On Feb. 11, the SaddleBrooke Squares dancers gathered together for a very special Valentine’s Day party in SaddleBrooke One’s Vermillion Room. The room was filled with dancers wearing red and white attire, heart-shaped balloons, and other Valentine’s Day décor.
The SaddleBrooke Squares Club prides itself on their foolproof and tried-and-tested method of teaching square dancing to even the most dance-challenged individuals. (As a prior Arthur Murray dropout, I can attest to that.) Basically, a lesson starts with a review of the two to three calls learned the previous week, followed by the introduction of two to three new calls. After that, our students put the “pedal to the metal” on the dance floor as our caller has them dancing to the music.
One of the great things about learning to square dance is that there are always experienced dancers around to help you, and that is how things started out at the club’s Valentine’s Day dance. The students had their lesson, followed by a practice dance with the club’s longtime dancers.
Then this special evening continued with our plus dance, where our experienced dancers danced to not one, but two, national square dance callers, Bob Asp and Richard Lane.
The good news was that all our dancers burned off enough calories on Feb. 11 to overindulge on chocolate on Feb. 14.
If you want to get off your TV couch once or twice a week and, instead, engage in some physical and mental exercise while making new friends, square dancing is for you. Just Google “SaddleBrooke Squares” to learn more about one of the best clubs in SaddleBrooke, and think about joining us for our September free introduction to square dancing.