Introduction to Western Square Dancing

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • South Congregational Church, Pittsfield
  • 16

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Introduction to Western Square Dancing

An introduction to the basic elements of the western square dance.  Learn and practice dance maneuvers or calls under the direction of an expert dance caller, Cliff Brodeur, and the helpful “angels” of the Pittsfield Square Dance Club. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No prior experience necessary. Activity level is moderate. Singles and couples welcomed.

Why Square Dancing?

It's Fun: The exhilaration of eight people dancing together in quick time for a common purpose is unparalleled.

It's sociable: Square dancing, just holding hands and changing partners involves a social component that independent fitness endeavors do not, Participants are given the opportunity to develop strong social ties the contribute to their self esteem and a positive outlook. Many people have made life-long friends at square dances.

It's mentally stimulating: People who start Square Dancing soon realize that it's a "thinking person's activity". The interaction with the caller and the other dancers to complete a movement successfully keeps the mind sharp, focused and challenged.

It's good moderate exercise: In one evening of square dancing a person can walk three to five miles, providing the right amount of movement for many people.

It's non-competitive: Square dancers dance for the excitement of working through the sequences successfully. There are no "winners /losers/champions", just people having fun!



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