Do you want to learn how to square dance? The Moose Jaw Town and Country Square Dancers will be offering free classes. 

The classes will be taking place at St. Mary School, located at 720 Fifth Ave. SW, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. The classes are free of charge. 

Valerie Wright with the Town and Country Square Dancers said it is an activity where you get to meet new people and it is also a great workout. 

“There have been some who have commented that they have made 7,000 to 10,000 steps in a two-hour evening and that is dancing every tip and most tips are 10 to 12 minutes and there are about seven of them in an evening, sometimes eight depending on whether you’re teaching or not,” Wright said. 

The classes are open to new square dancers and you don’t need previous experience. Wright said it is very easy to pick up. 

“You don’t need to be able to worry about fancy footwork because there isn’t any. You are basically walking to music, and if you can tap your toe, you will be able to square dance. Our biggest hang-up in square dancing, I would dare to say, is knowing our left from our right and if we did get it correct every time it would take all of the fun out of it,” she said. 

There is also no age limit when it comes to the lessons. Wright is hoping to see a younger crowd take part. 

“We learn things quicker when we’re younger and if we want to get older, we need to stay active. That’s why we have people on the square dance floor that have made it into their 80s and their 90s because they’ve been square dancing for 30 or 40 or 50 years,” Wright commented. 

For more information or to sign up for the classes, contact Marcia Wiman at 306-681-8648. 

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