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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

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that in-person dancing has resumed! Dance nights will be 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

  • DANCING HAS RESUMED on Mondays (Mainstream/Plus) and Thursdays (Advanced)  at new venue

  • EVERYBODY'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THIS MONDAY, JUNE 28

  • A Note to Brand New Dancers

  • IAGSDC VIRTUAL CONVENTION happening online July 2-5

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

  • PROMENADE SQUARES also resuming dancing in Pinellas Park

  • SHARE YOUR EVENTS IN OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

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WE'RE A WELCOMING BUNCH!

Class Schedule
UPDATE: Dancing Has Resumed!

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

We are currently doing OPEN DANCING WITH REVIEW for existing dancers; CHECK BACK FOR for UPDATESabout WHEN NEW CLASSES WILL START

MONDAYS (new night!):


Mainstream Dancing

7:00pm -  8:30pm

Plus Dancing

8:30pm - 9:30pm

THURSDAYS:


Advanced Dancing

with Challenge Tip(s)

6:30 - 9:00 pm

SUNDAYS:

(CHECK ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR RETURN OF SUNDAY DANCES IN THE FUTURE) 

Goal is Every other month on Second Sunday)

 

Full Dance

4:00pm to 6:30pm

To access our Club Calendar & Class

Information, click the button to the right. 

Events

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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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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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IN-PERSON DANCING HAS BEGUN!

 

We were frankly amazed, and delighted, to see so many of you last Monday night. It has been so long since we danced in person, and we clearly have forgotten much! lol  But we remembered enough for some squares to be successful on some tips. We believe all will come back to us eventually. Thank you so much for joining us. And it was so nice to be in our new venue, the Garden Club of Saint Petersburg.

 

EVERYBODY'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THIS MONDAY, JUNE 28

On Monday, 6/28, we will celebrate everybody's birthday. We have missed acknowledging birthdays for everyone at least once this year, and twice for many of you. We want to make up for it this coming Monday with Robin's birthday cake. Please wear party hats or costumes if you have them. We will also celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite members who has just turned 80! Join us for this special celebration.

 

A Note to Brand New Dancers

We loved meeting some new people who have not danced before on 6/21. We are not quite ready to start a new class for those who haven't danced at all before. This will come fairly soon, and we'll announce the date as soon as we make the decision. In the meantime, we love having you all visit and watch as we stumble around, trying to remember what we once knew. We want this to be a fun activity, but realize that it can be frustrating if you haven't had any introduction. We truly want you to enjoy it as much as we do. In the meantime, you can learn more on our "Info for New Dancers" page here

 

DANCING DETAILS

 

Where: 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.

MONDAYS: MAINSTREAM/PLUS NIGHT. One change required by the new venue is that our Mainstream/Plus night must move to Monday nights. We will start with Easy Mainstream (Review as needed) from 7:00 until 8:30. Easy Plus (Review as needed) with be from 8:30 until 9:30. The emphasis will be on dancing and having fun.

 

THURSDAYS: ADVANCED.  We will meet from 6:30 until 9:00. J.R. might (or might not) introduce a C call sometime during the evening, depending on how we are doing. Much of the night will be review and dancing the calls we used to know! We will do our best to make everyone who used to dance at this level feel comfortable. 

 

OUR CALLER: J.R. St Jean will be calling for us both Mondays and Thursdays. We are so glad that he moved to Saint Petersburg and is calling for our club.

 

IAGSDC VIRTUAL CONVENTION Online July 2- 5

Our 2021 in-person IAGSDC Convention had to be canceled because of COVID-19, but the IAGSDC is hosting a 4-day series of online events, meetings and virtual dances from July 2 - 5. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit https://houprom.com/.  You are all encouraged to attend!

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.

 

PROMENADE SQUARES NOW DANCING AGAIN TOO

Our friends at Promenade Squares have resumed dancing and one of our favorite callers, Scotty Sharrer, will be calling for them. You might want to visit and get some additional practice. They are dancing on Friday evenings. New Location: Forbes Recreation Center, 6401 94th Ave. Pinellas Park.

Dates: July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27.

6:30 to 7:00 is rounds, and 7:00 to 9:00 is alternating Mainstream/Plus/Rounds.


SHARE ON WEEKLY EMAIL & ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you have anything you wish to share with the club, please forward it to our contact address and we will include it in the weekly email and announcements. Also, if you need help with anything that other club members could assist you with, please let us know.