Put your best foot forward and try square dancing

Ocean’s Waves Square Dance Group is offering free introductory classes.

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.

 

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