Square Dancing

Square Dancing

You may remember square dancing from your school days or from old-time movies. If so, you will hardly recognize square dancing today! Square dancing has a long heritage, coming to America with the earliest settlers but has changed over the years and continues to evolve. It is for the active in heart and mind—a great physical exercise and a mental challenge. With all its moving and turning, square dancing provides more than the daily dose of heart- and bone-healthy physical exercise. Dancing regularly improves balance and coordination. Remembering all the calls — from ‘Do-si-do’ to ‘Pass the Ocean’ — keeps the mind sharp. It reduces stress and is so engaging that you leave your worries at the door! The companionship that regular square dancing offers is an antidote to depression and loneliness. Meeting Details We have two options for square dancing here in Oakmont. We invite everyone who is thinking about trying out the experience of square dancing as “friendship set to music” to come and check out the options. Our club level dancing with popular professional caller, Lawrence Johnstone, meets every week on Tuesday evenings. Lawrence has a great singing voice and draws from many genres of music, from country to rock to Broadway show tunes. We’ve learned most of the basic calls and Lawrence has been mixing them up to keep us moving and having fun. WHAT: Club Level Dancing with Lawrence WHEN: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 WHERE: West Rec. Center-Upper Level COST: $5 per person We also offer a beginner/brush-up workshop on Sunday evenings with our caller-in-training Phil Herzog. Phil is an experienced dancer who can work with beginners or those who have missed a few lessons or can help you brush up if you haven’t danced in 10 or 20 years. Phil also encourages anyone who wants to dance more often to join in Sunday evenings. WHAT: Workshop with Phil WHEN: Sundays from 6:30-8:00 WHERE: West Rec. Center-Lower Level COST: $2 per person Contact Information Jenny Watts at (707) 367-2102 wattsup@gmail.com Susan McLean at (707) 367-0417 mendomclean@yahoo.com

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Square Dancing 7-1-2019

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Newly Formed Square Dancing Club

Come check out the newly formed Oakmont square dancing club. Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM West Recreation Center-Downstairs You may remember square dancing from your