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


Beginner/Mainstream Class

7:00pm -  8:30pm

Plus Class

8:30pm - 9:30pm


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. 


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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.



JOIN US MONDAY EVENING FOR A DANCE WITH SCOTTY SHARRER - Get out your tropical togs in recognition of the warmer weather that has come to us. We'll welcome Scotty to call for us. We'll alternate levels and have some Advanced dancing if there are enough dancers.

A NEW HOME FOR SUNCOAST SQUARES - Starting January 1, Suncoast Squares will be dancing at a new location. We will continue dancing at the Garden Club this Thursday, but, starting January 4, we will dance 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.


SPLASH - Our next SPLASH (swimming and pot-luck) at Judy's will be on June 2. The weather will have heated up by then, and the pool should be very inviting.


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.


INTRO/REVIEW/WARM UP - The review sessions will be held on Monday from 6:35 to 7:05. Joey will be leading this session. This is a chance to review calls at a slower pace before the regular lesson starts at 7:00. All new dancers are encouraged to attend, and angels are appreciated. Joey will try to help you review before the regular dancing begins.

MONDAY EVENING - We've begun lessons for new students and work in a bit of dancing with the lessons, from 7:05 to 8:30 pm. This is a great chance to meet the new dancers and make them feel welcome.


From 8:30 until 9:30. We'll continue lessons and dancing for Mainstream/Plus.


DANCING THIS THURSDAY: ADVANCED AND C-1 - Classes for new C-1 and Advanced dancers this week. If you know most advanced calls and want to try C-1, this is your chance. And if you know most Plus calls and want to try Advanced, this is your chance. The Intro to C-1 workshop is from 6:30 to 7:30 and Intro to Advanced workshop/dancing is from 7:35 until 9:00, or as long as we last. Mike Shagina will be calling.  

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 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.


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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