The Evolution of Modern Square Dancing

The Evolution of Modern Square Dancing

The Evolution of Modern Square Dancing When most people hear the term “square dancing”, they immediately think back to their memories of school dance programs, where they tried to interpret what to do upon the commands of “do-si-do” and “allemande left.” For many, to...
How to Begin?

How to Begin?

How to Begin? There are over 100 square and round dance clubs across Ontario, most of whom have weekly dance nights where you can participate in a regular dance program. Clubs may host special dances on Theme Nights, or others  such as Valentine’s Dances. You should...
Health Benefits

Health Benefits

Health Benefits Square and Round Dancing has been described as “fitness at its best” in the article “It’s Fun to Get Fit for Under a Fin”, by Corben Geis in the July 2004 issue of American Square Dance. From helping to control weight gain to decreasing blood pressure...
Square Dancing Terms

Square Dancing Terms

A list of common terms used in Square and Round Dancing to help you out. Square Dancing Terms Allemande Left: Corners face and take left forearms. Walk around each other to own position. Angel: An experienced dancer who attends classes to fill out squares and help the...
Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and...

Contra Dancing Improves Health

Contra Dancing Improves Health The waltz won’t do. Nor will the rumba. Looks like the good old-fashioned square dance, AKA contra dancing, accompanied by a fiddle and a helpful caller, could keep older brains firing on all pistons. At least that’s the conclusion of a...

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