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Riley Wranglers lessons begin Wednesday, September 27 and usually continue through April.  Lessons are from 7:30 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 rileywranglers@juno.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.

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Round Dance Lessons

Riley Wranglers will also offer rounds dance lessons, which will be held before the square dance lessons.  Round dance lessons will start on September 27, but start at 6:00.  We will start with basic rounds, unless we have only intermediate dancers.

 

More information on Round Dancing

Round dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing. Instead of a caller, you have a cuer that "cues" (or tells) the dancers what the next dance step is. Unlike square dancing where the dance steps are "called" on the fly, each round dance has been pre-written (choreographed) to the music. Different types of musical rhythms are played including waltzes, two steps, foxtrots, cha cha's, etc. Most, but not all square dancers also do rounds.  Most square dance clubs include rounds, so that the dancers have a different type of dancing for the evening. The rounds are usually done between square dance tips. Round dancing is a more elegant type of dancing, and is also much fun. Cost is also $4