What is square dancing?Square Dancing is one form of American folk dance. Others include Round, Line, and Contra Dancing. Square Dancing is the most social of these folk dances, with four couples dancing as a group in a “square formation.” Each square of eight people dances to music while moving in formations called out by a “caller”. It is so fun is to dance with several other people in any one square–more comfortable than just one other person, but more informal than a whole room full of people. No need to memorize songs, just learn the calls–and have at it!
Do I need a partner to square dance?
For beginning class members, an experienced dance partner is usually available thanks to the generosity of our members (as long as there are enough members to go around!). In this way, class members may progress to become full-fledged members themselves. Also, some experienced dancers learn both male or female positions so that they can dance whatever role is needed.
Is square dancing expensive?
Classes average just $5 – $7 at the door per person each week for a 1 1/2 hour session. There is no prepayment or commitment. Any other dance class costs twice as much for half the time, and you have to pay for an entire series in advance.
Once you have learned and go to square dances, you typically will pay $7 to $12 for 2 1/2 hours of fun, exercise and snacks! Some dances include a full dinner for under $20! And there are entire weekend festivals for $60 or less for 3 full days of dancing. That’s 3 full days of fun for less than one day of admission to an amusement park…and there’s no waiting in line!
Can I find square dancing near me?
Is square dancing good exercise?