We are starting mainstream square dance classes, Thursday, September 22nd at Glenn's Den, 10178 Empire Drive, Lafayette, CO. That's located East of Louisville on the extension of Pine Street. The class will meet Thursdays at 7 pm.
We are expecting a good class of dancers this fall.
Our most recent mainstream class started in the fall, 2021. We graduated two students who joined our club in January.
Teacher: Mike Olivieri (303) 489-0407 Cell
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in Square Dancing!!
CALL Sue Bell at 303-655-8146
Class Coordinator: Sue Bell
Why Square dancing?
What IS PREVENTING YOU from experiencing 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. Dance in 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 to square dance. (Glenns' Den has a very nice WOOD FLOOR)
NOTE: Join our fall 2022 classes. Let us know if you are interested.
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***BONUS: Your first session is free.
*** Have you square danced before? 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/Teacher Mike Olivieri.
Day: Thursday Nights
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM starting Sept 22nd
What: Square Dance Class to learn to dance (mainstream level).
Where: Glenn's Den 10178 Empire Drive, Lafayette, CO.
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
Makeup Sessions: If you miss a lesson that is OK. Makeup 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (email@example.com) or call Linda @ 813-951-0437
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For additional information please contact Sue at 303-655-8146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (smaller) 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.