Posted by Karen (karen) on Jul 05 2013 at 8:45 PM

If you think:  "I did it in grade/high school gym and that was enough," or "It's just for retired people," or "You have to wear weird costumes," think again!!  Square dancing, now known as "Modern Western Square Dancing", is a great way to exercise both your body and your brain, meet new people in a friendly setting and have such a good time dancing that your cheeks hurt after smiling and laughing so much.

As a recent graduate of square dance lessons, I can say that my life literally took a turn for the better soon after I started taking turns around the dance floor at the Westport Town Hall (5399 Mary Lake Road, Waunakee, off County Highway M, north of Madison) home of the Westport Squares.

Westport Squares, Madison's premier square dance club, will again offer square dance lessons on Sunday evenings from 7:30-8:30 beginning September 20 and running through mid-March 2010.  The first two lessons are free; after that the cost is $4.00 per person for adults ($2.00 for those under 18).  Square dance attire is not required for lessons; any comfortable clothing is appropriate!  Dancers frequently wear shorts and sandals when it's hot!  Free refreshments are served after every lesson.

No matter how young or old you are, or what previous dance experience you may have had, come and join us for a great new fun experience that just might change your life for the better!!  Come and learn to dance what has been called "one of the world's greatest social mixers".  If you decide at any time during the 6 months of lessons that it's not for you, there is no obligation to continue.  However, you are virtually guaranteed to have a good time while you make new friends and learn to be a square dancer.  You do not need a partner:  experience dancers, known as "angels", are literally right there beside you helping you to learn by being your partner during the lessons.  Come by yourself, with your family, or with a friend to enjoy a great time on Sunday evenings while you learn to be a hip square dancer.