For those of you who are not square dancers, beginners start at the basic level and then progress to the mainstream level before graduating. This usually takes about six months of weekly lessons. Those dancers not prepared to commit themselves to regular attendance will have difficulties keeping up with the lessons. It is possible to miss an occasional lesson, but missing two in a row could be disastrous. The levels indicated below as ‘Basic’ and ‘Mainstream’ may all start out with the basic lessons. Call the contact to find out.
Most square dance lessons in the Atlanta area start in the fall; a few may also start at the beginning of the year. If you don’t find lessons starting in your area, please check this page every month for new revisions, especially in August, September, and January.

Club City Lessons Contact Phone Start
American Squares Mableton Plus Bud Whitten 770-914-1622 8-6-12
Cherokee Squares Woodstock Mainstream/Plus Paul & Hazel Stover 770-704-0875 9-11-12
Crossfire Squares Conyers Basic/Mainstream Johnny & Glennis Jolley 770-786-4774 9-11-12
Dance ‘N Squares Powder Springs Basic/Mainstream Rosalie Keller 770-590-8456 10-5-12
Dudes n’ Darlins Marietta Plus Caroline Carstens 770-617-7512 10-4-12
Hotlanta Squares Atlanta Mainstream/Plus Sherry Mask 770-267-8861 8-6-12
Hotlanta Squares Atlanta C/A Sherry Mask 770-267-8861 8-7-12
Kennesaw Square Dealers Kennesaw Basic Randy & Patti Farris 678-910-9516 9-13-12
Lads ‘n Lassies McDonough Mainstream/Plus Hershel Thompson 404-394-6850 9-7-12
Peachtree Squares Atlanta Basic/Mainstream Jeanne Schwenk 770-319-0321 9-11-12
Rebel Reelers Newnan Mainstream Darline Barge 770-617-1211 10-5-12
Silver Stars Lawrenceville Basic/Mainstream Jon & Joan Martin 770-736-0810 10-29-12

For those of you who know nothing about square dancing, “Basic” and “Mainstream” generally mean that the lessons are given for beginner dancers. Square dance levels are broken up into “Basic”, “Mainstream”, “Plus” and higher levels. Each level adds more calls that the caller can use. All clubs in the Atlanta area dance at the mainstream level or higher and all beginner lessons are not complete until you have finished the mainstream level. Many clubs follow mainstream lessons with a further set of lessons for “Plus” as the club itself dances at the plus level.

Level Contact Phone Date Location
Basic Waltz Anne Gupton or
Gup Gupton
Tuesday, October 9 Mountain View Community Center
Marietta, GA
7:30-9:30pm for 9 wks until December 18
except first Tuesday of each month