What we're about
This group was formed to promote Community Square Dance activities in the Omaha and surrounding areas along with other activities that an empty nester might be interested in doing. Community square dancing is nothing more than party square dancing that requires no prior knowledge of square dancing. All you need to know to dance and more importantly have fun will be taught at the dance. If you do have prior square dance experience you are more than welcome too. Come for a visit and discover a sport you can enjoy for your lifetime! What do you have to lose? This is a great activity for a single or for someone who has a partner and because the kids are grown up finds some time on their hands.
Do you remember square dancing in gym class in school? Well... forget any bad feelings you had about it then. Square dancing is still going on today, but has evolved into a sport that anyone who can walk and take directions can enjoy.
The music isn't all country anymore. We dance to all kinds of music from a variety of performers. If it has a solid beat we can dance to it. That includes things like club dance, disco and yes a little country!
Square dancing is a low impact aerobic exercise. Some people have described it as fast choreographed walking. It can be so much fun that you get lots of exercise without even realizing it.
Square dancing is a non-competitive team sport where the goal is to help all eight people in the square do their best. A caller tells the dancers what to do. The dancers work together to make the choreography come out right. If someone messes up, it adds to the fun and laughter as we help each other figure it out. Dancers use their creativity to recover the square.
Square dancing is exercise for the body but it is also exercise for the brain and a highly social activity. Learning to understand the calls and then remembering how to execute them when required strengthens the neural pathways in your brain and improves memory.
Come join us! It is fun! What do you have to lose?