Square Dancing

Tutor: Ralph Weise/Trevor Cann
Sessions
: Wkly: Weekly
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dates: 22 Feb 2022 – 12 Dec 2022
Next date: 12 Jul 2022
Venue
: large Trophy Room,
Sunbury Social Club Footy club
Behind Clarke Oval Riddell Rd
SUNBURY 3429
Delivery
: Face to Face
Numbers
: 22
Prerequisites: Nil

Learn and enjoy square dancing in a group of 8 with music/dance calls provided. Short breaks throughout, and tea / coffee on conclusion for those who wish to partake! Gold coin donation to cover the travel costs of our voluntary teachers. Please see notes below for specific times for dancing. Please note this is a face to face course and only those members who have been fully vaccinated and have had their vaccination certificate sighted by U3A Sunbury can attend.
You will be waitlisted for all courses until your COVID vaccination status has been sighted.

Square Dancing has changed its time slot. For the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month Dancing will be held at 10am -12pm. On the 1st Tuesday of the month – 2pm – 4pm

This popular group generally has up to 18 people attending each session. It is especially delightful to see 5 or so of our male members joining in the fun – and of course 4 or so women standing in as ‘men’ in the couples. If we have odd numbers, we often do the moves in a big circle or two long lines instead of the traditional 4-couple square format.

In some traditional forms of square dancing, the caller may be one of the dancers or musicians, but in modern Western square dancing the caller will be on stage, giving full attention to directing the dancers.
Like in the American forms Ralph is our caller, and our dances are not learned as complete routines; Ralph teaches us the basic movements, then calls the dance for us, but we do not know in what order it will be called so we have to listen! Sometimes to we go to head left and he calls right – challenging, but a huge lot of fun.