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 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. No dance experience is necessary to learn how to square dance. 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!
Eight people form a square and the “caller” is there to tell us the steps. Best of all, it is great fun, even while learning! The music appeals to many- not only is dancing done to country tunes but also to rock, pop, folk, show tunes and more.
The companionship that regular square dancing offers is an antidote to depression and loneliness. Square dancing is friendship set to music!