About the club
Capital City Squares is a gay and lesbian square dancing club in Sacramento, California, with membership open to any adult. Begun in 1981, the club is a founding member of the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Square Dance Clubs. We offer square dance classes ranging from Basic to Advanced levels, beginning in the fall and continuing throughout the year. The club is unique in that no partner is needed, and we do not require the wearing of traditional square dance attire. This is a fun and lively activity done to all kinds of music, and it bears little resemblance to the square dancing most of us did in school. Any dancer can learn the "boy" or "girl" position. Participants will learn a series of movements or "calls" and learn to have quick recall when they are presented by the live caller. The fun and the challenge is to work together with the other seven dancers to keep the square moving and not break down. Our members have danced at conventions and other events throughout the United States and Canada, where we have met and made life-long friends. We particularly enjoy dancing down the street each year at the Sacramento Pride parade.