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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

Special - For those interested in a FREE introduction to this uniquely American dance hobby that can change your life, don't miss our FREE Intro to Square Dancing Party on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Baker Community Center.  The dancing is at the fun level – no prior square dancing experience is needed.  Laugh, have fun, and enjoy today's music and free refreshments.  All ages are welcome, and no partner is needed.  Our caller, Howard Hoffman, will have everyone dancing within a few minutes.  Experienced dancers from Fox Valley Mixers and Bachelors 'n' Bachelorettes will fill in the squares so everyone has a partner.  Singles, couples, and families are welcome!

Questions?  Contact Fox Valley Mixers members Chuck or Bobbi by phone at 847-841-1006 or email kcdbc@aol.com or Marilyn or Jules by phone at 630-762-9936 or email at preston52@comcast.net.  You can also contact BnB members Mona by phone at 708-703-7656 or contact Tom by phone at 779-400-5402 or by email at Tophat401@yahoo.com.

You've been intending to start getting more exercise.  Do it NOW – in a way that is lots of fun!


We hope you have a such a wonderful time at our Intro to Square Dancing Party that you decide to return the following week and begin square dancing lessons!  We will have the same Caller/Instructor, Howard Hoffman; and lessons will be held each Sunday evening beginning September 15, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Baker Community Center.

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!


Fox Valley Mixers is also sponsoring lessons for Phase 3 continuing and experienced round dancers beginning September 22, 2019, at Baker Community Center from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.  If you know basic Phase 2 round dances and would like to see if you can join our group, email Chuck at kcdbc@aol.com.  Then come to the first lesson at 4:30 p.m. on September 22.  The cost is just $60 per person per 10-week session!

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.

For information about our Intro to Square Dancing Party, Square Dance Lessons, and Round Dance Lessons, please contact Chuck or Bobbi at 847-841-1006 or by email at kcdbc@aol.com.


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.  We normally dance at Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL.   Our dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months from September through mid-May.  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.  Our full 2019-2020 Schedule is online including the themes for each dance.  All dances from September through December are at the plus level except our New Year's Gala Fest on December 31, 2019, when we will have both plus level and mainstream halls.

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 2020.

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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This page last updated
August 17, 2019.

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