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Alone for the holidays? Square dance party! Singles and couples welcome!
• What we'll do This group was created to promote Community Square Dancing in the Omaha area. So what is that? Community square dancing is a party dance on a regular basis for folks who may or may not have square danced in the past. Square Dance has been described as the ultimate social dance. We are dancing on Monday nights at the Mockingbird Hills Community Center at 10242 Mockingbird Drive in Omaha Nebraska. This is an Omaha Parks Department facility. The dances will not require any experience but can still be enjoyed by folks who may have danced for years. They start at 6:30 and run until 7:45 and the contact is Bob Furr, at[masked]. Do you remember square dancing in gym class in school? Square dancing is still going on today, but has changed quite a bit. The music isn't all country anymore and that old time fiddle music is just about gone! We dance to all kinds of music from a variety of performers. If it has a good beat we can dance to it. If you have music you enjoy let the caller know so he can research if it is available arranged for square dancing. 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 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. It combines those three items in a way that helps keep dancers on their toes (literally). Learning 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? There will be light snacks at the dances (think cookies) but do come early as they are soon gone. There will be water available. There are lots of local restaurants nearby if you want to go out and socialize afterward. The Mockingbird Community Center has a large parking lot to the east of the building so there is plenty of parking. There are other activities going on all the time at the community center so be sure to let the staff at the front desk know that you are there for the square dancing. Square dancing is all about having fun and making new friends. Come join us! What are your questions? • What to bring Bring a smile. No, really, bring a smile, it is more fun to laugh with others when we mess up. Wear comfortable shoes that you can easily walk in. Some folks like dance shoes but other find that soft sole walking shoes or even tennis shoes work well. Wear loose comfortable clothing because you will be moving in time to music. Bring a friend! While it is not necessary to come with a partner you will be temporarily put with a partner to dance. If you have a partner or are a parent without partner it is okay to bring your kids or grandkids as long as they can follow direction and you are willing to supervise them. Youth from about age 8 and up can learn to square dance, often more quickly than the adults around them! • Important to know Square dancing is an event for folks of all ages who can walk and follow directions. All youth under age 16 need to have a parent or guardian with them. If you can drive yourself to the dance you do not need anyone to come with you. Cost is $5/person. This activity is about having fun in a highly social way that promotes friendships. Square dancing has been called friendship set to music and some of those friendships become life long.

Mockingbird Hills Community Center

10242 Mockingbird Dr. · Omaha, NE

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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?

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