Want to try something different this fall? Get in both a mental and physical work out while making new friends and having fun?
Why not come out and try free square dancing classes starting Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m at the Courtenay Anglican Church., 579-5th Street, Courtenay.
The benefits of square dancing are many. Square dancing is a low-impact exercise which improves muscle tone and bone density as well as improves balance and coordination.
Square dance also reduces stress and improves memory skills. Your mind has to focus on the activity at hand and mentally remembering all of the calls keeps the mind sharp. It is easy to put aside any stress of your day.
The music for square dancing has changed over the years. Modern square dancing is set to music ranging from pop to Broadway musical to contemporary country music—even rock.
The attire has changed as well. Long prairie skirts and swishing crinolines are still worn to many dance events but casual wear has also become the norm, especially at beginner lessons.
Square dancing is also a very social activity. Singles and couples and all ages are welcome.
The dancing itself is a mixer. It is a great way to make new friends in a healthily social environment.
One of the biggest surprises is the high energy of square dancing and the amount of laughter that takes place. Lots of activities are enjoyable, but square dancing is just pure fun!
The Ocean’s Waves Square Dance Group invite you to free classes on Monday, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 to see if this is the activity for you.
For more information, call Dave Floyd 250-897-1657.