Riley Wranglers lessons begin Wednesday, September 16 and continue through April.
Lessons are from 7 to 9 PM at Cumberland United Methodist Church, 219 N Muessing
St., Cumberland, IN. The first lesson is free, and lessons after that are $4 per
person. If possible, bring a partner. For more information, e-mail us at email@example.com
or call 765-763-6289.
Square dancing is where 4 couples dance in a ‘square’. A couple consists of a man
and a woman and they are also considered ‘partners’. A square consists of one couple
stationed on each of the four sides of the square. Everyone starts by facing the
center of the square. Each couple consists of a man and a woman with the man standing
on the left. The actual sex of the dancer is unimportant as long as everyone remembers
who is the "boy" and who is the "girl". Each member of a couple is the other member's
partner. The lady on a man's left is his corner, and likewise the man on a lady's
right is her corner. Couples are numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4 starting with the couple
closest to the caller and moving counterclockwise. Couples 1 and 3 are the heads
(which usually either have their back to the caller or are standing facing the caller),
and 2 and 4 are the sides.
From this formation all types of ‘calls’ can be made. Examples of calls you would
hear could be in the list below. Just remember–when watching square dancing it may
look complex, but in actuality it is a series of ‘small’ moves called and said together
to make a flow of movements.
Circle Left / Circle Right
Forward & Back
Right and Left Grand
Stars (Right-hand / Left-hand)
Weave the Ring
Click here for an animated view of all types of Square Dance Calls