The Sets in Step club was founded in May of 1958, and we have been dancing continually since then, with the exception of the hiatus we had to take in 2020 due to the pandemic. We are happy to announce that we are returning to in-person dancing, starting on September 17th, 2021! We dance on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Knights of Columbus, in Montrose, California. Our dances are from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. On some special occasions we start earlier: check our Schedule for details. Dances have traditionally been Mainstream and Plus level squares -- this year we are participating in the new Social Square Dance (SSD) format.
Starting on September 16th, 2021, we will be hosting a weekly class for new dancers based on the new Social Square Dance (SSD) format. SSD is a square dance program designed to get you square dancing in a short period of time. Until recently, square dance clubs in our area taught new dancers over 100 calls before they could participate in a dance, and the class ran for 9 months. With SSD, new dancers can start participating in all the fun of a real dance in just 12 weeks.
Our regular club dances later in the year will also follow SSD so that new people feel comfortable dancing with us. We have a Singles Rotation board, so no partner is necessary!
Already a square dancer? Interested in joining our club? See the application for membership for more information.
Want to learn more about Square Dancing in Southern California? Here are a few resources (clicking on these will take you out of our site - we aren't responsible for the content at these other sites, but we hope you find them helpful):
- Find dances: who, where, when, at Where's the Dance
- Associated Square Dancers
- Orange County Callers Association
Always remember that while good dancing ability is nice to have, the greatest contributions each of us can make towards the enjoyment of a dance are friendliness, good humor, patience, cooperation and a genuine desire to have fun!
Square ‘em Up and Lets’ Dance!