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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. Our popular professional caller Lawrence has a great singing voice and draws from many genres of music, from country to rock to Broadway show tunes. 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.

WHAT: Club dancing with Lawrence Johnstone (beginner level offered periodically-call or email for current information)

WHEN: Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00

WHERE: Please contact club president Jenny for an update on public health requirements and for temporary location while West Rec Center is being repaired. Since square dancing is inherently social, the club also requires proof of vaccination at the time of your visit.

COST: $6 per person

CONTACT INFORMATION: OakmontSquares@gmail.com or call Jenny at 707-367-2102