What we're about

Independence Squares is Philadelphia’s Modern Western Square Dance club serving the LGBT community and our allies. Current membership is approximately a 60/40 male/female ratio, and we welcome LGBT and straight dancers of all ages to join us.

Anyone Can Learn to Dance - This isn't a Jr. High gym class square dance. We are a high energy club that encourages everyone to join us. Even if you have two left feet... if you can walk, you can square dance. It's a fun way to exercise your mind and your body... all while meeting new people and making lasting friendships.

Unlike conventional clubs, you don't have to come with a partner, you can dance either the boy's or girl's part, regardless of your actual gender, and we dance to a broad range of music that can include Abba, Garth Brooks, Fleetwood Mac, Lady Gaga, Phantom of the Opera and ZZ Top (for starters). You can dance in jeans and t-shirts too.

Square dancing is a social, low-key way to meet people. Please Join Us!

Upcoming events (1)

Independence Squares Fun Dance

William Way LGBT Community Center

Join us for a fun evening of dance! Two hours of joyful dancing in an inclusive and friendly space. Our venue, the William Way LGBT Community Center, is located at 1315 Spruce Street in Philadelphia.

To keep all attendees as safe as possible, we have instituted strict safety protocols that you should read here: https://independencesquares.org/wp/2021/07/28/return-to-dancing-information/

We are also limiting the number of attendees to 120 people.

Open to everyone. No experience necessary!

Past events (16)

Last Chance to Join Our Beginner Class!

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