What is Round Dancing? Round dancing is best described as choreographed ballroom dancing for couples. It is a social, non-competitive activity, for fun rather than competition. On the dance floor, choreography is directed verbally by a round dance cuer, enabling all couples on the floor to dance the same steps at the same time. There is no need to memorize routines and no prize for being perfect. Music and Rhythms Regular ballroom music is used including Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Two Step, West Coast Swing, and Tango; new rhythms are added as one progresses through the levels. Clothing We dress informally for classes. It is recommended to have a good pair of leather soled shoes. For visiting other clubs and special occasions, we generally dress up a little more. How do you get started? The dance season usually runs from September through to the end of April.
BEGINNER’S ROUND DANCE LESSONS Regina’s best kept secret: Round dancing is cued and choreographed ballroom dancing – in these beginner’s lessons, you’ll learn waltz and two-step with the potential to do foxtrot, jive, rumba, cha, tango and more! COMMENCING - each September PLACE - to be determined for fall 2020. Please contact Ron as below for venue information. REGULAR VENUE - St. Matthew School Gym, 4710 Castle Rd, Regina (Entrance is behind the School – either park on street and walk between the school and St Martin’s Church or park behind St. Martin's Church and walk across to the gym doors)
Note: This is a couple’s activity so you will need a partner. Singles are welcome but must bring a partner to dance with. For more information: Call Ron 306 586-5489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Updated Schedule for the year 2020-2021. Dancing resumes on Monday September 21, 2020 The cost is $50 per person or $100 per couple per semester plus a Regina Community Association membership of $5 per household if dancers don't already have a membership. We are a Direct Program of the South Zone Recreation Board, and we are also supported by Saskatchewan Lotteries.
For this Covid-19 season, everyone must wear a mask at all times. Don't come if you are not well. You will always dance with your same partner and chairs will be placed in pairs and separated from other pairs by 2m. Bring your own water bottle. Hand sanitizer will be available. Surfaces will be sanitized before and after dancing. The BEGINNERS (new dancers) begin on Sept 21 at 6:30, and will learn basic round dance waltz. Basic round dance two step will begin after Christmas. Note, our two step is QQS - this is not country two step QQSS!
The CLUB will be reviewing higher level waltz, jive, foxtrot, cha, and rumba this fall and learning bolero starting on Sept 21 at 8:00 p.m.
There will be no intermediate group this year because of the difficulty finding a venue for dancing. If we can return to our regular venue before the end of the 2020-21 season, then we may reinstitute Tuesday evening for intermediate dancers.
Date for the start up in the fall 2020 is Monday, September 21, 2020