There are beginners' square dance courses starting this month in various towns in the UK. A full list can be found on the national website, www.uksquaredancing.com. All clubs follow the Callerlab syllabus and courses lead to Mainstream level, at which point dancers can take part in square dance events anywhere in the world. Visits to other clubs are normally free.
Please note that the above website is the only one in the UK that lists official square dance clubs, so if you are looking for a caller for an event or to set up a new club, please use this site for your information. There seem to be quite a few people advertising themselves as "square dance callers" who are unqualified, which not only wastes dancers' time (because they fail to teach the correct syllabus) but may mean that they do not have the requisite training in health and safety. The callers' professional association is Callerlab, which sets the syllabus at international level. Details can be found on www.callerlab.org under Dance Programs.