Fox Valley Mixers

**Announcements**


Please check Chicagoland Square Dance Information (MCASD) and this website for future dances.

Welcome!


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 2022/23 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!

2022/23 Schedule


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

Baker Community Center, 101 South Second Street (Rt. 31), St. Charles, IL.
Print Schedule

Baker Community Center
101 South Second Street (Rt. 31)
St. Charles, IL.
Print Schedule

DateCallerCuer
September 10 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
TeddyBearPicnicw.jpg Teddy Bear Picnic
September 24 Bob Asp Howard Hoffman
Oktober Fest Oktoberfestw.jpg
October 8 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
October 22 Doug & Don Sprosty Natalie Sprosty
Monster Mash HalloweenHauntsw.jpg
November 12 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
SaluteToVeterans50w.jpg Red, White & Blue Bash
November 26 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
December 10 Jack Pladdys Howard Hoffman
SantaReindeerDancing_13w.gif Jingle with Rudolph
December 24 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
January 14 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
ChineseCelebrationw.jpg Chinese New Year
January 28 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
February 11 NO DANCE
ScaledBlueFloorSander.jpg NO DANCE
Floor Refurbishing
February 25 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
March 11 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
UnderwaterWorld50.jpg Under The Sea
BLACKLIGHT DANCE
March 25 Chuck Witt Howard Hoffman
Run Thru The Jungle junglew.jpg
April 8 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
SportsBallsw.jpg Sports Special
April 22 Nick Hartley Howard Hoffman
Hawaiian Luau HawaiianLuauw.jpg
May 13 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
Sombrero.gif Mexican Fiesta
DateCallerCuerTheme
September 10 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
TeddyBearPicnicw.jpg Teddy Bear Picnic
September 24 Bob Asp Howard Hoffman
Oktober Fest Oktoberfestw.jpg
 
October 8 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
October 22 Doug & Don Sprosty Natalie Sprosty
Monster Mash HalloweenHauntsw.jpg
 
November 12 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
SaluteToVeterans50w.jpg Red, White & Blue Bash
November 26 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
December 10 Jack Pladdys Howard Hoffman
SantaReindeerDancing_13w.gif Jingle with Rudolph
December 24 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
January 14 Curt Braffet Howard Hoffman
ChineseCelebrationw.jpg Chinese New Year
January 28 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
February 11 NO DANCE
ScaledBlueFloorSander.jpg NO DANCE
Floor Refurbishing
February 25 NO DANCE
NO DANCE
 
March 11 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
UnderwaterWorld50.jpg Under The Sea
BLACKLIGHT DANCE
March 25 Chuck Witt Howard Hoffman
Run Thru The Jungle junglew.jpg
 
April 8 Bobby Poyner Howard Hoffman
SportsBallsw.jpg Sports Special
April 22 Nick Hartley Howard Hoffman
Hawaiian Luau HawaiianLuauw.jpg
 
May 13 Tom Manning Howard Hoffman
Sombrero.gif Mexican Fiesta

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.

Our next Intro event is currently scheduled for Sunday September 11, 2022. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Dancing 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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