American Square Dance Club
Lune Valley Ocean Wavers
Lune Valley Ocean Wavers is an American Square Dance club with up to 100 members . The Club offers American Square Dancing from beginner up to plus levels. The club meets in The Centre @ Halton on Mondays (7.30pm to 10pm) for beginners and Mainstream and the next level, Plus, at the Caton Institute on Fridays.
Lune Valley Ocean Wavers Club, recruits new dancers every two years, allowing our previously recruited dancers time to hone their newly learned skill. Our club is the only Square Dance Club in the area which will have beginners classes this year.
The Club also holds dancing events for the whole club which are attended by visiting square dancers from throughout the UK and other countries. These are usually held at The Centre @ Halton because of the larger number of dancers.The majority of our members come from Lancaster & Morecambe area but some are from Lytham, Hambleton, Garstang, Preston, Kendal, Keswick etc.
Square dancing is a worldwide hobby that keeps both body and especially the mind fit and healthy.
A recent health study on dementia and Alzheimer’s suggested that dancing and learning something new, noting Square Dancing in particular, was an excellent way to help to combat these diseases. While keeping supple and having fun you will probably learn and remember hundreds of moves from various positions over the course of your first two years.
Beginners Taster Sessions
Our Beginners, weekly Monday evening of Basic and Mainstream classes starts with two FREE sessions on 22 and 29th October. Dancing starts 7.30 and ends at 10pm.
This will allow you to get a feel of what it’s all about. You have to be patient as it takes quite a while to learn all the moves in each level but everyone is very friendly and helpful – and boy do you feel self-satisfaction when you get it right. By joining the club you will have a laugh, meet new friends, have fun and form lasting friendships. We have even had several engagements and a few weddings among our long time members.
We have found that our under 30 dancers and especially the teens, learn very quickly, whilst the over 60 learn at a steadier pace. Everyone is different but they all reach their goals and more importantly have a great time while learning to Square Dance.
I hope that you will come in October to join us to learn Modern American Square dancing, Carol Holman – Lune Valley Ocean Wavers Chair.
Contact Sheila on tel: 01524 411439 or Carol on tel: 01524 811444.