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We are back to square dancing at Maple Bluff Community Center
18 Oxford Place, Madison, WI

6:30 to 9 pm - Maple Bluff requires we wear our masks.

No food will be served.  Water is available to be purchased.

Hand sanitizer is available

Upcoming dances

October 1
Curt Braffet - calling
Ray Steinich - cueing
73rd National Dance Conv

October 15
Doug & Don Sprosty - calling & cueing

October 29 
Lincoln Siegmann
Halloween Ball

November 5
Tommy Russell - calling
Kathy Nickel - cueing
Registration Round up - State Conv 2022

November 19
Jed Siegmann - calling
Here 'Tis subscription dance

        
 

Who Are We?

Westport Squares of Madison, Wisconsin is a mainstream level square dance club. We dance every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays of the month and PLUS dances every 2nd Friday, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM

A Brief History of the Westport Squares

The Westport Square Dance Club held its first dance on June 25, 1955. Art Weisensel was the caller and 23 couples attended. The dancing fee was $1.00 a couple and Art received $15.00. The first beginners class began April 11, 1956. Our dances have been held from almost the beginning in a converted cheese house that serves as the town hall for Westport. This small cozy building has a wood floor and is a favorite for all dancers in the area. Art Weisensel served as club caller until his untimely death in 1975. Will Ferderer then became club caller until about 1980 when we went to a guest caller only format. Don Niva taught our new dancer lessons until 2008 when Tom Nickel became the teacher.   In 1995 to 2008 Westport had "plus" level dancing with Don Niva calling to satisfy a growing demand.  In 2011 Tom Nickel began "plus" dances on the 2nd Friday of the month.  Today after 66 years of dancing Westport is still a viable fun club with many active friendly members.

We received some unfortunate news from the Town of Westport that they were going to demolish the old Town Hall with it's beautiful wood floor to make way for a new maintenance facility.  We were given about a months notice to move our equipment and find a new dance location.  Our new dance locations are, Lakeview Lutheran Church at 4001 Mandrake Rd. and Maple Bluff Community Center at 18 Oxford Pl., both in Madison.  Check our Dance Schedule for the location of our dances.  

Current Information

  • Club dances are held every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays from 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Westport PLUS dances are held 2nd Fridays from 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Our dance locations are:  Lakeview Lutheran Church at 4001 Mandrake Rd, Madison and Maple Bluff Community Center at 18 Oxford Pl, Madison
  • The Cost is $7.00 per person and $3.00 for youth under 18. The club dances Mainstream with 4th  tip being PLUS.  Two Phase 2 round dances are between each square dance tip.
  • Square dance attire is optional during hot summer months.
  • Square dance lessons begin every September.
  • Contact -  Eldon & Virginia (608) 244-3694 or nk9uarrl@sbcglobal.net