About Square Dancing

Square Dancing is Friendship Set to Music

Round Dancing

Round Dancing is a simplified form of ballroom dancing.

If you have never danced before, this is a great way to learn the steps one at a time and progress into complicated maneuvers. You must have a partner because this is definitely a “couples” activity. Couples execute choreographed routines timed to fit current day popular songs.

Square Dancing

Square Dancing is an American Heritage–the National Dance for over 200 years. It is now the State Folk Dance of 17 states.

Eight people work as a team as they execute the choreographed routines timed to fit current day popular songs.

Where can you find a hobby that is a great social equalizer, is inexpensive, combines the best of both art and science, is relaxing and stimulating at the same time, challenging and lets vou meet new friends and open marvelous doors to you?

Couples, singles and teens participate in Square Dancing across the U. S. and internationally.

Group square dancing in the street
Live Lively - Square Dance!
Senior gentleman twirls his partner as they dance

Dance your way to a Healthier You!

Physical Benefits

Mental Benefits

Social Benefits

More Benefits of Dance

The Mayo Clinic researchers reported that social dancing helps to reduce stress, increase energy, improve strength, and increase muscle tone and coordination. The number of calories you burn while dancing can be as much as 500 calories per hour. Dancing for 2 hours is equal to a 4-mile hike.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) says that dancing can lower your risk of coronary heart disease, decrease blood pressure, help you manage your weight and strengthen the bones of your legs and hips.

The experience of touch through holding hands can be beneficial to health, according to studies conducted at the Touch Research Institute in Miami, which showed that regular touching can reduce stress and depression and enhance immune system function.

Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while allowing you to engage in a social activity.

Square Dancing provides mental stimulation that halts or reverses mental decline (Seattle Longitudinal Study).