What We’re About Square Dancing is a great way to have fun, stay fit (both body & mind), plus meet new people. Square Dancing is done in groups of four couples (team dancing), with dance instructions given by a "caller". There are many square dance clubs in the Edmonton area. The music is a mixture of modern hits and old standards.
ABOUT OUR CLUB Square UP! We dance every Monday night during the dance season. A teaching segment is a part of every evening. This allows dancers to start/stop anytime in the season, come back for review and build their skill sets at their own pace. It is run with a Caller and several Coaches. The Program is broken down into one-couple, two-couple and four-couple calls. The Coaches, who are trained square dancers, teach the one and two-couple calls at stations, using a script. They read the script and stop when they reach a new call. The Coach teaches the call, and then the script is read again until the next new call. After several new calls, the same script can be re-read and danced to, with instrumental music to reinforce the calls that were taught. On completion of the one and two-couple calls, the New Dancer is ready to move on to the last station - the Four-Couple calls which are taught by the Caller.
A typical evening is broken down as follows:
First 1/2 Hour - dance all together in the main room, using the Sicilian Circle and introducing basic moves.
Next Hour - Station Work, with a break at mid-point
Last 1/2 Hour - danced together in the main room, in full square formation, up to the level that has been taught at the Coaching Stations
Pooled snack table with several breaks throughout the evening.
Multiple Entry Points: A New Dancer can start any Monday night during the entire dance year. This also means you can bring friends any time they want to try it out (friends don’t have to wait until next fall to join).
Learn at your own pace. If absent (ex. vacation, sickness) it’s not an issue. The dancer can pick up from wherever he or she left off, or can review previous moves and then continue on.
Our group specializes in more modern dance music that you will recognize and enjoy.
Singles are welcome, families are welcome (children age 10+ with parents), and no special dance attire is required.