Times Squares offers classes for beginners at the Mainstream level,  and more experienced dancers at the Plus, Advanced, and Challenge 1 levels. Mainstream classes are offered annually and higher level classes are offered when sufficient numbers of dancers are ready to progress to the next level.

In 2022, after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will again offer opportunities for people to learn the basics of square dancing at our Open Houses. All are welcome – no experience or partner necessary. No special clothing required – just wear comfortable shoes. Please read the health and safety protocols at the bottom of this page.

Open Houses
Learn the basics of square dancing, and then come back for more.
Saturday, 6 August 2022, 1pm
Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 7pm
Friday, 26 August 2022, 7pm
Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 7pm
PS 3 Charrette School
490 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

For those that want to go to the next level, we are offering a Mainstream “Blast” Weekend of instruction for new dancers in September. The full repertoire of Mainstream calls will be taught. This will be preceded by a series of Open Houses where prospective dancers can experience square dancing. Attendance at the Open Houses is not required to enroll in the Mainstream blast class. Other opportunities to learn square dancing are provided throughout the year.

Mainstream Blast Weekend
Learn the mainstream program of square dancing over one single weekend. You will be able to dance anywhere in the world at this level after that.
September 16, 17, 20, 27, 20 October 1
$125 for new students | $75 for prior graduates
PS 3 Charrette School
490 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

What is a Mainstream Blast Weekend?

Let us explain it to you

For More Information

Check the events calendar for the next Open House or class. Please contact us if you have any questions.


  1. All dancers/guests must provide proof of full vaccination with the second shot AT LEAST 2 weeks prior to dancing for the 2 dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines or for the one shot for Johnson & Johnson, and an additional booster shot.
  2. All dancers/guests must sign the Covid liability waiver prior to dancing/interacting with others. The waiver provides contact info for the purposes of contact tracing should it be necessary.
  3. Masks must be worn at ALL TIMES SQUARES events while indoors. Extra masks will be provided in case you forgot yours. Double masking is suggested, but make your own decision.
  4. Frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing is required between tips. Sanitizer will be provided. Gloves are optional; bring your own.
  5. Communal snacks WILL NOT be provided. Bring your own water/drink/snacks. Sharing is discouraged, but make your own decision. When eating or drinking, please maintain a social distance of six feet.
  6. Please maintain social distancing as you socialize between tips as this will reduce risk of exposure. Chairs should be spaced further apart. / If you are feeling ill, with ANY of the common Covid symptoms – fever, headache, body aches, sinus issues, loss of taste/smell) – please do not attend as you may infect others even if they are fully vaccinated. A link to the CDC website provides more detailed information about symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  7. In the case that someone tests positive for COVID-19 after attending a TIMES SQUARES event, that person should immediately notify any board member. A board member will contact those in attendance, by voice and email, and recommend they get tested and quarantine according to current CDC guidelineshttps://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html