Find fun in learning how to square dance

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The SaddleBrooke Squares

Don and Rebecca Williams

The SaddleBrooke Squares will be hosting a free opportunity to try square dancing on Sunday, October 12, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the MountainView Ballroom. Square dancing is the original American dance enjoyed by thousands in cities in the U.S. and around the world. Once you know how, you can go to virtually any city in the U.S. and many in Europe and Japan to enjoy square dancing as the dance is done the same way all over the world. It provides significant health benefits by providing exercise that is fun and stimulating for both mind and body.

SaddleBrooke Squares offers this free evening to come and find out how easy and fun square dancing can be. Many of the club’s dancers will be there to help, including some from SaddleBrooke Ranch. This introductory lesson will kick off the club’s regular square dance lessons that are held weekly on Sunday evenings at the same time and location. During lessons, dancers learn the various steps to do as they are requested by the caller. The lessons build from basic steps through higher level calls to final mastery of all the calls in “Plus,” the level most commonly danced nationwide. SaddleBrooke Squares offers a strong teaching program with a large number of experienced dancers helping new dancers to learn. Students can also see online video lessons to help with review.

Once a student has mastered a certain number of calls they can join in some of the weekly dances held by the club from September through June. The club also has special events, parties and outings to give a change of pace and venue to dancers. While having a partner is useful, it is not necessary. Singles are welcome, and everyone who attends the dances is included. In square dancing the object is to interact with the other seven members of your square of dancers, so you are only dancing with any particular partner about 25% of the time. That said, who your partner is does not have any significance.

The introductory free evening to try square dancing allows those interested the opportunity to “give us a whirl” and find out just how much fun square dancing can be. You will never know whether you might like it unless you try. Attire is casual and skirts are not required for women at any club function. Many who try it find out it is a lot more fun than they ever imagined. If you would like to give it a whirl, contact Ranch residents Don and Rebecca Williams at 520-825-2466 or email club secretary Bonnie Kraber at [email protected]. You can also access the club’s website at