The leader verbalizes "calls" during the music that tell you what steps to take as you move to the beat of the music. As a new dancer you will learn and practice these calls during lessons. You are actually square dancing and having fun within a few minutes after the first lesson begins! This year's lessons begin on September 25, 2016. They are held at Baker Community Center (our usual dance location) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Sunday nights.
GOT PRECONCEIVED IDEAS ABOUT SQUARE DANCING?
We also welcome people in all sorts of outfits – jeans, tee-shirts, short poufy skirts, long skirts, Western gear, or New York chic. If it’s decent, we endorse it. Today’s square dance music is a mix of traditional, popular, classics, and rock – basically, any music with a steady beat.
Teens to silver-haired new dancers are welcomed to the New Dancer program where they will be joined in squares with experienced dancers who provide gentle assistance while learning, practicing, and dancing.
ALREADY A SQUARE DANCER?
Join us for our regular and special dances. We normally dance at Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL. Our dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of most months from September through mid-May. Rounds are at 8:00 p.m., and squares are 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Refreshments are always served, and we try to have some fun themes to enliven each evening. Our full 2016-2017 Schedule is online including the themes for each dance. All dances are at the plus level except our student dance on February 11, 2017.
For additional information contact Ann or Bill at 847-760-6144 or by email at Annwtaylor@aol.com or Wtaylor884@aol.com, or call Pat or Barb at 630-584-9257. Our banner is available at all dances through April 8, 2017.
Free parking is available in the lot behind Baker, on the street, in the lot on the southwest corner of Walnut and Third Streets, and in the 4-story parking garage just across Rt 31 (just go east on Walnut to enter it).
We have a wonderful wood floor, great snacks to enjoy, and lots of friendly smiling dancers ready to welcome you to our dances! We look forward to seeing you soon!