Frequently Asked Questions
Read below to find out some of our most frequently asked questions.
How do I learn to square dance?
Tri-City Promenaders has classes for beginners in Hurst, Tx. in September each year. These classes are once a week, Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30. Our caller, Ray Savell, is an extraordinary teacher and makes learning to dance a lot of fun. We will have “angels” at our lessons who are experienced dancers that can be your partner.
Can I come and watch a dance sometime to see if I would like it?
Absolutely! We have monthly dances on the 4th Saturday of each month and visitors are always welcome! We’ll be happy to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
What type of music do you dance to?
We dance to a variety of music. We dance to modern music, pop music, oldies, country music, and gospel music. There are calls to all types of music.
What do I wear?
Some dancers wear traditional square dance outfits (full skirts with petticoats for the ladies and long sleeved-western shirts for the men). Some wear longer prairie skirts and blouses. Some wear jeans and casual tops. Others wear casual dresses. No investment in clothing is required to learn to square dance. The most important thing is to be comfortable in what you are wearing.
The most important thing is comfortable shoes. Many people prefer leather-soled shoes to make twirling and swinging easier, but it's entirely optional.