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 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: St. Matthew School Gym, 4710 Castle Rd, Regina (Entrance is behind the School – either park on street and walk down between the school and St Martin’s Church or park behind St. Martins 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 2019-20. Dancing resumes on Monday September 16, 2019. 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.
The BEGINNERS (new dancers) begin on Sept 16 at 6:30, and will learn basic round dance waltz. Basic round dance two step will begin after Christmas. Note, the two step is QQS - this is not country two step QQSS!
The CLUB will be reviewing jive, foxtrot, cha, and rumba this fall and learning slow two-step starting on Sept 16 at 8:00 p.m.
We also began a new INTERMEDIATE program in 2018 on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 for dancers who had been through our waltz and two step lessons and needed more floor time to consolidate their learning. This group will continue this fall, starting Sept 17, and we will review rumba and cha and start on foxtrot.
Date for the start up in the fall 2019 is Monday, September 16, 2019