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We're back and "new and improved." We are now officially a part of the Township of Russell 2024 Winter Recreation Program! And we're trying something different - rather than a once-a-month 2-hour dance, we'll be a 10-week course in "Modern Square Dancing 1". Here are the details from the Recreation Guide:

Modern Square Dancing

  • Modern Square Dancing is not what you think it is. We still Dosido and Swing our Partner, but we also do things like Grand Square, Lead Right and Veer Left - and we do it to all kinds of music (New Country, Old Country, Classic Rock, Top 40, Jazz, Alternative, Easy Listening, etc.). It certainly is not the dancing our grandparents did! It's a bit more challenging and too much fun to not at least give it a try! Ages 10+
  • St. Mother Teresa Catholic School, 1035 Concession Street, Russell
  • Fridays, February 2 to April 26, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
  • No classes on February 16, March 15 and 29
  • $96 + HST per Township resident.
  • $106 + HST per non-resident.

This dancing is great for people of all ages, but more and more, it's getting to be a young peoples dance form. It's good physically - you're moving; it's good socially - you're working in teams of 8; it's good mentally - you have to hear the dance instruction and then execute the step a second later.

The instructor, Wendy VanderMeulen, has been square dancing for 40 years and has almost 25 years experience in teaching Modern Square Dancing. Dancers always leave her dances looking forward to the next one.

Come and see what it's all about!!