Fox Valley Mixers

**Announcements**


Please check Chicagoland Square Dance Information (MCASD) and this website for future dances as we work through this pandemic.

CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: (updated 3/23/2022)

Welcome!  We are back!


NEED FUN, EXERCISE AND NEW FRIENDS?
TRY SQUARE DANCING!

Ask any square dancer and they will tell you dancing makes them happy and keeps them healthy.

SQUARE DANCING IS:

GOT PRECONCEIVED IDEAS ABOUT SQUARE DANCING?

We welcome people in all sorts of outfits – jeans, tee-shirts, long skirts, western gear or fancy dress.

Today’s square dance music is a mix of traditional, popular, classics, and rock – basically, any music with a steady beat.

Teens to seniors are welcomed to the lessons program where they will be joined in squares with experienced dancers who provide assistance while learning, practicing and dancing.

Dance Info


The Fox Valley Mixers Square Dance Club normally dances at the Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month from September through mid May. Rounds begin at 7:30 p.m., and squares are 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Please see our 2021/22 Schedule for any late changes.

We have a wonderful wood floor and lots of friendly smiling dancers ready to welcome you to our dances! We look forward to seeing you soon!

2021/22 Schedule


ROUNDS: 7:30PM   SQUARES: 8:00-10:00PM

Proof of vaccination required; masks recommended!      Print Schedule
Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL.

Proof of vaccination required; masks recommended!      Print Schedule
Baker Community Center
101 South Second Street (Rt. 31)
St. Charles, IL.

DateCallerCuer
September 11 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
sadface50.jpg *** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID ***
September 25 Bob Asp Howard Hoffman
*** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID *** sadface50.jpg
October 9 NO DANCE
October 23 Doug & Don Sprosty Natalie Sprosty
HalloweenHauntsw.jpg Halloween Haunt
November 13 Mike Hogan Howard Hoffman
Thanksgiving Gala TurkeyBrigadew.gif
November 27 NO DANCE
December 11 Howard Hoffman
(caller change)
Howard Hoffman
DisneyChristmasw.jpg Disney Christmas
December 25 NO DANCE
January 8 Curt Braffet &
Tom Manning
Howard Hoffman
*** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID *** sadface50.jpg
January 22 NO DANCE
February 12 Howard Hoffman Howard Hoffman
SweetheartSerenadew.jpg Sweetheart Serenade
February 26 Chuck Witt Howard Hoffman
President's Day Ball PresidentsBall.jpg
March 12 Noah, Jed & Lincoln
Siegmann
Howard Hoffman
leprechauns-dancew.jpg With BnB
Wear Green To Our Family Affair
March 26 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
2022 Space Odyssey
BLACKLIGHT DANCE
Glow-in-the-Dark-Bouncy-Ballsw.jpg
April 9 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
SuperheroesDancingw.jpg Who's Your Super Hero?
April 23 Tom Manning
(caller change)
Howard Hoffman
Swingin' In The Rain CoupleInRainw.jpg
May 14 Jack Pladdys Howard Hoffman
FlowerParade50.jpg Flowers On Parade
DateCallerCuerTheme
September 11 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
sadface50.jpg *** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID ***
September 25 Bob Asp Howard Hoffman
*** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID *** sadface50.jpg
 
October 9 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
October 23 Doug & Don Sprosty Natalie Sprosty
HalloweenHauntsw.jpg Halloween Haunt
 
November 13 Mike Hogan Howard Hoffman
Thanksgiving Gala TurkeyBrigadew.gif
November 27 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
December 11 Howard Hoffman
(caller change)
Howard Hoffman
DisneyChristmasw.jpg Disney Christmas
December 25 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
January 8 Curt Braffet &
Tom Manning
Howard Hoffman
*** DANCE CANCELLED - COVID *** sadface50.jpg
January 22 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
February 12 Howard Hoffman Howard Hoffman
SweetheartSerenadew.jpg Sweetheart Serenade
February 26 Chuck Witt Howard Hoffman
President's Day Ball PresidentsBall.jpg
 
March 12 Noah, Jed & Lincoln
Siegmann
Howard Hoffman
leprechauns-dancew.jpg With BnB
Wear Green To Our Family Affair
March 26 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
2022 Space Odyssey
BLACKLIGHT DANCE
Glow-in-the-Dark-Bouncy-Ballsw.jpg
 
April 9 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
SuperheroesDancingw.jpg Who's Your Super Hero?
April 23 Tom Manning
(caller change)
Howard Hoffman
Swingin' In The Rain CoupleInRainw.jpg
 
May 14 Jack Pladdys Howard Hoffman
FlowerParade50.jpg Flowers On Parade

Location


Baker Community Center

101 South Second Street (Route 31)
One Block South of Route 64
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Link

Baker Community Center
Map to Baker Community Center

Parking is free in the lot behind Baker, on the street and in the four-story parking garage just across Rt. 31.
(Go east on Walnut to enter it).

Square Dance Lessons


Are you interested in learning how to Square Dance?

We hope so!

In Square Dancing eight people form a Square. A caller sings out the calls to music and the dancers perform the calls. All eight dancers work together as a team to end up in the right place at the end.

Before a person can become a Square Dancer, they must take Lessons to learn and practice the calls. Once they learn a certain number of calls, they can attend a dance and enjoy the fun.

Our program starts with a Free “Introduction to Square Dance” Event, where we explain Square Dancing, demonstrate a Dance, and get you involved in a Dance as a taste of what you will learn. The program will be fully explained to attendees at this event. Fall Covid-19 policy TBD.

Our next Intro event is currently scheduled for Sunday September 11, 2022. It starts at 6:30 PM and lasts for about 2 hours. It is held at the Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street, (Rt. 31), St. Charles, Illinois. This is one block South of Rt. 64.

There have been many changes throughout the years in Square Dancing. Both Clothing and Music have been modernized.

Today’s Square Dancing is Not your Grandparents Square Dance. Nor is it like the Square Dance class you took in Middle School. So come out and try it.

Round Dance Lessons


Most people know what Square Dancing is.
But do you know what Round Dancing is?

Round Dancing is a form of ballroom dancing - Waltz, Foxtrot, Two-Step, Cha-Cha, Rumba and more. The steps for each dance have been choreographed to the music. A “Cuer” calls out the steps and the couple dances them. All the couples dance in a large circle going around the room, thus providing all the couples plenty of space to dance the cues. Dancers learn the steps and rhythms for each style of dance.

Many Square Dance Clubs, including Fox Valley Mixers, have Round Dancing at their Club Dances.

Lessons are needed to learn the steps to the various songs. We have sponsored lessons for Round Dancing for a number of years however we do not currently have a class.

Health Benefits of Dancing


Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits which may include:

New Year's Eve - Square Dancing Halloween Blacklight Dance
New Year's Eve - Round Dancing Siegmann Dance
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