It's FUN -- ... One can have a good fun in an evening out without spending a lot of money. It also allows me to hear a variety of music, see lots of friends that have been made over the yearsas well as make new friends and meet new people. It is much better than the normal bar scene because it is not loud, there are no fights, the people are nicer. It's terrific exercise (which quite a few of us need) and one can enjoy a really good snack or even a pot luck meal (which maybe none of us need!). It's a chance to be out of the house for a short while to dance with friends and socialize -- all for $5.00 to $6.00 a person per evening!
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It's HEALTHY -- Square dancing has a wide variety of health benefits and can help you stay active longer, both mentally and physically. Since you are on your feet, square dancing, which is a low impact exercise, helps to strengthen bones. Along with this comes cardiovascular conditioning which in turn can help lower blood pressure.Without even noticing it, you can walk 3 to 4 miles while dancing and burn 300 to 800 calories. The companionship that comes with square dancing also fights off loneliness and depression. Square dancing is a great way to meet new friends, and while dancing, the day’s worries melt away as you listen to the music and dance. Who knew exercise could be so fun?
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It's SOCIAL & SAFE -- It's dancing with other like-minded people in a smoke free, drug-free & alcohol-free environment. And because everyone is focused on having the same kind of fun -- dancing together -- it creates a non-threatening atmosphere in which one can let their hair down without worrying about what others think. Dancers create friendships that last a lifetime and span all ages from teenagers through octogenarians! And with a dance community that spans the whole world, one can travel just about anywhere, find a square dance club and have fun with new-found friends.