We host rockin’ square dances at Saint Stephens Church in DC’s Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights neighborhood. Every dance has a live caller and live music.
Our dances are open to all ages and experience levels. No prior dance experience, lessons or special getups needed. Just come out and dance!
- Feb 23 – Speakeasy Square
Special afternoon square dance at The Public Option! Music by Spencer & Rains.
- Mar 16 – Great American Square Dance Revival
Music by Run of the Mill String Band.
- May 17 – Dare To Be Square DMV
A fun and affordable weekend long getaway! May 17-19, 2019, Prince William Forest Park. Nightly dances, day-time workshops, learn to call your first dance or hone your calling skills, enjoy old-time instrument and singing sessions, learn clogging/flatfooting, and more!
Safe space policy
The DC Square Dance is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for all dancers. Disruptive, aggressive, threatening, harassing, dangerous, or inappropriate behavior has no place here and will not be tolerated. We encourage a culture of proactive consent: If you are unsure whether a particular dancer wants to interact with you in a particular way, ask.
If anybody is behaving in a way that makes the dance less safe for you or for another dancer, please speak with one of the volunteers who help run the dance so that we can address the issue. Volunteers can be found at the front entrance table and throughout the hall. If you wish to make a report after the dance is over, please email email@example.com