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Cheltenham American Square Dance Club (The Swinging Squares) is the home of American Square Dancing in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas including Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Bishop’s Cleeve.  We are a small club anxious to expand so that the fun and friendship that is key to the spirit of American Square Dancing, benefits as many people as possible in this area. We aim to provide a gentle mental challenge through a pastime that is proven to reduce daily stresses and keep body and mind healthy for all ages!

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Site Updated  21 July 2017

Cheltenham American Square Dance Club

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New dancers ?

We plan to have a couple of open evenings on 22nd & 29th September 2017. Anyone who is interested in learning to square dance or to find out what is all about will be made most welcome.  

Recent News

Our 60th Anniversary Event

We had a really great day celebrating our club’s 60th anniversary.  We were delighted to welcome so many dancers from other clubs and thank them for their support. More details and photographs can be seen here on our Reports page.

Brand new video from Tech Squares about square dancing.  

Viewing for everyone is strongly recommended.  Click here to view.

Our Next Events:

All are welcome to our next event which is a Summer Square Dance Party on Friday, 28th July 2017 kindly hosted by Pat and Bob, click here for further details.

We then have a Walk, Picnic and Garden Dance on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at Birlingham, Pershore, starting at 10am.   Contact Jon for further details.

The planned  joint dance weekend with Centre Squares 30th Sept - 1st October 2017 has regrettably been cancelled due to the sudden and unexpected sad demise of Anders Blom.  He was an outstanding caller and part of the square dance scene for many decades and will be sorely missed.

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