Square Dance Classes

Our new class will start September 2019!

Please stay tuned to this page as we finalize our class details!!

Why Square dancing?! 

Make new friends while you ...  1. learn a life-long skill 2. exercise 3. have an affordable date night 4. work your body and brain 5. dance in a stress free environment 
6. wear comfortable clothing (informal attire). (there is NO Square Dance dress code!)  AND 7. It's super family friendly: kids -- 8 to 88 yrs -- can learn square dancing. 

Our 2019-2020 Mainstream class will start on the third or fourth Thursday of September 2019. at Glenn's Den, 10178 Empire Rd. in Lafayette 80026.  *** TRY our Fun, Friendly activity!!  Call or email us for information and give it a try!!

**BONUS: Your first session is free. Class is open for enrollment for 3 weeks. NO registration fee!!  


*** Have you square danced before? Come talk to us!! You may not
have to repeat ALL of the lessons.  OR drop by, a little before class, and talk to our Caller Mike Olivieri. 

Day: Thursday Nights
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
What: Square Dance Class to learn to dance (mainstream level).
Where: Glenn's Den (see above)
Wear: Comfortable shoes
Bring: A water bottle

Cost: $6 per night per person or  $5 per night per person if 8 weeks are purchased
Singles and Families welcome.
Instructor: Mike Olivieri 
Make up Sessions: If you miss a lesson that is OK. Make up sessions are available.

OFF DATES: We do not have class on Thanksgiving & take a week or 2 off around Christmas.
Class Coordinator:  Sue
For additional information please contact Sue at 303-655-8146 or subish@aol.com or  classes@scootbacks.com  or call 855 SQDANCE (855 773-2623)



Please stay tuned to this page as we finalize our class details!!


Here is a link if you would like to review the calls: 

TIPS for new dancers from Roberta:

Here are a few tips for beginning dancers at Mainstream dances. Some of these suggestions come directly from teachers whose classes I have been in over the years. Some are from other dancers or from my own experience.


Try to get in squares with helpful dancers. Sometimes you might try to arrange a square in advance of the tip. (Spread around your requests so as not to ask the same people all the time!) 


Hold hands with the person next to you whenever possible.


Keep a tight square.


If you are sides, pay attention to what the heads are told to do. They often get calls first. Watch and you will get an idea of what you might have to do later.


Swings, twirls, hip bumps and other flourishes take time and can be disorienting. Sometimes it is better to skip them.


Make lines when the square breaks down. Then the caller can see that you have broken down and call appropriately. (It’s faster if guys just take the nearest girl rather than try to find their original partner.)


Protect yourself! Indicate or tell others what is best for you. If you don’t want to swing, go directly into promenade position. If you have delicate hands and wrists (like me!), pull your hand back when vigorous high 5s and handshakes come your way.


Guys (and women like me who dance the lead position) should make a mental note of where home is — before EACH dance. If you get confused, home is often where you should end up.


(From Bill) Move to the position where you think you should be and stand there; don't keep changing the direction you are facing. If you are facing the wrong way, hopefully someone will reorient you. 


Roberta


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