It’s almost time to put your dancin’ shoes on

Square dance lessons resume Sept. 12 with Claxton Country Squares

Claxton Country Squares, a Western-style square dance club, offers a gathering place for regular square dancers and also lessons for those desiring to learn this art.

Square dancing is the official folk dance for the state of Tennessee.

Claxton Country Squares’ home location is in the Claxton Community Center, 1071 Edgemoor Road, just before the Claxton Community Park and near Bull Run Steam Plant.

The club was established in 1986, and has been an established landmark ever since.

Claxton Community Squares is proud of its reputation of being the friendliest square-dance club in Tennessee, and the members regularly prove to visitors that they intend to keep that reputation intact.

Claxton Country Squares is led by caller Mike Hoose.

Hoose is well known in Tennessee and across the United States for his ability in calling square dances, and also teaching those who wish to learn this art.

He was born and raised in the Claxton area and graduated from Clinton High School, so he is a hometown boy at heart.

Claxton Country Squares has regular dances on the first and fourth Saturday nights practically every month through the year.

Dances are from 7-9:30 p.m.

Claxton Country Squares also offers square-dance lessons beginning on the first Monday after Labor Day (Sept. 12 this year).

The first two classes are free. After the first two, lessons are a minimal cost of $6 per dancer, with discounts offered for multiple family members.

It is a fun activity for the entire family, young or old.

Classes are very enjoyable and offer an easy learning process with step-by-step instruction.

Claxton Country Squares has members from all walks of life who feel no one could find a better group of friends.

The group says it is excited to get acquainted with newcomers and help them learn the enjoyable activity of square dancing.

For more information, visit the club website at