Club Dances

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Last Chance Squares is primarily a mainstream dance club with a few plus tips thrown in for good measures. Rounds are cued between tips.  We primarily dance on the first and third Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30.  Our first dance is generally the third Saturday in September with a club meeting at 6 pm followed by plus lessons and then the dance.  Click on the Calendar link above to get more information.  We meet at the following location at the corner of Hollins Ave. and Garfield St.

Broadwater Elementary School
900 Hollins Avenue
Helena, MT 89601

The cost is $5.00 per adult ages 18 and older or $10 per couple.  All kids ages 17 and younger dance for half price at $2.50 as decided at our 9/7/13 club meeting.

We genuinely have a good time so come join in the fun!

Dance Lessons

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Beginners lessons begin the third Monday in September each year, with the first two lessons free.  After that, each lesson is $3.00 per person age 18 and older or $1.50 age 17 and younger.

Experienced club dancers are encouraged to come and help out as “Angels.”  Their dancing helps new dancers so they can learn the new moves each week and makes sure that we have full squares.  There is no charge for club dancers to dance and help out with the classes.

Lessons are weekly on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  We meet at the same place as where club dances are held:

Broadwater Elementary School
900 Hollins Avenue
Helena, MT 89601

Depending upon interest and numbers sometimes round dance lessons will follow beginners lessons at 8:15 pm.  The level and type (two-step/waltz/etc.) will depend upon the interest of the group involved.  The cost is typically $2 per person.

Plus Level lessons will be offered just prior to our regular Saturday club dances at 6:30-7:30 pm except for the nights we have a club meeting.

Why Should I Square Dance?

Are you bored in the evenings?  Would you like to do something that’s fun and yet provides some form of exercise and social life at the same time?  Have you ever considered square dancing?  “Me dance?  No way!” you say.

Do any of these reasons sound familiar to you as an excuse for not dancing?  “I have two left feet.” “It’s too hard.”  “It’s old fashioned and boring.””  I don’t have a partner.”  “I’m too old” or “I’m too young.”  I don’t have the right kind of clothes.”  Well lots of square dancers have said the same things before they started dancing too,.

Watch this video and see if you can relate.  Maybe like Jim and Nancy in this video you’ll change your mind about square dancing and come try it.  If so, then contact Shirlie (406-431-6548) or Glen (406-227-6163) from Last Chance Squares for more information about lessons and club dances.