Marshfield HoeDowners to hold open house, invite new members
By Cindy and Terry Prust
Marshfield HoeDowners Club Presidents
MARSHFIELD — The fastest growing square dance club in central Wisconsin is the Marshfield HoeDowners. It does not matter what season. Spring, summer, fall, and winter are the seasons for square dancing as it offers a social activity for all ages and genders, both singles and couples.
Today’s modern square dance is not what one may remember or have read about from years ago, and it is most certainly not what you may have experienced in a high school gym class. Modern square dancing is constantly changing, using square dance patterns set to today’s music of many styles like rock, pop, swing, country, and religious.
Square dancing has been undergoing a revival. The social aspect, as well as being a fun source of exercise for both the body and the mind, has created a new interest in the activity.
According to the American Heart Association, square dancing boosts enthusiasm and optimism, releases tension, helps with relaxation and sleep, tones muscles, and can help you control your weight and handle stress.
The active lifestyle that square dancing promotes attracts members to the HoeDowners Square Dance Club from all over. Members not only come from Marshfield but also from several surrounding areas. Some members use every Wednesday night dance as a “date night” or a time to break away from the daily/weekly routine of their jobs and other chores to spend time with others in a fun, active, and social atmosphere.
The club also hosts monthly potluck dinners, pie and ice cream socials, an annual food drive, service dances at area retirement centers, a camperee in the fall, holiday theme dances, a barn dance, and a day of snowshoeing.
The Marshfield HoeDowner’s open house and free nights of dance instructions will be on Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 at the Lincoln Town Hall, located on Falcon Road just south of County Road H, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to come, watch the dancers, enjoy the friendliness of the club, and give square dancing a try.
After watching and seeing how much fun square dancing can be, please come each week to continue with the progressive instructions. No special clothing or attire is required, just a desire to have fun with friendly people.
For more information contact Terry or Cindy Prust at 715-659-4692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.