menu on the top of the page. Select "More" on the right, and then select "Resources".


Links to two different websites may be helpful to you:

Taminations - the calls are listed and then illustrated by little emojis. Chose "SSD" if you are in the new class, or chose the appropriate level for other calls.

Saddlebrook Squares - There are lessons systematically going through the calls. The calls are illustrated by traditional square dancers, which makes the "girls" and "boys" more easily identified than they are in our club (smile). Find the square dance lessons in the middle of the page and look for Mainstream if you are in our new class (This is the SSD level we are learning plus a few more calls). You should be able to find all the calls that we have learned.


Some have asked about masks because of new CDC guidance. Please  wear a mask while dancing if you have not been vaccinated. If you have been vaccinated, please use your best judgment. We treasure every dancer. You are the reason we exist, and we want you to be safe and comfortable.


A NOTE ABOUT SECURITY - Please be sure your car is locked when you attend our dances.


A small group of Suncoast Squares meets at Lake Seminole Park on Fridays at 11:30 for a walk and then a picnic (bring your own food). We meet at Pavilion 9. Contact Alan or Sue if you have questions about this activity. We will meet for the walk in the park this Friday.

ANOTHER THEATRICAL OPPORTUNITY - Michael Gregory will be performing at Early Bird Theatre in Clearwater. The evening includes dinner (early) and the play. Dinner starts at 4:00 (that's why it's called Early Bird Theatre). The cost is $45. The play runs from March 9 Thru April 23. Reservations can be made ahead of time, but you must pay for your ticket in Cash or by Check at the time of the play. Some of us are planning to attend on Friday, March 24. If you can't attend then, you might want to attend another night. The website (with information about reservations is The play is "Mom's Gift".

THE 2023 IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs) CONVENTION - will be held in Ottawa, Canada. If you are considering attending, now would be a good time to check to make sure that your passport will be valid for July of 2023.It would also be a good time to register on the IAGSDC website and to make your room reservations. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to housing at the convention, please check with Joe Sass or Dan



Our friends at Independence Squares in Philadelphia, PA have asked us to remind you that there are two deadlines that are approaching pertaining to their Philadelphia Freedom Fly-In, to be held March 24-26, 2023.  On February 24, the registration fee will increase from $95.00 to $110.00.  On the same day, the hotel block expires, which means that the discounted hotel rate won’t be available beginning that day.  If you are planning to attend their Fly-In, you should register soon and book your hotel room.  For more information, visit their website at Fly-In - Independence Squares or contact them at

Several pictures from last Monday.

Due to Covid restrictions, we have a limited amount of in-person events and postings. Stay tuned or join our email list to be informed of upcoming events.

But do check out our calendar for what's happening virtually, in smaller outdoor groups and on Zoom.

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