Beginners square dance lessons start Oct. 22 at MLT Senior Center

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mltnewsThe Freewheelers Square Dance Club will hold a beginners square dance class on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.

The class is from 7-9 p.m. and will be in the Lakeview Room. Partners are encouraged, but not required, as the club’s experienced dancers will be available to help out. Spyder Webb is the caller/instructor.

Fee is $6 or six-lesson punch card  for $30.

Here is what the club has to say about square dancing:

Modern Square Dancing is probably not the same dance you remember from your early school years. It consists of 68 moves that a caller will combine into different sequences. At a dance a caller calls two dances in a “tip” .  Generally the first dance is a patter call where the caller announces the moves over a sound track – keeping the dancers flowing from one move to the next.  The second dance of a tip is a singing call where the caller announces the moves while singing a song.

The music of Modern Square Dancing is wide and varied, anywhere from the marches of John Philip Sousa to current releases, in the form of rock & roll, western, jazz, big band, musicals and more. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine wrote that square dancing is a good physical activity and keeps you and your brain healthy. 

For more information on the Freewheelers Square Dance Club see www.squaredanceseattle.com. The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center is located at 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace.

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