Chicagoland's LGBTQ+ Country/Western Dance Community

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Second City Country Dance Association (SCCDA) provides country/western social dancing and teaches all skill levels from beginning to advanced in the LGBTQ+ community.

We strive to create inclusive relationships, network, and collaborate with other dance communities. Charlie’s Chicago is our primary dance venue and together we strive to build, strengthen and support the Chicagoland LGBTQ+ country/western dance community. SCCDA hosts organized dances, events, workshops and co-host the annual Hoedown in the Dunes.

We offer both two-step and line dance lessons during Country Fridays and Sunday Fundays now held EVERY week! Check out the calendar below of dates & times.

Open floor Dancing

Beginner Two-Step Lessons<

3 – 3:30, 4 – 5:45 and 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Practice your new two-step moves, hang out with old friends or make new ones! Cool down with a drink (or two) from the friendly staff at Charlie's Chicago.

Admission is: FREE

Line Dance Lessons

Intermediate Two-Step Lessons<

3:30 – 4:00 PM and 5:45 – 6:15 PM

Take a free line dance lesson from one of our AMAZING instructors.

Admission is: FREE

Kick off the weekend with Country Fridays at Charlie's Chicago starting at 8:00 PM every Friday night.

Line Dance Lessons

Friday night dance lessons<

8:00 — 11:00 PM

Join us every Friday night for free line dance lessons! Herb Moore will have you dancing the night away in no time.

Check our line dance library to review any classes you might have missed or request a line dance you always wanted to learn. There are step sheets and demo videos for almost everything Charlie's Chicago has taught over the past several years. You can search by dance name, song title, or artist.

Admission is: FREE


See what's happening this month!


Click the links below to see what's coming up next...

Hoedown in the Dunes<

Hoedown in the Dunes

Douglas, MI
May 17 - 19, 2019

Emerald City Hoedown<

Emerald City Hoedown
The 26th Annual IAGLCWDC Convention

Seattle, WA
May 23 - 27, 2019



Washington, DC
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2019

Sundance Stompede<

Sundance Stompede

San Francisco, CA
October 31 – November 3, 2019


Check out all the country/western options Chicagoland has to offer...

Charlie's Chicago

Charlie’s Chicago

Boystown premiere LGBTQ+ country bar.

Chi-Town Squares

Chi-Town Squares

Chicago's LGBTQ+ square dance club.

The Call

Chicago's Original Country Dance

Country dancing every 3rd Sunday with David Boyer.

Dairyland Cowboys & Cowgirls

Dairyland Cowboys & Cowgirls

Dance 'til the cows come home...

The Dunes Resort

The Dunes Resort

Michigan's gay-friendly vacation spot.

Grand River Renegades

Grand River Renegades

Michigan's LGBTQ+ country dance club.

The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs


International Dance Association

Illinois Gay Rodeo Association


Illinois Gay Rodeo Association

Queer Contra Chicago<

Queer Contra Chicago

Contra folk dancing with live music.

Second City Outlaws

Second City Outlaws

Chicago's LGBTQ+ dance ensemble.



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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our board members.

Tony DeMascoli<

Tony DeMascoli

Paul Detaege<

Paul Detaege

John Huebler

John Huebler

Garrett Imhoff<

Garrett Imhoff

Ray Kenyon<

Ray Kenyon

Herb Moore<

Herb Moore

Luis Morales Rivera<

Luis Morales Rivera

Michael (Penny) O'Reilly<

Michael (Penny) O'Reilly

Kim Roberts<

Kim Roberts

Jamie Rubenstein<

Jamie Rubenstein

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