• Welcome To Square Dancing

    From DARYL STOUT@CAPCITY to ALL USERS on Fri Oct 1 00:01:00 2010
    Would you like to be a part of a worldwide hobby that is:

    * Friendly, holsum, and fun for the entire family
    * A good source of exercise and fellowship with others
    * Good clean fun (alcoholic beverages are prohibited)
    * Done worldwide by dancers of all backgrounds and ages
    * Cheaper than going to a movie or most other activities
    * Held in a United States city for their yearly national convention

    If so, welcome to the world of square dancing!!

    Modern western square dancing originated with Lloyd Pappy Shaw and his Colorado Dancers in the 1940's, and even though it has undergone many
    changes over the years, it can still trace its roots back to that.

    In highlighting the points above, the activity is perfect for either individuals, or families of all ages. We do NOT allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during a square dance, and that's a hard
    and fast rule, worldwide. If dancers wish to go out and drink after a
    dance, that's their business...but, many clubs will order dancers who
    show up drunk to leave the premises.

    Most dances will last 2 hours, with breaks between the "tips", so one
    doesn't run themselves ragged. But, if one dances each "tip", it's
    equivalent to a 4 mile walk. A "tip" is defined as a "patter call"
    (square dance calls to music), followed by a "singing call" (a song
    customized with square dance moves within it). There is food and
    non-alcoholic drink at the dance, so one can grab a quick snack or drink between the tips.

    Dancers come from all backgrounds, countries, races, jobs, incomes,
    etc...but ALL come together as one on the dance floor...especially since
    all the calls are done in ENGLISH. In fact, many of the callers around
    the world speak their native tongue, but speak English while calling a
    square dance!! Both clubs for married couples and single square dancers
    exist across the country, and around the world. In my dancing over the
    last 14 years, I've seen people as young as 2 to as old as 85 dancing.

    But, square dancing isn't as expensive as one might think. As with
    all hobbies, you put as much into it after you graduate from classes as
    you want. Many classes will have a "recycled shop" one evening of the
    classes, where students can purchase "recycled" square dance apparel,
    at good prices...usually much cheaper than brand new apparel. Square
    dance attire usually consists of long sleeve style western shirts and
    long pants (slacks or jeans) for the men, and either square dance
    dresses or prarie skirts for the ladies. New dancers won't have to worry
    about having this attire until they are finished with the classes.
    During the class, you can dress "casual", in whatever feels comfortable,
    as long as it's "decent".

    Some dancers prefer to dance just with their local area clubs...while
    others will travel across the country or around the world to dance with
    big time festivals. The National Square Dance Convention (R), dubbed as
    "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event", has been held in a different
    United States city every year since 1951, when Riverside, California
    hosted the first convention. The convention is always held in the 4 days preceding and including the last full weekend of June. Besides square
    dancing, there's:

    * Round dancing (similar to ballroom dancing)
    * Line dancing
    * Contra dancing
    * Clogging
    * Dancing for youth and single square dancers
    * Dancing starting around 10am, and lasting until 12 midnight (you don't
    have to dance continuously...see related message that is posted routinely
    in this message area ).
    * Vendors that provide square dance apparel, badges, and accessories
    * Educational panels where one can learn more about different aspects of
    the hobby

    There are also plenty of places to get food and non-alcoholic drink at
    the convention site, with many other restaurants usually nearby.

    Although attendance has declined over the years, attendance has ranged
    from nearly 40,000 dancers at the NSDC in Anaheim, California in 1976,
    to nearly 22,000 dancers at the 1994 NSDC in Portland, Oregon.

    The Single Square Dancers hold their national convention (the
    Labor Day Dance-A-Rama (DAR), held by Single Square Dancers USA) each
    year over the Labor Day Weekend, again in a different city. I haven't
    danced with as many of these as I have with the NSDC, but these are
    mainly for single square dancers. The NSDC has both singles and couples.

    I hope to see you at the classes, and dance with you on the dance
    floor someday.

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  • From DARYL STOUT@CAPCITY to ALL USERS on Fri Jun 1 00:01:00 2012
    Would you like to be a part of a worldwide hobby that is:

    * Friendly, holsum, and fun for the entire family
    * A good source of exercise and fellowship with others
    * Good clean fun (alcoholic beverages are prohibited)
    * Done worldwide by dancers of all backgrounds and ages
    * Cheaper than going to a movie or most other activities
    * Held in a United States city for their yearly national convention

    If so, welcome to the world of square dancing!!

    Modern western square dancing originated with Lloyd Pappy Shaw and his Colorado Dancers in the 1940's, and even though it has undergone many
    changes over the years, it can still trace its roots back to that.

    In highlighting the points above, the activity is perfect for either individuals, or families of all ages. We do NOT allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during a square dance, and that's a hard
    and fast rule, worldwide. If dancers wish to go out and drink after a
    dance, that's their business...but, many clubs will order dancers who
    show up drunk to leave the premises.

    Most dances will last 2 hours, with breaks between the "tips", so one
    doesn't run themselves ragged. But, if one dances each "tip", it's
    equivalent to a 4 mile walk. A "tip" is defined as a "patter call"
    (square dance calls to music), followed by a "singing call" (a song
    customized with square dance moves within it). There is food and
    non-alcoholic drink at the dance, so one can grab a quick snack or drink between the tips.

    Dancers come from all backgrounds, countries, races, jobs, incomes,
    etc...but ALL come together as one on the dance floor...especially since
    all the calls are done in ENGLISH. In fact, many of the callers around
    the world speak their native tongue, but speak English while calling a
    square dance!! Both clubs for married couples and single square dancers
    exist across the country, and around the world. In my dancing over the
    last 14 years, I've seen people as young as 2 to as old as 85 dancing.

    But, square dancing isn't as expensive as one might think. As with
    all hobbies, you put as much into it after you graduate from classes as
    you want. Many classes will have a "recycled shop" one evening of the
    classes, where students can purchase "recycled" square dance apparel,
    at good prices...usually much cheaper than brand new apparel. Square
    dance attire usually consists of long sleeve style western shirts and
    long pants (slacks or jeans) for the men, and either square dance
    dresses or prarie skirts for the ladies. New dancers won't have to worry
    about having this attire until they are finished with the classes.
    During the class, you can dress "casual", in whatever feels comfortable,
    as long as it's "decent".

    Some dancers prefer to dance just with their local area clubs...while
    others will travel across the country or around the world to dance with
    big time festivals. The National Square Dance Convention (R), dubbed as
    "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event", has been held in a different
    United States city every year since 1951, when Riverside, California
    hosted the first convention. The convention is always held in the 4 days preceding and including the last full weekend of June. Besides square
    dancing, there's:

    * Round dancing (similar to ballroom dancing)
    * Line dancing
    * Contra dancing
    * Clogging
    * Dancing for youth and single square dancers
    * Dancing starting around 10am, and lasting until 12 midnight (you don't
    have to dance continuously...see related message that is posted routinely
    in this message area ).
    * Vendors that provide square dance apparel, badges, and accessories
    * Educational panels where one can learn more about different aspects of
    the hobby

    There are also plenty of places to get food and non-alcoholic drink at
    the convention site, with many other restaurants usually nearby.

    Although attendance has declined over the years, attendance has ranged
    from nearly 40,000 dancers at the NSDC in Anaheim, California in 1976,
    to nearly 22,000 dancers at the 1994 NSDC in Portland, Oregon.

    The Single Square Dancers hold their national convention (the
    Labor Day Dance-A-Rama (DAR), held by Single Square Dancers USA) each
    year over the Labor Day Weekend, again in a different city. I haven't
    danced with as many of these as I have with the NSDC, but these are
    mainly for single square dancers. The NSDC has both singles and couples.

    I hope to see you at the classes, and dance with you on the dance
    floor someday.

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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to All on Mon Dec 1 00:01:00 2014
    Would you like to be a part of a worldwide hobby that is:

    * Friendly, holsum, and fun for the entire family
    * A good source of exercise and fellowship with others
    * Good clean fun (alcoholic beverages are prohibited)
    * Done worldwide by dancers of all backgrounds and ages
    * Cheaper than going to a movie or most other activities
    * Held in a United States city for their yearly national convention

    If so, welcome to the world of square dancing!!

    Modern western square dancing originated with Lloyd Pappy Shaw and his Colorado Dancers in the 1940's, and even though it has undergone many
    changes over the years, it can still trace its roots back to that.

    In highlighting the points above, the activity is perfect for either individuals, or families of all ages. We do NOT allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during a square dance, and that's a hard
    and fast rule, worldwide. If dancers wish to go out and drink after a
    dance, that's their business...but, many clubs will order dancers who
    show up drunk to leave the premises.

    Most dances will last 2 hours, with breaks between the "tips", so one
    doesn't run themselves ragged. But, if one dances each "tip", it's
    equivalent to a 4 mile walk. A "tip" is defined as a "patter call"
    (square dance calls to music), followed by a "singing call" (a song
    customized with square dance moves within it). There is food and
    non-alcoholic drink at the dance, so one can grab a quick snack or drink between the tips.

    Dancers come from all backgrounds, countries, races, jobs, incomes,
    etc...but ALL come together as one on the dance floor...especially since
    all the calls are done in ENGLISH. In fact, many of the callers around
    the world speak their native tongue, but speak English while calling a
    square dance!! Both clubs for married couples and single square dancers
    exist across the country, and around the world. In my dancing over the
    last 14 years, I've seen people as young as 2 to as old as 85 dancing.

    But, square dancing isn't as expensive as one might think. As with
    all hobbies, you put as much into it after you graduate from classes as
    you want. Many classes will have a "recycled shop" one evening of the
    classes, where students can purchase "recycled" square dance apparel,
    at good prices...usually much cheaper than brand new apparel. Square
    dance attire usually consists of long sleeve style western shirts and
    long pants (slacks or jeans) for the men, and either square dance
    dresses or prarie skirts for the ladies. New dancers won't have to worry
    about having this attire until they are finished with the classes.
    During the class, you can dress "casual", in whatever feels comfortable,
    as long as it's "decent".

    Some dancers prefer to dance just with their local area clubs...while
    others will travel across the country or around the world to dance with
    big time festivals. The National Square Dance Convention (R), dubbed as
    "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event", has been held in a different
    United States city every year since 1951, when Riverside, California
    hosted the first convention. The convention is always held in the 4 days preceding and including the last full weekend of June. Besides square
    dancing, there's:

    * Round dancing (similar to ballroom dancing)
    * Line dancing
    * Contra dancing
    * Clogging
    * Dancing for youth and single square dancers
    * Dancing starting around 10am, and lasting until 12 midnight (you don't
    have to dance continuously...see related message that is posted routinely
    in this message area ).
    * Vendors that provide square dance apparel, badges, and accessories
    * Educational panels where one can learn more about different aspects of
    the hobby

    There are also plenty of places to get food and non-alcoholic drink at
    the convention site, with many other restaurants usually nearby.

    Although attendance has declined over the years, attendance has ranged
    from nearly 40,000 dancers at the NSDC in Anaheim, California in 1976,
    to nearly 22,000 dancers at the 1994 NSDC in Portland, Oregon.

    The Single Square Dancers hold their national convention (the
    Labor Day Dance-A-Rama (DAR), held by Single Square Dancers USA) each
    year over the Labor Day Weekend, again in a different city. I haven't
    danced with as many of these as I have with the NSDC, but these are
    mainly for single square dancers. The NSDC has both singles and couples.

    I hope to see you at the classes, and dance with you on the dance
    floor someday.


    Posted by VPost v1.7.081019
  • From DARYL STOUT@TBOLT to ALL USERS on Tue Dec 1 00:03:00 2015
    Would you like to be a part of a worldwide hobby that is:

    * Friendly, holsum, and fun for the entire family
    * A good source of exercise and fellowship with others
    * Good clean fun (alcoholic beverages are prohibited)
    * Done worldwide by dancers of all backgrounds and ages
    * Cheaper than going to a movie or most other activities
    * Held in a United States city for their yearly national convention

    If so, welcome to the world of square dancing!!

    Modern western square dancing originated with Lloyd Pappy Shaw and his Colorado Dancers in the 1940's, and even though it has undergone many
    changes over the years, it can still trace its roots back to that.

    In highlighting the points above, the activity is perfect for either individuals, or families of all ages. We do NOT allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during a square dance, and that's a hard
    and fast rule, worldwide. If dancers wish to go out and drink after a
    dance, that's their business...but, many clubs will order dancers who
    show up drunk to leave the premises.

    Most dances will last 2 hours, with breaks between the "tips", so one
    doesn't run themselves ragged. But, if one dances each "tip", it's
    equivalent to a 4 mile walk. A "tip" is defined as a "patter call"
    (square dance calls to music), followed by a "singing call" (a song
    customized with square dance moves within it). There is food and
    non-alcoholic drink at the dance, so one can grab a quick snack or drink between the tips.

    Dancers come from all backgrounds, countries, races, jobs, incomes,
    etc...but ALL come together as one on the dance floor...especially since
    all the calls are done in ENGLISH. In fact, many of the callers around
    the world speak their native tongue, but speak English while calling a
    square dance!! Both clubs for married couples and single square dancers
    exist across the country, and around the world. In my dancing over the
    last 14 years, I've seen people as young as 2 to as old as 85 dancing.

    But, square dancing isn't as expensive as one might think. As with
    all hobbies, you put as much into it after you graduate from classes as
    you want. Many classes will have a "recycled shop" one evening of the
    classes, where students can purchase "recycled" square dance apparel,
    at good prices...usually much cheaper than brand new apparel. Square
    dance attire usually consists of long sleeve style western shirts and
    long pants (slacks or jeans) for the men, and either square dance
    dresses or prarie skirts for the ladies. New dancers won't have to worry
    about having this attire until they are finished with the classes.
    During the class, you can dress "casual", in whatever feels comfortable,
    as long as it's "decent".

    Some dancers prefer to dance just with their local area clubs...while
    others will travel across the country or around the world to dance with
    big time festivals. The National Square Dance Convention (R), dubbed as
    "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event", has been held in a different
    United States city every year since 1951, when Riverside, California
    hosted the first convention. The convention is always held in the 4 days preceding and including the last full weekend of June. Besides square
    dancing, there's:

    * Round dancing (similar to ballroom dancing)
    * Line dancing
    * Contra dancing
    * Clogging
    * Dancing for youth and single square dancers
    * Dancing starting around 10am, and lasting until 12 midnight (you don't
    have to dance continuously...see related message that is posted routinely
    in this message area ).
    * Vendors that provide square dance apparel, badges, and accessories
    * Educational panels where one can learn more about different aspects of
    the hobby

    There are also plenty of places to get food and non-alcoholic drink at
    the convention site, with many other restaurants usually nearby.

    Although attendance has declined over the years, attendance has ranged
    from nearly 40,000 dancers at the NSDC in Anaheim, California in 1976,
    to nearly 22,000 dancers at the 1994 NSDC in Portland, Oregon.

    The Single Square Dancers hold their national convention (the
    Labor Day Dance-A-Rama (DAR), held by Single Square Dancers USA) each
    year over the Labor Day Weekend, again in a different city. I haven't
    danced with as many of these as I have with the NSDC, but these are
    mainly for single square dancers. The NSDC has both singles and couples.

    I hope to see you at the classes, and dance with you on the dance
    floor someday.

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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to All on Sat Sep 4 00:03:04 2021
    Would you like to be a part of a worldwide hobby that is:

    * Friendly, holsum, and fun for the entire family
    * A good source of exercise and fellowship with others
    * Good clean fun (alcoholic beverages are prohibited)
    * Done worldwide by dancers of all backgrounds and ages
    * Cheaper than going to a movie or most other activities
    * Held in a United States city for their yearly national convention

    If so, welcome to the world of square dancing!!

    Modern western square dancing originated with Lloyd Pappy Shaw and his Colorado Dancers in the 1940's, and even though it has undergone many
    changes over the years, it can still trace its roots back to that.

    In highlighting the points above, the activity is perfect for either individuals, or families of all ages. We do NOT allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during a square dance, and that's a hard
    and fast rule, worldwide. If dancers wish to go out and drink after a
    dance, that's their business...but, many clubs will order dancers who
    show up drunk to leave the premises.

    Most dances will last 2 hours, with breaks between the "tips", so one
    doesn't run themselves ragged. But, if one dances each "tip", it's
    equivalent to a 4 mile walk. A "tip" is defined as a "patter call"
    (square dance calls to music), followed by a "singing call" (a song
    customized with square dance moves within it). There is food and
    non-alcoholic drink at the dance, so one can grab a quick snack or drink between the tips.

    Dancers come from all backgrounds, countries, races, jobs, incomes,
    etc...but ALL come together as one on the dance floor...especially since
    all the calls are done in ENGLISH. In fact, many of the callers around
    the world speak their native tongue, but speak English while calling a
    square dance!! Both clubs for married couples and single square dancers
    exist across the country, and around the world. In my dancing over the
    last 14 years, I've seen people as young as 2 to as old as 85 dancing.

    But, square dancing isn't as expensive as one might think. As with
    all hobbies, you put as much into it after you graduate from classes as
    you want. Many classes will have a "recycled shop" one evening of the
    classes, where students can purchase "recycled" square dance apparel,
    at good prices...usually much cheaper than brand new apparel. Square
    dance attire usually consists of long sleeve style western shirts and
    long pants (slacks or jeans) for the men, and either square dance
    dresses or prarie skirts for the ladies. New dancers won't have to worry
    about having this attire until they are finished with the classes.
    During the class, you can dress "casual", in whatever feels comfortable,
    as long as it's "decent".

    Some dancers prefer to dance just with their local area clubs...while
    others will travel across the country or around the world to dance with
    big time festivals. The National Square Dance Convention (R), dubbed as
    "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event", has been held in a different
    United States city every year since 1951, when Riverside, California
    hosted the first convention. The convention is always held in the 4 days preceding and including the last full weekend of June. Besides square
    dancing, there's:

    * Round dancing (similar to ballroom dancing)
    * Line dancing
    * Contra dancing
    * Clogging
    * Dancing for youth and single square dancers
    * Dancing starting around 10am, and lasting until 12 midnight (you don't
    have to dance continuously...see related message that is posted routinely
    in this message area ).
    * Vendors that provide square dance apparel, badges, and accessories
    * Educational panels where one can learn more about different aspects of
    the hobby

    There are also plenty of places to get food and non-alcoholic drink at
    the convention site, with many other restaurants usually nearby.

    Although attendance has declined over the years, attendance has ranged
    from nearly 40,000 dancers at the NSDC in Anaheim, California in 1976,
    to nearly 22,000 dancers at the 1994 NSDC in Portland, Oregon.

    I hope to see you at the classes, and dance with you on the dance
    floor someday.
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