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Lessons at Backroads Saloon

Our professional instructors will guide you step-by-step so that you can learn line dancing or couple’s patterns.  It is great fun and great exercise too!  We want everyone who would like to learn line dancing to have the opportunity. Lessons are open to all ages and costs only $5. On Friday and Saturday nights the $5 cover also allows you to stay and enjoy the live bands.  If ages 18-20, the cover Friday and Saturday night is $10..  No reservations required.  It's great exercise, lots of fun and a nice way to make new friends.
*Cover charge subject to change without notice.*

Dance Lesson Schedule Starting January 2017


Beginners Line Dancing (Sally Shock) 6:00pm
Couples Pattern Dancing (Sally & Merle Shock) 7:30pm


Beginner Plus / Intermediate (Sally Shock) 6:30pm


Beginners Line Dancing (Bob Meredith) 6:30pm


Rock/Pop Line Dancing (Deb Zimmerman) 7:00pm


Couples Pattern Dancing (Sally & Merle Shock) 7:00pm
Line Dance Lesson/Open Dance (Sally Shock) 8:00pm 

Left to Right: Deb Zimmerman, Bob Meredith, Sally Shock, Merle Shock. 


Come join us at Backroads Saloon, "Where the pavement ends and the FUN begins!"


  • Never bring food or drinks onto or across dance floor.
  • Never stand on the floor to talk. If music has started and you're not dancing, please move behind rail.
  • When dancing near beginners please be mindful, courteous and encouraging.
  • Be helpful to visitors and newcomers.
  • Outside circle dancers progress counter clockwise.
  • If the floor is crowded, keep your movements and steps small in order to avoid collisions.
  • Should you bump into someone, it is courteous to apologize no matter who may have been at fault.
  • Don't stop dancing on the floor to teach another dancer while others are dancing.  Please move off the floor to a quieter area.
  • Never walk through a line of dancers to cross the floor.  Please wait to go around.
  • If you are doing a different dance than others around you, please find an area that is out of the pattern being done.
  • If the dance you want to do is being done somewhere else on the floor, please join that dance.
  • Please don't sit or lean on the railings encompassing the dance floor.
  • Finally, keep your head up, keep smiling and have fun.

Wicked Jeeps of West Michigan will be hosting a Swap Meet & Greet here at Backroads Saloon, June 10th, 2017. This event is free and open on the public. This event is tailored to Jeeps, Jeep parts, Jeep memorabilia, and tools! Bring your items, check out others, and check out the various vendors that will be attending. Set up will be at 2:00pm and the event will conclude at 9:00pm. This event will be outdoors, we will not be furnishing tables so you must bring your own. Stick around after the event for the evenings events here at Backroads Saloon.

Dance away the winter blues at Backroads Saloon

If the cold and gray days of Michigan winters get you down, Backroads Saloon is a great place to dance the blues away and meet some great people.  The ages of dancers range from 10 to 80 and they're all there to have fun and feed their need to move to the music. 

Backroads has three great instructors, each with a passion for dancing and a love of teaching.  They teach line dances (where you don't need a partner) to Modern & Classic Country four nights a week and on Fridays, they line dance to Rock & Pop tunes.  

Never danced before?  No problem because Tuesday and Thursday nights Backroads caters to beginners.  Are you an experienced dancer?  If so, Wednesday nights' Intermediate classes are for you.  Interested in learning couple’s pattern classes, then Tuesday & Saturday nights are your weekly date nights.  Friday nights are line dance lessons to Rock & Pop tunes and Saturday nights are open dance prior to the live entertainment and a great time to practice what you learned.

Bringing years of experience to Backroads is the Lead instructor, Sally Shock.  Sally has a passion for dancing and instructing and is known to be able to teach anyone to dance.  She's been teaching dance since 1992 and husband Merle, assists her with the couple’s lessons.  Bob Meredith, our Thursday night Beginners instructor began teaching in 1996.  Deb Zimmerman loves all genres of music and teaches our Friday night Rock & Pop Line Dance lessons.


Weekly schedule as follows:

Tuesday           6:00pm            Beginner’s Line Dancing (Sally Shock,)
                       7:30pm            Couple’s Pattern Lesson (Sally & Merle Shock)

Wednesday      6:30pm            Beginner Plus Line Dancing / Intermediate (Sally Shock)

Thursday         6:30pm            Beginner’s Line Dancing (Bob Meredith)

Friday              7:00pm            Rock-n-Friday Night Line Dancing (Deb Zimmerman)

Saturday          7:00pm            Couple’s Pattern Lesson (Sally & Merle Shock)
                       8:00pm            Line Dance Lesson and Open Dance (Sally Shock)


Doors open Tuesday through Saturday at 6:00.  You don't have to dance to enjoy the atmosphere at Backroads.  There are big screen TVs, great drinks, and tasty food choices that include great pizza, cheese bread, nachos, grinders, wings and more.  Also available are two pool tables for the avid player, and if singing is your passion, join us for Karaoke on Thursdays from 8:00 – 10:00 pm.