What we're about

Unlike most meetup groups, this one does not specialize in any one activity. Rather, the aim is to serve as "one stop shopping" for a whole universe of opportunities to get out of the house, DO something that moves the body, brain, and/or soul, and, especially, meet interesting and active people from all walks of life. Examples could include anything from picnics, kayak outings on Lake Wingra, moderate bike rides, and nature walks in the Arboretum to potluck dinners, dancing, and local live music.

As we are casual in our activities, anyone can suggest and run a volleyball game, pickup basketball, a snopwshoes hike or a picnic. Contact me with a date and time and what folks should bring and we'll get it posted. I'd also like to get volunteers (or recommendations) to teach the basics of sports and other activities. For many, it has been years since they played CASUAL basketball, tennis, volleyball, or softball or they may NEVER have done these things.

In that same light, we will be drastically reducing "Bar Time" to perhaps one "Meet and Greet" per month where we can also share suggestions and ideas of events to do. There are lots of groups for beer, wine and whatever so if you think drinking is an activity you should look there.

So, whether you're new to Madison or a native simply looking to widen your horizons, whether you're single or in a relationship, whether you're old or young, this group will have something to offer! We require you to use your real name (first name at least) and a current head shot photo of just you. You can't be anonymous and social!! With a current photo and proper name you'll be able to find your friends and, I hope this is few and far between, anyone who "misbehaves" can be immediately identified.

John is the nominal organizer, but he will depend heavily on both suggestions and assistance from the group's members in order to keep a full schedule of activities on the calendar.

Upcoming events (4+)

American Tango - Classic Passion and Connection - Need one Gent to Balance

Waunakee Village Center

NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER WITH THE REC DEPARTMENT AND PAY FOR THE CLASS before you RSVP so we have an accurate count.

Smooth and Passionate - The passion of American Ballroom Tango is coming. This is the more formalized ballroom Tango not to be confused with the improvisational Argentine Tango.

The tango was born in Argentina, in the late 1800s. Since then, the tango has been toned down somewhat but it still translates emotions into dance like nothing else.

All classes are taught to American International Dance Association syllabi. Please have clean, dry shoes and bring a water bottle. Partners are preferred though not required. We cannot guarantee a partner but voluntarily rotate through the class so no one is "out" more than a minute or two.
Register at:
https://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/186/Parks-Recreation

Blues Dance Madison February Lesson and Social

The Brink Lounge

Blues Dance Madison February Lesson and Social.

A $5 cover contribution is appreciated. We accept Venmo, PayPal, or cash.
Lesson runs from 7 to 8 PM. Social Dancing follows from 8 to 10 PM.

The CDC Covid-19 Community Level for Dane County is currently "Low". If it is still Low or Medium on February 8th, then masks will be optional. If the Community Level is "High" on February 8th, then masks will be required.

As with previous Blues Dance Madison socials, proof of Covid-19 vaccination and boosting is required. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card or a photo.

Beginner Cha Cha Lessons - Classic Latin Fire for Modern Artists

Waunakee Village Center

NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER WITH THE REC DEPARTMENT AND PAY FOR THE CLASS before you RSVP so we have an accurate count.
To register : https://tinyurl.com/yckuhnfw
or contact the Waunakee recreation department

Class starts February 1st and runs 4 Wednesdays in a row. No new students after the first class without instructor approval.

Beginner Cha-Cha – It’s classic and it’s modern
The term comes from Haiti and refers to the part of a bell that made a “cha-cha” noise when rubbed, but the dance itself evolved from the rumba and the mambo. A Cuban composer named Enrique Jorrin slowed the music down, and the “cha-cha-cha” was born. By 1953, several of his songs were hits, and the cha-cha became a sensation. Now it’s the perfect style for Santana, Michael Jackson, Shawn Mendez, and David Bowie.
All classes are taught to American International Dance Association syllabi. Please have clean, dry shoes and bring a water bottle. Partners are preferred though not required. We will attempt to balance the class but cannot guarantee a partner.
To Register go to https://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/186/Parks-Recreation

American Tango - Classic Passion and Connection - Need one Gent to Balance

Waunakee Village Center

NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER WITH THE REC DEPARTMENT AND PAY FOR THE CLASS before you RSVP so we have an accurate count.

Smooth and Passionate - The passion of American Ballroom Tango is coming. This is the more formalized ballroom Tango not to be confused with the improvisational Argentine Tango.

The tango was born in Argentina, in the late 1800s. Since then, the tango has been toned down somewhat but it still translates emotions into dance like nothing else.

All classes are taught to American International Dance Association syllabi. Please have clean, dry shoes and bring a water bottle. Partners are preferred though not required. We cannot guarantee a partner but voluntarily rotate through the class so no one is "out" more than a minute or two.
Register at:
https://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/186/Parks-Recreation