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If you've never been square dancing, you don't know what you've been missing! Just ask the Gold Dust Dancers (seen above). New class starts on Wednesday, February 15th. Be there and be square!

Gold Dust Dancers Offering Beginning Square Dance Lessons

OAKHURST — Get out your dancing shoes and cowboy hats, everyone! The Gold Dust Dancers Square and Line Dance Club is starting a new beginner’s class on Wednesday, February 15th.

Image of the Gold Dust Dancers logo. Dates & Times: Beginner’s class on Wednesdays, February 15th & 22nd and March 1st, 2023, from 7 – 8 p.m.

Main Stream and Plus levels from 8 – 9:30 p.m.

There will also be line dancing from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for only $3.

The first three classes (February 15, 22, and March 1) are FREE.

Image of people square dancing. Each week you will be learning new square dance calls and joining their members to build on exercises for your body and brain.

Come join them for a great social event each week and participate in a fun hobby.

Check them out on Facebook!

Oakhurst Community Center
39800 Fresno Flats Road
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Image of the flyer for the Gold Dust Dancers square dancing lessons.

A Little Bit About Square Dancing

Once upon a time, in a land where people still wore buckled shoes and powdered wigs, square dancing was the hot new trend. It was a time of horse-drawn carriages and courtship that was formal and oh-so proper. People would gather in town squares and dance the night away, flitting and flapping like a bunch of happy chickens in a coop. It was a simpler time, a time when a twirl and a do-si-do were all you needed to have a good time.

Image of people square dancing. But then something happened. Progress, they called it. The world started to change, and people started to forget about the simple pleasures of square dancing. The town squares were replaced by concrete jungles, and the horse-drawn carriages were replaced by automobiles. People stopped wearing powdered wigs and started wearing… well, whatever people wear these days. Square dancing became a relic of a bygone era, a quaint reminder of a time when people actually enjoyed socializing with each other.

But then, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, square dancing made a comeback! People started to realize that they needed something to take their minds off of the stress and turmoil of modern life. They needed a way to connect with each other, to laugh and dance and have a good time. And so, the square dance was reborn.

Image of people square dancing. Nowadays, square dancing is more popular than ever. People gather in community centers and dance halls, dressed in their finest Western wear, ready to do-si-do and swing their partners round and round. It’s a joyous, foot-stomping celebration of life and community, a chance for people to come together and enjoy each other’s company.

But why square dancing, you ask? Well, there are a few reasons. For one, it’s a great workout. Square dancing is a full-body workout that will get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. It’s a great way to get some exercise and have a good time at the same time.

Another reason is that it’s just plain fun! Square dancing is a blast. It’s a chance to let loose and be silly, to spin and twirl and dance the night away. It’s a chance to connect with other people, to laugh and have a good time, and to forget about the troubles of the world.

Image of people square dancing. And finally, square dancing is a great way to preserve history. Square dancing has been around for hundreds of years, and it’s a great way to keep our heritage alive. By dancing the same steps and patterns that our ancestors did, we’re keeping their memory alive and honoring their traditions.

So, if you’re looking for a fun and unique way to get some exercise, connect with others, and preserve history, look no further than square dancing! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, there’s a place for you on the dance floor. So put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner, and get ready to twirl and do-si-do your way into the history books!

Check out this great video series on how to square dance! 

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