Welcome to Square Dance. I am looking forward to teaching you the pleasure of modern square dance. My emphasis will be on having fun, and maybe a few cookies. In this blog I will be able to give you a review of the last lesson and a heads up for your next week.
Another great lesson! So what did we cover? Here's the list:
We also learned the positions in a square, which consists of 8 dances (4 couples). The positions are:
Next lesson, we will cover the following figures (for those that want to refer to Taminations to see what's coming):
Keep up the good work and have fun!
That was a fun filled first Lesson! Congratulations to the new dancers for advancing through some of the basic figures of square dancing. We covered a lot of ground, and here's all the figures and movements we covered:
Circle left and circle right
Forward and back (or up to middle and back)
Promenade (single file promenade, couples promenade, and wrong way promenade)
Right and left grand
Ladies chain across
That's impressive. We'll review all this at Lesson 2 and add a few more figures. You may be asking if there are any internet sites that you can go to see what we did. Good question. Here are two sites that of are great assistance in demonstrating the figures and movements.
- look under "Basic 1"
- look under "Review Mainstream Lessons"
See you on Sunday. Kirk Rockerbie
It was wonderful to see such a nice turnout.
New dancers may have noticed how many angels (Volunteers) turned out to assist. The square dance community so enjoys dance that people happily dedicate time just to make the process easier for the new dancers.
If you missed the first class, come along anyway. We'll do lots of review.