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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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Announcements

In Brief

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

  • BIRTHDAYS WILL BE CELEBRATED THE 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH

  • ADVANCED CLASS DANCING ON THURSDAYS

  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR DURHAM, NC IN 2024

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

  • SHARE YOUR NEWS IN OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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WE'RE A WELCOMING BUNCH!

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
an Advanced class,
and C 1 from
6:30-7:30 pm.

MONDAYS:


Beginner/Mainstream Class

7:00pm -  8:30pm

Plus Class

8:30pm - 9:30pm

THURSDAYS:

C1 Class

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Advanced Class

7:30 - 9:00 pm

To access our Club Calendar & Class

Information, click the button to the right. 

Events

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Class Schedule
Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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NO DANCING - the nights of July 4 (Thursday) and 8 (Monday).

A NEW HOME FOR SUNCOAST SQUARES - Starting January 1, Suncoast Squares will be dancing at a new location at Allendale UMC, 3803 Haines Road N, Saint Petersburg 33703. The main parking lot is behind the sanctuary building and the door we enter is located there. We'll have signs up to direct you to the dancing. (For most of you, your phone will be able to get you to the new location). A picture of the canopy over the entrance we'll be using is below.  

Please note that we don't have access to our dancing room on Monday evenings until 6:30. Another group uses the room until 6:30, so plan to wait outside the room with us if you arrive early.

THE 2023 IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs) - This coming year's Annual Convention will be held much closer to us, in Durham, North Carolina. It is called "Carolina Twirl". The dates are July 4-7, 2024. Several of us have already registered. Please consider attending and talk to anyone who attended a convention previously for information about the event. And make hotel reservations soon. There are multiple hotel options. The dancing will be in the Civic Center.

THE NEXT BOARD MEETING - will be Wed, July 17, at PoFolks restaurant at 6:30. Please plan to attend and share in the leadership of the club.

SCOTTY SHARRER - will be calling for a special dance the night of August 5.

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​NO DANCING on MONDAY, July 8th - many dancers will not be back from convention by this time.

  

NO DANCING THIS THURSDAY because most dancers will be at convention.  

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 of teaching websites on the Suncoast Squares website: Go to suncoastsquares.com 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.

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

FRIDAY WALK

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.

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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