THANKS TO ALL THE DANCERS WHO BRAVED THE COLD TO ATTEND OUR VALENTINE'S DANCE -- IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN COLD OUTSIDE BUT THE DANCING WAS HOT! WE WERE ESPECIALLY FORTUNATE TO HAVE POPULAR CALLER EVAN PAULEY STOP BY TO VISIT AND CALL A TIP FOR US! ALONG WITH JACK AND RALPH, WE HAD A WONDERFUL EVENING OF DANCING! DON'T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR "ST. PATRICK'S DANCE" ON MARCH 8. JUST A REMINDER THAT SECRET CITY SQUARES WILL BE HOSTING THIS YEAR'S COUNCIL DANCE AT THE SDI HALL IN KNOXVILLE, SPONSORED BY THE COUNCIL OF EAST TENNESSEE ON MARCH 29! TWO HALLS OF DANCING, FEATURING PLUS AND MAINSTREAM TIPS, ROUND DANCING AND LINES WITH SOME OF THIS AREA'S BEST CALLERS AND CUERS! DON'T MISS IT! HOPE TO SEE YOU ACROSS THE SQUARE!
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WELCOME TO THE SECRET CITY SQUARES' HOME PAGE
Who are SQUARE DANCERS? People who grew up but never forgot how to relax and have fun! People with enough affection to share with others who delight in music and fellowship. They may not agree on politics, religion or the arts; they may not agree on foods to eat or cars to drive -- but they all agree on the sense of community they share and the smiles on their faces when they hear, "Square 'em up!" or "Yellow Rock!"
Western square dance was declared "Tennessee State Dance" in 1980; in 1982, the 97th U.S. Congress unanimously passed a resolution designating square dance as the national folk dance of the U.S. Today, square dancing is taught -- in English -- around the world and truly unites us in a global activity!
Square dancing has long been endorsed for its benefits to physical, mental and emotional well-being. We invite you to visit the Secret City Squares at one of our monthly dances at the YWCA in Oak Ridge, TN. We dance every second Saturday of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Lessons are available every Tuesday, beginning at 7:00. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age -- if you can walk, you can square dance.