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Our usual dance location at Baker Community Center in St. Charles is being renovated and will not be available before January 2017. Most of our 2016 dances, including our Free Intro to Square Dancing Party on Sunday, September 18, and our lessons will be held at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL. See
Our dances on October 8, 2016, and on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2016, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 South Rush Street, Roselle, IL. See Map
LOOKING FOR FUN, EXERCISE, AND NEW FRIENDS?
TRY SQUARE DANCING!
|Ask any square dancer, and that person will tell you that dancing makes them happy and keeps them healthy. Square dancing is
- Organized fun for singles and couples.
- Great exercise for everyone that is easy on the joints.
- A challenge for the mind to keep you young.
- A great way to meet new people and make new friends.
- World wide - Calls have been standardized, and square dances are always called in English.
Enjoy a video of Swedish caller Anna Johansson calling a square dance to "Super Trouper." It is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWw8oH3EOhM.
Special - For those interested in a FREE introduction to this uniquely American dance hobby that can change your life, don't miss our FREE Square Dance Party on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Pottawatomie Community Center,
8 North Avenue,
St. Charles, IL. The dancing is at the fun level - no prior square dancing experience is needed. Laugh, have fun, enjoy today's music and free refreshments. All ages are welcome, and no partner is needed.
Call Chuck or Bobbi (847-841-1006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org), Ann or Bill (847-760-6144), Mona (708-703-7656), or Bob (630-308-3547 or email email@example.com).
You resolved to get more exercise this year! Do it NOW - in a way that is lots of fun!
A Mayo Clinic study reports you can burn 200 – 400 calories in just ½ hour of square dancing. Exercise your mind & body.
The leader verbalizes "calls" during the music that tell you what steps to take as you move to the beat of the music. As a new dancer you will learn and practice these calls during lessons. You are actually square dancing and having fun within a few minutes after the first lesson begins! This year's lessons begin on September 25, 2016. They are being held at Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Sunday nights.
GOT PRECONCEIVED IDEAS ABOUT SQUARE DANCING?
- This is not your school gym class.
- You don't have to wear a special costume.
- Much of the music is not country western.
- Star athlete quality is not required.
We also welcome people in all sorts of outfits – jeans, tee-shirts, short poufy skirts, long skirts, Western gear, or New York chic. If it’s decent, we endorse it. Today’s square dance music is a mix of traditional, popular, classics, and rock – basically, any music with a steady beat.
Teens to silver-haired new dancers are welcomed to the New Dancer program where they will be joined in squares with experienced dancers who provide gentle assistance while learning, practicing, and dancing.
ALREADY A SQUARE DANCER?
Join us for our regular and special dances. Our dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months from September through mid-May. Rounds are at 8:00 p.m., and squares are 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Refreshments are always served, and we try to have some fun themes to enliven each evening. Our full 2016-2017 Schedule is online including the locations and themes for each dance. All dances are at the plus level except our student dance on February 11, 2017.
For additional information contact Ann or Bill at 847-760-6144 or by email at Annwtaylor@aol.com or Wtaylor884@aol.com, or call Pat or Barb at 630-584-9257. Our banner is available at all dances through April 8, 2017.
We have a wonderful wood floor, great snacks to enjoy,
and lots of friendly smiling dancers ready to welcome you to our
dances! We look forward to seeing you soon!