Square Dancing is first and foremost a social activity. It brings people together not only to dance, but to create relationships, friendships, and often travel together. It has a long history, not only in the United States, but also around the world.
Our activity groups together 8 dancers, organized into a “square.” We learn individual movements known as “calls.” The caller is responsible for choreographing the calls together into sequences to create a dance set to music.
As dancers complete one call they are in position to begin the next. In effect they are constantly moving to solve a puzzle creating both physical and mental activity.
At the end of the tip we congratulate our success and mostly laugh when a square “breaks down” and is unable to complete a call.
It is an atmosphere of fun, laughter, friendship, and support. Square Dancing is a lot of fun.