~ CLUB INFORMATION ~

The Sun City West Westerners Square Dance Club promotes fellowship, entertainment and sociability through square dancing and round dancing and by providing instruction in both activities.

Our dances are for fun loving people who enjoy square and/or round dancing.  We meet every Thursday evening throughout the year for Mainstream and Plus Square Dancing. In addition, the club also meets on Monday evenings for Round Dancing, Line Dancing and Advanced Square Dancing. Check the calendar link for more information on dates and times.

No special clothing is required. Square, round and round dancing are fun!

 

Square Dancing is a dance where groups of 8 people working as a team perform routines as directed by a person known as a caller. Square dancing is great physical and mental exercise and takes place in a friendly atmosphere where one meets people and makes new friends.   Although called “dancing” the basic step is walking and walking is one of the most natural things we do.  In square dancing there is no fear of men stepping on the toes of ladies. Just follow what the caller says to do; you’ll be surprised how easy it is!

 

Round Dancing is choreographed couple dancing. A dance cuer (similar to a square dance caller) directs the dance; again, just follow what the cuer says to do. As in ballroom dancing, there are different rhythms, such as two-step, waltz, tango, jive, cha cha, etc.

 

Line Dancing is a dance that is individuals dancing in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the same choreographed movements at the same time. Line dancers are not in physical contact with each other.

Line dancing has a cowboy image, and it was originally danced predominantly to country-western music . But this began to change in the 1970s, when the hustle line dance became popular. Line dancing now features a wide range of music. Dances often originate with songs in videos featuring what later become line dances. Today, country music makes up the minority of a line dance DJ's playlist, with the balance spread over a variety of musical styles both new and including: Waltz, West Coast Swing, Celtic, Pop, Rock, Big Band, Folk, and almost anything else that has a regular beat.

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For more information:
Paul Van Rooy, President (608) 669-0595 • Bill Lane, 2nd VP (623) 251-7655

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