2020 - 2021 Dance Schedule
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. See our Schedule below for exceptions.
To slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor J. B. Pritzker has issued “stay-at-home” orders for the entire state of Illinois that began at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, and continue through at least April 30. Schools and churches are closed, with many schools offering online classes and churches doing online streaming of worship services and Bible studies. Restaurants and bars are closed to in-person eating and drinking, although many are offering carryout service. Events, parades, weddings, and funerals, as well as other activities in which groups of people gather together, have been cancelled or postponed. Professional sports as well as school sports have all been put on hold. Because this virus usually causes the most serious illnesses in people who are over 60, and/or have underlying health problems or compromised immune systems, Fox Valley Mixers cancelled all scheduled dances beginning with the one planned for March 14, 2020, through the last dance of the 2019 - 2020 season, planned for May 9, 2020. We also stopped round dance and square dance classes.
Baker Community Center, along with most other locations where people gather together, is closed. Throughout the state of Illinois, although some parks and forest preserves are open for limited hours, people are to stay at least six feet apart from each other. Playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, dog parks, soccer fields, etc. are all closed.
Because we had to cancel most of the final three months of the 2019 - 2020 dance season, we are posting our 2020 -
2021 dance schedule much earlier than we usually do. Themes and special information about these dances will be
added as it becomes available.
For information contact Marilyn or Jules at 630-762-9936 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat or Barb at 630-584-9257 or by email at Mrpacain@aol.com. Our banner is available at all dances through April except for New Year's Eve.
Special - For those interested in a FREE introduction to this uniquely American dance hobby that can change your life, don't miss our FREE Intro to Square Dancing Party on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Baker Community Center. The dancing is at the fun level – no prior square dancing experience is needed. Laugh, have fun, and enjoy today's music and free refreshments. All ages are welcome, and no partner is needed. Our caller, Howard Hoffman, will have everyone dancing within a few minutes. Experienced dancers from Fox Valley Mixers and Bachelors 'n' Bachelorettes will fill in the squares so everyone has a partner. Singles, couples, and families are welcome!
Questions? Contact Fox Valley Mixers members Chuck or Bobbi by phone at 847-841-1006 or email email@example.com or Marilyn or Jules by phone at 630-762-9936 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We hope you have a such a wonderful time at our Intro to Square Dancing Party that you decide to return the following week and begin square dancing lessons! We will have the same Caller/Instructor, Howard Hoffman; and lessons will be held each Sunday evening beginning September 20, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Baker Community Center.
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!
Fox Valley Mixers is also sponsoring lessons for Phase 3 continuing and experienced round dancers beginning September 27, 2020, at Baker Community Center from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. If you know basic Phase 2 round dances and would like to see if you can join our group, email Chuck at email@example.com. Then come to the first lesson at 4:30 p.m. on September 27. The cost is just $60 per person per 10-week session!
Round dancing is a type of social ballroom dancing in which the steps for each dance have been choreographed precisely to the music. You learn the names for the figures and the movements during lessons, and a cuer announces the steps just in time for the couples to dance them. The couples dance in a large circle around the room, with a counter-clockwise forward direction, and everyone is doing the same movements at the same time.
For information about our Intro to Square Dancing Party, Square Dance Lessons, and Round Dance Lessons, please contact Chuck or Bobbi at 847-841-1006 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.