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January 6, 2014
Video from first night of lessons - Video -
Square Dance Lessons
Odell Library in Morrison, IL
Video high lights for our April dance Video
Square dancing is FUN, FRIENDSHIP, and FITNESS set to MUSIC.
Easy to learn - it is based on walking in specific directions for a specific distance with modern music in the background.
Interaction - working with 7 other persons in harmony to learned patterns.
Entertaining - the caller sings a variety of music and dancers move in rhythmic patterns; it is fun to watch besides participate in.
Stress reliever - listening to the calls takes concentration, you forget the days' irritations.
Low stress physical exercise - burn 500-800 calories or dance 3 miles per evening without realizing it.
Across generations - families, singles, and couples can participate in square dancing; probably from ages 8 - 88.
Universal - square dance calls are standardized and called in English, with an accent, around the world.