WELL! THE FORTIETH TENNESSEE STATE CONVENTION IS OVER -- AND WHAT A FABULOUS CONVENTION IT WAS! NOW WE ARE LEFT WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF GREAT TIMES AND FUN FELLOWSHIP WITH OLD FRIENDS & NEW -- AND LOOKING FORWARD EAGERLY TO NEXT YEAR'S CONVENTION! IF YOU DIDN'T GET TO GO THIS YEAR, BE SURE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR -- IF YOU DID ATTEND, I HOPE YOU HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DANCE WITH OUR OWN JACK ROSENBERGER -- HE REALLY ROCKED THE HALL! AND WHEN HE & EVAN PAULEY GOT TOGETHER, WHAT AN EXPLOSION OF FUN & ENERGY. CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THOSE TWO TOGETHER AGAIN ON NEXT MONTH'S "LOAD THE BOAT" CRUISE. THERE WERE "OOOHS" AND "AAAHHS" OVER THE DECORATIONS BY GWYN, DUSTY AND CREW. FOLKS ARE STILL SHARING AND COMMENTING ON THE WONDERFUL PICTURES BEA TOOK -- ALONG WITH BABY HUEY! SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th WILL BE OUR "SCHOOL DAZE" DANCE AND WE INVITE EVERYONE TO COME OUT AND ENJOY A FUN EVENING OF DANCING TO JACK & RALPH. SECRET CITY SQUARES WILL GO "DARK" IN SEPTEMBER WHILE MANY OF OUR MEMBERS SET SAIL FOR JAMAICA, COZUMEL AND OTHER PORTS OF CALL! JOIN US AGAIN OCTOBER 11 FOR OUR "FALL COLORS" DANCE! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY!
*** CHECK OUT THE PICTURES FROM OUR DANCES & DEMOS! (Click on the slide show button below the picture to view the album -- the "speed" is adjustable.) ***
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.