What is Square Dancing?
There are eight people in a square, which is broken down to two persons on each side of the square. A Caller instructs or "calls" the moves for the dancers to make following the beat of a song with the objective of making sure, when the song ends, the dancers are in the same square position in which they started. Square Dancing is performed to any music having a steady count of four heats. If you can count to four, you can square dance!
What is Round Dancing?
Round Dancing is a form of social ballroom dancing for couples (or pairs) in whiich the steps are choreographed precisely to a specific piece of music, and those steps are announced by a "cuer" as the dancers move in a counter clockwise pattern around the dance floor. The presence of the cuer makes a Found Dance look different than the usual Ballroom dance as all the couples are dancing in unison.
Why should we Square or Round Dance?
According to studies, Square and Round Dancing is an excellent aerobic and mental exercise. In addition, dancing is a social event where you meet many people with at least one similar interest - dancing. Since physical activity is proven to increase endorphins, most people find that after a Square and Round Dance they have less stress and are happier.
Who does Square and Round Dancing?
People from all walks of life square and round dance. The common interest is the joy of dancing. Couples, singles, and families come to dance.
Is it hard to learn?
Square and Round Dancing are both mental and physical. Learning the calls ( or steps) requires a certain degree of concentration and memorization. Lessons are cumulative and a review of prior steps taught is conducted before moving to new steps each week. By the time lessons are complete, many of the steps will be second nature to you. In addition, lessons have experienced dancers present, whom we refer to as Angles.
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