Square dancing groups combine their efforts for lessons

Free open house will be held Sept. 26 at St. Philip-by-the-Sea Church hall in Lantzville

Square dancers are getting together to form a square, and newcomers are welcome to get involved.

According to a press release from the Travelling Squares, that group has joined forces with the Amalgam-Eighters square dance group to offer lessons this fall.

“It is fun and a great way to meet friends as well as having tremendous health benefits,” the press release notes, adding that square dancing’s roots can be traced back to the 16th century.

“Square dancing has evolved and is still evolving with changes in movements, dress and music,” the release notes. “Music can range from classical to country to pop.”

A free open house will be held Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Philip-by-the-Sea Church hall, 7113 Lantzville Rd., and lessons will follow at the same location with the first two lessons free. No experience is necessary and anyone is welcome.

For information, call 250-758-7264 or visit www.travellingsquares.squaredance.bc.ca.

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