Blogger’s Note: This is my personal favorite blog from 2017. I wanted to share it as a look back for this past year. Thank you for being apart of the CCCS family. Happy New Year! Colleen Germann
Sometimes, I ask myself, “Why should I square dance?”
“Why would I be interested in dancing with seven other peeps in a square?”
“Why is this sort of thing so heart pounding, adrenaline rushing, and exciting?”
“Why do I love to listen to the music, and have my toes tapping?”
“Why should anyone not feel welcome when all square dancers are always smiling, asking your name, and wanting to know how long you have been a dancer?”
“Why would anyone take the time to be my “angel” to show me how to square dance?”
“Why are the callers always making sure that all the dancers are happy and keeping up in their squares?”
“Why is square dancing so easy to get hooked on?”
Come to Clinton County Country Squares on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm and have all these “Why’s?” answered after only one lesson. That is all it took for me to become captivated with the art of square dancing! We have lessons at the Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N Nelson Ave, Wilmington, OH.
Thank you for reading this article. I hope that you enjoyed it.
Clinton County Country Squares had 14 new smiles squaring at our 2nd Lesson Class on Tuesday, 9/19. What a delight it was to see so many peeps having such a great lesson and time with Ken Roberts and CCCS!!
Kristen and Katie are both 14 years old and have been best friends since 2008. They know each other so well that hanging out together means just bumming around at home, talking and laughing. Sometimes this laughter would turn into rages of non stop howling. Their moms had to find a way to funnel all this laughter, fun, and energy. Kristen and Katie had the opportunity to learn to square dance together at Clinton County Country Squares in the Fall of 2015.
From the moment that Kristen and Katie entered the realm of square dancing at CCCS, they instantly felt such a ginourmous welcome and happiness that was in the air. Ken Roberts taught Kristen and Katie the most basic square dance moves in the first lesson that made it all seem as if they were dancing on air.
Then along came Deborah and Emma. They completed the four corners of their best friendship. The girls learned to square dance together in their bare feet. Thus creating a reputation throughout the Miami Valley Dance Council as “The Barefoot Bunch!”
Fast forward to present day, and the girls can dance both the man’s and women’s part of square dancing. They know how to round dance too. So, if 4 best friends can learn to square, anyone can!! Please join us at Clinton County Country Squares, 717 N Nelson Ave, Wilmington on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM. CCCS is “Hip to Be Square,” no matter the age, from 9 to 99.
From left to right: Emma, Katie, Kristen and Deb. Their bud Jackie is with them too.
Showed me the way there!
With Ken Roberts on calling;
And line dancing too,
A great time was had,
For me and for you!
The hall is quite cosy,
The food is so grand,
So many nice partners,
To join up in hand!
Five years it has been,
Since that first dance,
Every dance is a pleasure,
With hints of romance!
The charming young ladies,
They dance with such flair,
Such a joy to watch,
Whenever they’re there!
All of the members,
Show style and such grace,
They always will greet you,
With a smile on their face!
As of late we have added,
Sweet Linda on rounds,
With waltz and the two-step,
Such joy will be found!
Come join us on Thursdays
You will never regret,
The food and the people,
Are the best I’ve found yet!
Clinton County Country Squares dances the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of each month from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N Nelson Ave, Wilminton. Please join us!! Everyone is welcome. Lessons will begin on Tuesday, September 12th at 7 PM. We welcome your comments and feedback.