WHAT A FALL & WINTER SEASON IT HAS BEEN SO FAR! MANY OF US WENT ON THE SEPTEMBER "LOAD THE BOAT" CRUISE AND WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME WE HAD! SIGHTSEEING, SHOPPING, ZIP-LINING, SWIMMING, PARASAILING. THANKS TO EVAN & JACK FOR SOME GREAT DANCING. WE RETURNED HOME AND SETTLED IN TO DANCING AND BANNER-RAIDING. WHILE WE WERE BUSY HAVING FUN, THE YWCA BUILDING (WHERE WE DANCE) WAS SOLD! UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE FORCED TO CANCEL OUR CHRISTMAS DANCE! THE GOOD FOLKS OUT AT CLAXTON COUNTRY SQUARES OFFERED US THE USE OF THEIR FACILITY WHILE WE SEARCHED FOR A NEW HOME. WE STARTED OFF THE NEW YEAR THERE WITH A PACKED HOUSE! IN THE MEANTIME GWYN ROSENBERGER MANAGED TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR US! BEGINNING MARCH 14 WE WILL BE DANCING IN THE OAK RIDGE CIVIC CENTER -- CENTRALLY LOCATED AT 1401 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE, ACROSS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL! BEGINNING WITH THAT DANCE (MARCH 14) OUR DANCE HOURS WILL CHANGE TO 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. WE INVITE EVERYONE TO CELEBRATE OUR "HEARTS & FLOWERS DANCE" ON VALENTINE'S DAY (FEBRUARY 14) AT THE CLAXTON COMMUNITY CENTER -- EDGEMOOR ROAD IN CLAXTON. THEN BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR MARCH 14 "OPEN HOUSE" AT OUR NEW HOME -- HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO GALLERY!
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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 Civic Center in Oak Ridge, TN. We dance every second Saturday of the month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Beginning again in September, lessons will be available every Tuesday, beginning at 7:00. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age -- if you can walk, you can square dance.