hope you will enjoy yourself through the whole learning to square dance
Experienced square dancers may pair with you during the time you are learning to dance. These dancers are called, in square dance terms, angels. It is sometimes helpful to have an experienced dancer guide you through the calls during lessons.
The club caller is Bill Chesnut. He travels from Gainesville to Lake City every Tuesday evening to call for the Dixie Dancers. Bill is a friendly person and will try to help you in any way he can. If you feel you are having trouble with a certain call, please feel free to ask him questions.
The Dixie Dancers Welcome You!
The regular dance fee is $5.00 per person each week.
But to new dancers, the cost will be $3.00 per week during this series of lessons. Altogether, it takes about 20 - 24 weeks to learn the basic square dance movements.
If you miss two consecutive classes, it will be difficult to keep up with the new movements. Try not to miss a class - new movements are taught each week.
Standard Square Dance DRESS CODE:
There is a
dress code in square dancing. During the time you are learning to dance it
is acceptable to wear casual comfortable clothing. Men should wear long
You may, however, wish to start acquiring square dance clothes right away. After completing basic square dance lessons, square dance attire is encouraged at all square dances. Anyone in the club will be glad to help you learn where to acquire square dance attire. For the ladies, prairie skirts are now considered acceptable square dance attire.
Square dancing is a social activity as well as exercise. You dance close to many other dancers. As in any other social activity, personal hygiene is important. A shower, a shave (for men) and clean clothes should be everyone’s routine before attending a square dance. Also, don’t be embarrassed by offensive body odor. Use deodorant and avoid eating garlic and onions on dance nights. Breath mints go only so far.