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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 of all ages.
  • 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.

Super Trouper Square Dance

The Fox Valley Mixers Square Dance Club normally dances at the Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month from September through mid May.  Rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., and squares are 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sadly, due to the Covid 19 virus, we have no activities scheduled through December 2020.  Social distancing and staying six feet apart is not possible when square dancing or round dancing.  We hope to again be dancing beginning in January 2021 when all can feel comfortable and safe dancing.  Please check back for any changes or updates.  See our Schedule of Dances for January through May 2021.


LESSONS INFORMATION

Fox Valley Mixers Square Dance Club has been sponsoring square dance lessons for new dancers beginning each September for many years.  We have also sponsored a free Intro to Square Dancing Party each September since 2015.  We have also sponsored round dance lessons beginning each September since 2017.

Square dancing is done in groups of four couples (eight people) who dance together, hold hands, and touch each other.  Learning to square dance works best when experienced square dancers participate in the squares with the new dancers.

Round dancing is a type of social ballroom dancing in which the steps for each dance have been choreographed precisely to the music.  You learn the names for the figures and the movements during lessons, and a cuer announces the steps just in time for the couples to dance them.  The couples dance in a large circle around the room, with a counter-clockwise forward direction, and everyone is doing the same movements at the same time.

We hope to hold beginning square dance lessons and round dance lessons again starting in September 2021.  For questions or to be added to a list to be notified whenever we will begin lessons again, please contact Fox Valley Mixers members Chuck or Bobbi by phone at 847-841-1006 or by email at kcdbc@aol.com or Marilyn or Jules by phone at 630-762-9936 or by email at preston52@comcast.net.


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.
  • No dance skills are required.

We 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, which will hopefully begin again in January 2021.  Rounds are at 7:30 p.m., and squares are 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Refreshments are always served, and we try to have some fun themes to enliven each evening.

For additional information contact Marilyn or Jules at 630-762-9936 or by email at preston52@comcast.net or Pat or Barb at 630-640-0616 or by email at Mrpacain@aol.com.  Our banner is available at all dances through April 2021.

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!

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The square dancing photos below include some taken at Baker Community Center and others taken at various locations from Anchorage, Alaska, to California, along with demos done before a Kane County Cougars baseball game, in a park, at a county fair, and even during a flash mob dance at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.  Dancers range in age from children to seniors and attire from very casual to dressy.  Many dancers prefer to wear dressier clothing when dancing on New Year's Eve or at the Sweetheart Dance held each February by the MCASD (Metropolitan Chicago Association of Square Dancers).  No matter where we dance or the clothing styles we wear, square dancing is good exercise and a lot of fun!
Square Dancing Photo Slideshow
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Associate Group of the St. Charles Park District
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This page last updated
July 6, 2020.

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