Square dancing has changed a lot from the days of the early settlers in the American west, and it’s changed a lot since you learned it in school. Our caller Lawrence Johnstone will teach several moves in an evening but will then mix them up in different patterns to various kinds of music. The four couples that form a square have to be on their toes to follow the choreography. It’s been called “algebra in motion”. There is a lot of laughter as the dancers work out the equation!
Everyone is welcome, but if you are a beginner, please consider it a weekly commitment so that you can follow along with the new moves that are taught each week. Come as you are-no cowboy boots or country attire required, and you don’t need a partner.
As this edition goes to press, we still plan to take the following precautions, due to the inherently social nature of square dancing:
• Every dancer will need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination +2 weeks.
• We will wear masks for at least a couple of weeks.
• We will wash or sanitize hands after each tip.
So, if you’ve been thinking about joining us, now is the time! We meet Tuesdays at from 7:00-8:00 PM upstairs at West Rec. Donation of $6 goes to our caller. Come for the exercise – both physical and mental – and come for a chance to dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
For more information, call Jenny at 367-2102 or Phil at 843-3053.