SQUARE DANCE IN GENEVA !!!
Bösingen Swiss Meeting 2005
TEXAS STAR (GENEVA-SWITZERLAND)
For the moment the club is on 'sleeping mode'
If you want more informations, please contact us for the entrance code. Thanks
But what is square dancing ?
The square dance come originally from France, where the people were used to dance "la quadrille". They exported that dance during the colonisation of the Americas and the meeting between that dance and the folkore from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland gave something typically american : the square dance.
Here are some explanations :
To practice square dancing, you need to be four couples, disposed around an imaginary square. Each couple is along one border of the square, facing inside, and has therefore another couple in front.
Then, the dancers have to do the figures that are called by the M.C., who's called a "Caller". There are several levels, and every time you know a complete set of figures (e.g. MAINSTREAM 70 and PLUS 30 figures more), you're able to go and have a dance with partners from all over the world in the Jamborees that happen every time 'round the earth.
Practicing square dancing is something very funny and what I think is the most powerful plus is that the rules and the figures are the same all over the world... You're from Germany and the others from Great Britain... Don't Worry, you'll still be able to have fun in dancing with them because they'll dance like you.... Incredibly Cosmopolitan huh ?
Links / Liens
Square dance Suisse (www.squaredance.ch)
Line Dancing in Geneva avec Annie Mc Corth !
et le club des "New Country Smokin' Boots" !
If you have any question or comment, you can mail me : chairperson Angelika.
Last, but not least, here's the adress of our chairperson :
Route des Terasses 195
F-74160 B OSSEY
Tel : ++ 33 450 43 71 30