Hi There ! and
Welcome to the Contround Eights Square Dance Club and through
me, Eric Webb, the club caller, Welcome to the World of Modern Square Dancing.
Did you www us or did you arrive by another link? Not that its important.
What is important is that You Are Here. We'll assume that you
wanted to find out more about dance4fun so this site
is constructed with this in mind and along the way we've added a little
Please read on, then return and click on to the area you want to know more about.
we hope you'll be so enthralled by the first link you'll look at them all.
One thing to remember is that Square Dancing is often used as a general term for the
whole activity which includes Contra Dancing, Round Dancing and in some
countries, Clogging and Line Dancing. So when you read text that just says
Square Dancing, read as the whole activity.
The expression "square" is often used to mean "out of
touch" or "old fashioned" but there is nothing
"square" about modern American Square Dancing. The "square" refers
to the formation dancers stand in but not the formations of the "Come Dancing", highly professional
routines. Other formations which compliment squares are lines (Contra) and
circles (Rounds and Mixers). If you've been to a Barn Dance, yes, the formations
are the same, What We Dance explains more. What we don't do is leap and lunge
about as dancers do in popular films. It has been said that Square Dancing is not a precise science, it's an art form.
Thankfully, it's not so 'arty' that you can't understand it!
I know you're just itching to see what we have to
offer. We have a great range of music we dance
included some history (Dancing and our
Club), an explanation about what we dance and
what we wear, a view of some of the flyers we've used, and some of the
of Square Dancing. I say some because I bet I'll think of some more.
I've tried to keep it light-hearted and hope there's something to make you smile.
Square Dancing can be addictive.
Go on Smile.
You might as well because there's no re-hab programme.
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last updated - 8th July 2023 (htm)