Woodinville Square Crows

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In a Nutshell

Students learn to do-si-do in a progression of basic to advanced moves, gaining the confidence to dance at square-dance clubs & conventions

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for 1 lesson per week. Classes must be used by the same person. Must start lessons on 1/15/13 or 3/12/13. Classes must be used consecutively. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for 8 weeks of square-dancing lessons (a $56 value)
  • $40 for 16 weeks of square-dancing lessons (a $112 value)

Students learn 40 basic moves during the first 8 weeks of lessons, and can participate at special student-level dances in the area upon completion. Those who opt for the 16-week option will learn 28 additional moves during the second eight weeks, completing the mainstream square dance level. Upon completion of the 16 weeks, students can gain the moves and confidence to dance at square-dancing clubs in the Puget Sound area, and even move on to compete at regional and higher-level square-dance conventions.

Classes run two hours and take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Students should wear casual clothing and comfortable, low-heeled shoes. Classes are designed for couples, singles, or teens. The Woodinville Square Crows can you find you a dance partner at the lesson. Students must start lessons on January 15 or March 12.

The Woodinville Square Crows

On Tuesday evenings, members of the Woodinville Square Crows convene to do-si-do the evening away. Founded as a non-profit dedicated to spreading the fellowship of square dancing one call at a time, the club stages its welcoming dances in a quaint studio with wooden walls, wooden floors, and white draperies on the windows. The crowd is typically multigenerational, and the mood is lighthearted as partners spin through the social dance. Organized into "squares" of four couples each, dancers follow the whims of the caller, who choreographs the dance on the fly by calling out the names of simple dance moves to form ever-shifting formations and patterns. Emphasizing cooperation and attentiveness over foot placement and weight shifting, each dance is the unique product of its participants camaraderie and creativity; in fact, no two are alike.

The club sponsors a 16-week program of lessons, with the first eight weeks dedicated to basic moves and the second eight weeks dedicated to linking those moves with additional connecting moves. In addition, the Woodinville Square Crows also spread the love of the dancing with parties held on the first and third Friday of each month, and even organize caravans to the dances hosted by other area clubs to foster fellowship in the larger square dance community.

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