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New dancers attend dances designed for beginners. The vocabulary is gradually explained and practiced in dances choreographed to use just the known moves. Within the first ten minutes you will be dancing! "Circle Left, Circle Right, Forward and Back, Dosado, Promenade." You can guess what the first three moves mean so you only need to learn how to Dosado and Promenade. Some groups accept new dancers at any time, but most clubs generally begin instruction in September, October, or sometimes January. The current list of beginner dances is here.

Interested in sampling several kinds of group dancing? These sessions are offered during Wednesday afternoons to anyone interested. Dance forms include circles, squares, lines, and contras.

Community Dancing, Dartmouth, Harris Hall, Parkland at the Lakes, 82 Baker Drive. First and third Wednesdays of each month, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Contact phone 435-4544.

The clubs listed below typically offer introductory Square Dancing. Visitors are always welcome! Class meeting times are identified if class and club meet at different times; otherwise class and club meet together.


Many have dances listed here, but we might have missed others. Click on the club name for more information.

Cape Breton Region:
Town and Country Dancers, Christ Church Hall, Trinity Ave, Sydney,
Wed. Class at 7:00 p.m.

Central Region: (see also Metro Square & Round Dance Association)
Lake City Swingers, Dartmouth, N. Woodside Community Centre, Thurs. Class at 7:30
Stardusters, Dartmouth, S. Woodside Community Centre, Thurs. Class at 7:00 p.m.
Timberlea Twirlers, Halifax, Lakeside Fire Hall, Mon. 8:00 p.m.

Fundy Region:
Cumberland Twirlers, Experimental Farm, Nappan, Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Strathmor Strutters, Bob's Hall, 12281 Lower Onslow, Thurs. 8:00 p.m.

Highland Region:
Highland Squares, NS Community College, 39 Acadia Ave, Stellarton, Thurs. 7:00 p.m.
Mapleleaf Whirlaways, St. James United Church Hall, Antigonish, Mon. 7:30 p.m.

South Shore Region:
LaHave River Ramblers, MARC Hall, Dayspring, Wed. 7:30 p.m.

Valley Region:
Four Season Squares, 77 White Cap Lane, Clementsport, Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Fundy Squares, Wilmot Community Centre, Wed. Class at 7:00 p.m.
West Kings Twirlers, Melvern Community Centre, Fri. 8:00 p.m.
Young Country Dancers, Aylesford

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Introductory Round Dancing is offered by this club:

Fundy Region:
NB-NS Border Rounders, Experimental Farm Pavilion, Nappan, Thurs. Class at 8:30 p.m.



These clubs offer introductory Contra Dancing. Dance steps are taught before each dance.

Central Region:
Contra Time Dancers, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 2096 Windsor Street (corner of Allan), Halifax, Saturday, usually monthly Sept-May, 8:00 p.m.
Halifax Contra Dancers, All Nations Church, 2535 Robie Street, Halifax, usually monthly Sept-May, 8:00 p.m.

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