About the DC Square Dance

Used to be that square dancing could be found in almost any American city or town, danced by young and old, black and white, urban and rural folks alike. Today, it’s making a comeback as people re-discover the joy of a foot-stomping, rollicking, barn-shaking dance party.

Never been square dancing before? Don’t worry! It’s easy to learn and requires no previous experience. You don’t need to bring a partner or wear any special outfit. We always have live music and a caller to walk you through the dances. Check out this video for a glimpse of what the dance is like.

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Who are we?

The DC Square Dance Collective is a group of music and dance lovers who volunteer their time to make the dance happen. We are, in no particular order: Janine Smith, Bradley Kennedy, Gabe Popkin, Kaythi Han, Stan Fowler, Michael Lyons, Brent Feito, Andrew Hunt, Dave Hauver, Anna Purinton, Joel Bluestein, Don Fahey, and Lucia Schaefer. Past members include Paul Brown, Julia Feder, Rose Mohan, Brandt Ryder, Kaitlin Rienzo-Stack, Scott Prouty and Cynthia Connolly.

We’re looking for new Collective members! Email dcsquaredance@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining or to learn more.


Please email dcsquaredance@gmail.com if you are interested in calling or playing our dance.


We are a part of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. And we couldn’t do it without the help of the wonderful folks at Saint Stephens Church.