New Generation – 2017
Come and experience it
for yourself at two FREE, fun
open-house evenings, no
at Brunton Hall, Blacks Corners.
No dancing experience necessary.
Evening, September 12, 2017
7:30 – 10:00
Evening, September 19, 2017
7:30 – 10:00
Fun • Healthy • Inexpensive • For all ages • For partners or individuals
Square dance for the health of it!!!
Perhaps you think you know square dancing from your school days.
Well, think again, because this is not your grandparents'
dance routine. They would hardly recognize Square Dancing. There
is new music, from Golden Oldies to Elvis to current hits. There
are new dance steps, exciting new patterns and unique calls
to learn. Square Dancing happens in school halls, resorts and
cruise ships. You can travel to dances all over the world. You
will find square dance clubs within most countries of the world
including Japan, China, Sweden and Germany — the calls
are in English all over the world. Learn to dance and a whole
new world of fun and fellowship will open up for you. You never
lose your ability to dance "traditional", but with
Modern Western Square Dancing you are able to progress to more
challenging levels of dance that incorporate fitness and friendship
in a fun family atmosphere.
will I meet?
You will meet people who love action, who are doers, and who
like to make friends. Some like to dress up; some like to dress
casual. Some are working; some retired. Technicians, nurses,
police, teachers, mechanics, clerks, salesmen, artists, homemakers,
doctors, scientists, investors and contractors are all members
of Mississippi Squares. They like to dance and travel, and their
interests range far and wide. They love people and parties.
Square dancers are friendly people! It's inexpensive,
and a great way to
meet active, friendly people. We have even been know to dance
in a swimming pool!
dancing help you stay healthy?
Walking is one of the safest exercises available. Combining
mental stimulation with the joy of rhythm, square dancing
challenges many aspects of conditioning. Dancers walk two – three
miles per evening and can burn 280 calories every hour.
Using the large muscle of legs and arms strengthens bones and
improves general health. It is a safe and social workout for
any age or fitness level. There is even good evidence that dancing
makes you smarter!
was dragged in kicking and screaming"
Unbelievable as it may be, there are times when only one partner
wants to take up square dancing. The unwilling partner signs
up for many reasons and soon discovers the joys of mental and physical
participation. This is not a spectator sport. It is action and
reaction; it keeps you mentally on your toes. A few have
previous experience at a dance school, but most learn square
dancing by joining one of our beginner classes. With practice,
the moves become as natural as walking. Learning is fun and easy. The
caller teaches new steps during the "tip" and then
has everybody practice during the "singing" calls. Yes, mistakes are made — a little smile / join back in. Angels
(experienced dancers) are there to help the new dancers; they
have great smiles.
evolved from tradition
It is great fun to get together with friends and swing to the
music of a well-known band. Toe tapping rhythm and sing-along's
are the themes expressed in the "singing call" where
new and favorite calls can be practiced in an upbeat tempo.
It is a confidence builder and it is fun!
We would love to dance with you.
here for the printer-friendly full-page flyer.
more information, call
George or Sheila Newton at 613-595-1322.
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