Fall 2023 Lessons

Starting on September 10, 2023 at Middleton Ionic Masonic Lodge, 7409 Franklin Ave, Middleton, WI

We are happy that you are interested in this fun activity that we have a passion for, and we hope eventually you will too.

We know that you may have some questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. Please review some basic info below:

Starting September 10, 2023
Sundays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Middleton Ionic Masonic Lodge, 7409 Franklin Ave,
Middleton WI
  • The first two lessons (Sept 10th and 17th) are free!
  • Starting on Sept 24th the cost is $6 per person, per lesson session. ($3 if under 18).
  • Payment for all lessons will be required by the 3rd dance lesson, September 24th. The cost is $90 for adults ($45 if under 18).

The primary location is the Middleton Ionic Masonic Lodge, 7409 Franklin Ave, Middleton WI.


Sundays from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Starting on September 10th.

What to Expect:

Modern Western Square Dance lessons in a friendly safe environment provided by A certified Square Dance caller. Tom Nickel will be your main instructor leading the group in learning the steps and culture at a gentle pace. Upon completion you will be a “Mainstream” level graduate, and be invited to join our club!

What is Mainstream?

“Mainstream” is a classification or level of Square Dance consisting of about 69 calls. It is a widely used benchmark of skill for clubs.

Lesson Progression:

It may seem like a lot of moves or “calls” to learn in the first sessions, but as the lessons progress we spend more time reviewing and practicing the learned calls. Then introduce a couple new calls that build on what has been learned. The pace is set by the group as it progresses.

What if I Don’t Have a Partner?

A partner is not required! You may dance with an Angel or other students.

Who are Angels?

Angels are what we call club members that will dance with the lesson groups to fill in squares to gently assist with lessons as needed.

What if I Miss a Lesson?

Lessons are cumulative and the learned material is refreshed each week from the previous weeks' lessons. We will happily work with you to get caught up from a missed lesson.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, casual clothing, and a positive attitude! You are welcome to bring your own personal water and snacks.

Any questions? Call Dave at 608-358-8035

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