The Rockwall club was started in 2005 as locals tired of driving to Greenville or Mesquite to dance. According to Don Hagler, the first club president, several members also belong to the Cotton Pickin’ Squares club in Greenville, which meets on Saturday nights. “Exercise, fun and fellowship are very important to us square dancers”.
To see the Rockwall Squares in action, all one has to do is drop by the Center at Washington and Goliad on the second and fourth Friday’s of the month at 8 P.M. In no time it will become apparent that the “squares” in question are in fact square dancers, and they come in all age groups from the mid-twenties through the eighties. Skipping and twirling to old-time and contemporary country music, couples execute a sometimes intricate series of moves, directed from the stage by a “caller” (or “cuer”, depending on the type of dance involved).