The New Generation
to both of our openhouse dances, Sept 11 and 18, 2012
Perhaps you think you know square dancing from your school days.
Well, think again, because this is not your parent's dance routine.
They would hardly recognize Square Dancing. There is new music,
from Golden Oldies to Elvis to current hits. There are new dance
steps, exciting new patterns and unique calls to learn. Square
Dancing happens in school halls, resorts and cruise ships. You
can travel to dances all over the world. You will find square
dance clubs within most countries of the world including Japan,
Sweden and Germany - the calls are in English all over the world.
Learn to dance and a whole new world of fun and fellowship will
open up for you. You never lose your ability to dance "traditional",
but with Modern Western Square Dancing you will be able to graduate
to more challenging levels of dance that incorporates fitness
and friendship in a fun family atmosphere.
will I meet?
You will meet people who love action, who are doers, and who
like to make friends. Some like to dress up; some like to dress
casual. Some are working; some retired. Technicians, nurses,
police, teachers, mechanics, clerks, salesmen, artists, homemakers,
investors and contractors are all members of Mississippi Squares.
They like to dance and travel, and their interests range far
and wide. They love people and parties. Square dancers are friendly
will help you stay healthy?
Walking is one of the safest exercises available. Combining
mental stimulation with the joy of rhythm and Square Dancing challenges many aspects of conditioning. Dancers walk
2 - 3 miles per evening and can burn 280 calories every hour.
Using the large muscle of legs and arms strengthens bones and
improves general health. It is a safe and social workout for
any age or fitness level.
was dragged in kicking and screaming"
Unbelievable as it may be, there are times when only one partner
wants to take up square dancing. The unwilling partner signs
up for many reasons and discovers the joys of mental and physical
participation. This is not a spectator sport. It is action and
reaction; it keeps you mentally on your toes. With practice,
the moves become as natural as walking. Learning is easy. The
caller teaches new steps during the "tip" and then
has everybody practice during the "singing" calls.
Yes, mistakes are made - a little smile / join back in. Angels
(experienced dancers) are there to help the new dancers; they
have great smiles.
evolved from tradition
It is great fun to get together with friends and swing to the
music of a well known band. Toe tapping rhythm and sing-along's
are the themes expressed in the "singing call" where
new and favorite calls can be practiced in an upbeat tempo.
It is a confidence builder and it is fun!
would love to dance with you. Come join us for the beginner
dance classes on Tuesday evenings, starting in September.
Mississippi Squares, Laurette Lafleur.
1-877-933-7872 or 613-256-4715
about more benefits of square dancing.