Square Dance Club!

Chesapeake Squares is Baltimore's premier square dance club. Gays, straights, couples, and singles dance at various levels from beginner through advanced.

We were founded in 1986 with the help of DC Lambda Squares (the Washington, D.C. gay square dancing club), and held the first class in 1987.  Some of our original members are still dancing today, and a couple of our members have even become professional square dance callers.

Club square dancing is every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in a fabulous dance space at:

          The Waxter Center

          1000 Cathedral Street (at Eager)

          Baltimore, MD   21201-5418

"Open House" dances are held several times a year for people with little or no square dancing experience (check back for announcements!). Come meet us and experience the fun of square dancing. Drop in any dance evening just to visit, if you'd like.

Chesapeake Squares is a member organization of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC). Dancers have a blast of high excitement at the national square dance convention (with upwards of 1,000 attending) hosted every year in the home city of a different member club. Weekend "fly-ins" throughout the year and across the USA and Canada can keep you traveling. Our own "Fly-In" is "Pass the Ocean, Hon!" held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the first weekend of May every year.

The Chesapeake Squares By-Laws are available as a PDF document.  Download: Chesapeake Squares Bylaws updated 10.4.13.pdf

Questions or comments?  Email us at:

Mailing address:

Chesapeake Squares, Inc.

P.O. Box 1633

Baltimore, MD  21203-1633

Chesapeake Squares is a non-profit recreational organization devoted to the promotion,teaching, and demonstration of Modern Western Square Dancing.


The PTOH 2018 registration form is available for download:  PTOH18 Registration Form.pdf

For more details see the PTOH page.

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Club Night at the Waxter Center.

Two Club Past Presidents.

Holiday Party at Club Night, 16 December 2014.