Chicagoland's LGBTQ+ Country/Western Dance Community

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Second City Country Dance Association (SCCDA) is a group dedicated to support, strengthen, and grow the Chicagoland LGBTQ+ country/western dance community.

We offer both two-step and line dance lessons during Sunday Fundays - held every second and fourth Sunday of the month! Check out the calendar below of dates & times.

Beginner Two-Step Lessons

Beginner Two-Step Lessons<

1:00 — 1:45 PM

Learn lead or follow two-step basics from the very beginning from our professional dance instructors! This session is built for anyone who ever wanted to learn the basic two-step but was afraid to try. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary for this session.

Admission to one or both two-step lessons is: $5.00

Intermediate Two-Step Lessons

Intermediate Two-Step Lessons<

1:45 — 2:30 PM

Continue to build your basic two-step skills with more complex turns and patterns that will impress your friends! This session is geared toward dancers with some experience, but we encourage anyone who has taken the beginner session to stay if they feel comfortable with what they just learned.

Admission to one or both two-step lessons is: $5.00

Open Floor Dancing

Open Floor Dancing<

2:30 — 6:00 PM

Practice your new two-step moves, hang out with old friends or make new ones! Take a free line dance lesson from one of our AMAZING instructors starting at 3:00 PM and grab a drink (or two) from the friendly staff at Charlie's Chicago.

Admission to open floor dancing and the line dance lesson is FREE!

Kick off the weekend with Country Fridays at Charlie's starting at 8:30 PM every Friday night.

Line Dance Lessons

Friday night dance lessons<

8:30 — 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...



Washington, DC
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2018

Windy City Line Dance Mania<

Windy City Line Dance Mania

Rosemont, IL
October 4 - 7, 2018

Sundance Stompede<

Sundance Stompede

San Francisco, CA
November 1 - 4, 2018


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

Men of Charlie's

Men of Charlie's

Monthly Fundraiser

Men of Charlie's


Michigan Int'l Gay Rodeo Association

Queer Contra Chicago<

Queer Contra Chicago

Contra folk dancing with live music.

Second City Outlaws

Second City Outlaws

Chicago's NEW LGBTQ+ dance ensemble.



Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter or visit our press release page for the latest news in Chicagoland country/western dance opportunities.


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

Aaron Brosier<

Aaron Brosier

Tony DeMascoli<

Tony DeMascoli

Paul Detaege<

Paul Detaege

John Huebler

John Huebler

Ray Kenyon<

Ray Kenyon

Herb Moore<

Herb Moore

Ricky Martel<

Ricky Martel

Michael (Penny) O'Reilly<

Michael (Penny) O'Reilly

Jamie Rubenstein<

Jamie Rubenstein

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