Welcome! (Regular events & Party)

筑波スクエアダンスクラブ(筑波SDC)の日本語ページはこちらへ

Welcome to Tsukuba Sequre Dance Club Website (English version).

We enjoy “Square Dancing” and “Round Dancing” in This club. Dance introduction is here.

Tsukuba Square Dance Club was established on January 26, 1981. As of March 17, 2019, it has 82 members (including 18 couples) and 71 of those members belong to the Japan Square Dance Association.

The club holds classes every Saturday evening at Takezono Community Center. Beginner courses are held from April to July, and Basic, Mainstream, and Plus classes are held throughout the year. Round Dancing is also introduced into the lessons after the first few classes.

Regular event is here in YouTube.

Mini party event (Square Dance) is here in YouTube.

Mini party event (Round Dance) is here in YouTube.

2019 Regular Events

June 29 (Saturday)
5:30pm to 7pm: Plus and Round Dance Class
7pm to 9pm: Mainstream and Round Dance Class
Location: Takezono Community Center (beside Takezono Shopping Center)

July 6, 13 and 27 (Saturday)
5:30pm to 7pm: Plus and Round Dance Class
7pm to 9pm: Mainstream and Round Dance Class
Location: Takezono Community Center (beside Takezono Shopping Center)

July 20 (Saturday)
5:30pm to 7pm: Plus and Round Dance Class
7pm to 9pm: Mainstream and Round Dance Class
Location: Kukizaki Community Center

Fee

Membership Fees

Six month membership (January to June, July to December): 5000 yen
Annual membership (January to December): 9000 yen

Six month memberships should be paid in January and July. Annual memberships should be paid in January. Fees can be paid directly to the club accountant, or can be sent by bank transfer (furikomi, 振込) to the club’s bank account.

Joining at Other Times
If you join in or after April, you can pay 1000 yen per month.

Guests
Guests can pay 200 yen to join a single class.

In principle, membership fees are not refunded. However, if you have been transferred or will be leaving Tsukuba, you may request a refund of your fees which can be granted at the discretion of the Steering Committee.

Events

There are fees associated with some of our special events. Please see the event announcements for details.

Classes

Beginner’s classes are held from April to July every year. The fees below cover the cost for the four months of lessons.

3,000 yen for one person

2019 Square Dance Beginners’ Class

Square dancing is a kind of social dance that you do in groups of eight formed into a square. It is a fun activity that pairs a physical component with a mental task, so it is very good for keeping your body and mind active. It was originally an American folk dance, but in the last 30 years it has been considerably altered to its modern form, which is now quite popular all over Japan, as well as in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and many other countries. It takes a few months to learn the basic steps of square dancing, but once you know them, you can join square dancing events anywhere in the world.

Tsukuba has a square dancing club that has been in existence for over 38 years! Classes start in April with one free trial lesson at the end of March. The classes are held on Saturday nights from 7pm to 9pm.

Come on and join our class!!

* Dates: April 6 to July 27, 2019 (April 6 is a free trial date, so please come and see if you want to continue.)
* Time: Saturday evenings from 7pm to 9pm
* Location: Takezono Community Center (beside Takezono Shopping Center)
* Fee: 3000 yen for 4 months (includes textbook)
* Bring: Indoor-only shoes

During the class you will learn all of the steps at the “Basic” level. If you come to a majority of the classes and learn the steps, you will get an official graduation certificate in July!

Contact us if you are interested in attending.

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