Round dancing is best described as choreographed ballroom dancing for couples. It is a social, non-competitive activity, for fun rather than competition. On the dance floor the dancers are directed verbally by us the round dance cuers. We will guide the dancers through a routine eliminating the need to memorize the whole dance. There is no need for perfection as dancing is for fun while at the same time being challenging for the mind and body.
The music used is pretty much the same as that used in “regular” ballroom dancing. Rhythms include Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Twostep, Tango, to name just a few. While ballroom dancing is “freestyle”, in round dancing each piece of music has a specific routine written for it! Over the last 50 years there has been tens of thousands of dances written.
Round Dancers learn from day one to associate each dance step with a figure name. This makes it easier to teach future routines as the dancer builds up a repertoire of figures. When the music is played a couple follow the cues that are spoken over the microphone by the Cuer. It is this aspect that makes Round Dancing especially unique.
Round Dancing is no more complicated than many other activities. New dancers include those who have never danced before in their lives, dancers who have done other dancing and people of all ages. Round dances and round dance clubs have a well-defined system of identifying the skill level needed for particular dances, so each dancer can find their own “comfort zone”.
Whirl & Twirl is a growing club which welcomes in people of all ages. It offers a family atmosphere with the opportunity to dance in a safe caring environment.
Dancers learn at their own pace with no pressure placed upon them.
Our round dance cuers will give guidance and advise when ever it is needed.
The club holds social events through out the year and encourages it's members to invite family to come along for the social occasions.
Please come and join us.
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