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Modern Western Square Dance - New and Experienced Dancers Welcome
Modern Western style Square Dance! No experience, no partner and no fancy clothes required! It really is fun, friendship and fitness all rolled up into one! Bring your two left feet and your friends too. We dare you to be square. This is not like the square dancing you did in elementary school. It is oh so much better! You will learn to allemande left, dos-a-dos, make stars, do a right and left grand, and then some! Join us and find out for yourself. Who: Couples, Singles and Families are all welcome. You can just show up - no need to phone, email or rsvp first. Price: Admission: $7.00 per person. When: Every Wednesday night of the year. If Montgomery County Schools are closed for snow, we do not dance. Where: Gerrymanders of Maryland Square Dance Club (http://gerrymanders.info/) North Chevy Chase Christian Church 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Detailed Map and Driving Directions: http://www.gerrymanders.info/DirectionsAndMap.html (GPS[masked], [masked]) Introductory level dancing: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - actual level will vary depending on the square dance experience of those in attendance Refreshment Break: 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm - ice cream! Mainstream level dancing: 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm Plus level dancing: 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm For More information: visit: http://www.gerrymanders.info email: Ed Cragg ([masked]) call:[masked] or[masked] or[masked] Note: This is a great place to go for an introduction to square dance, for additional practice when you are taking square dance lessons or if you simply want to dance when ever your schedule allows. This group is open to everyone regardless of experience and does not attempt to teach the entire mainstream or plus level square dance program to new dancers within a specific time frame.

North Chevy Chase Christian Church

8814 Kensington Pkwy · Chevy Chase, MD

$7.00

What we're about

This group is for those who want to socialize and exercise all while having fun! Make a circle of friends while dancing in a square. The dancing is taught by a caller and is easy to follow and learn. Couples, singles and families (children must be at least 9 years of age) are all welcome to join this group. No experience, partner or special clothing is required to attend the open house dances which occur in September each year!

What makes square dancing different from most other forms of dance? The really big difference is that it is a community dance rather than a couple dance. It is lead by the caller rather than by the lead dancer (generally the man). That fact alone alleviates all of the pressure put upon the lead dancer to be creative and skilled, to impress his partner. All of the dancers in the square follow the lead of the caller and work together to dance the choreography presented by the caller. It's a group of 8 dancers, all dancing together. Square dancing it is a team sport and can be a lifetime activity!

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