Advice for Dancers
This section contains resources for Date Squares members who are currently attending classes and learning to square dance with us but even non-dancers may find some interesting tidbits of information in here so feel free to have a look.
Every student will occasionally miss a class and if you did, it’s not too difficult to catch up. To make it easier for you and the other dancers, you can use Taminations or these video lessons to familiarize yourself with the missed calls before you attend your next class.
To find out which calls were taught during your absence, consult the Date Squares event calendar, find the class you missed and open it. The calls taught should be posted in the description of the event; usually a few days after the class.
To get the best out of your learning to square dance, regular attendance is key. The more days you miss, the harder it will be to keep up. It’s usually not a big problem to miss a single class; the caller always reviews the previous week’s calls anyway. If you have to miss two in a row, it will be very difficult to catch up if you don’t study the previous calls before coming to class. It’s almost impossible to catch up if you miss three classes in a row as you’d have to learn 12-15 new calls in a single night.
We hope these tips will help make you a better dancer and give you a better enjoyment of this amazing worldwide sport.
Can’t wait to see you on the dance floor!
(square dance definition of “yellow rock”: a friendly hug)