Square Wheelers offer more of a good thing this fall

Introductory square dance lessons are available at three locations in Surrey this fall.

The Surrey Square Wheelers have teamed up with Surrey Leisure Services to offer introductory lessons at three locations this fall.

People in search of an activity that combines fitness, fancy footwork and socializing are in luck this fall.

Introductory square dance lessons are now available at three locations in Surrey, with the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre joining the Cloverdale Rec Centre and Port Kells Hall in offering this fun-filled activity to the city.

It’s more of a good thing. Proponents say square dancing reduces stress, improves health, stimulates the mind and introduces you to new friends while providing a great time.

It’s a low-impact route to fitness and it’s a weight-bearing exercise that’s known to increase blood flow and lung capacity. It also improves balance and coordination, mental ability and reduces stress and age-related memory loss.

You’ll also meet new friends while square dancing, and have fun.

Contact the Surrey Square Wheelers or Surrey Leisure Services to find out more.

Register online, using WebReg at Surrey.ca, by phone: PhoneReg at 604-501-5100, or register in person at one of the following locations:

  • The Surrey Square Wheelers Square Dance Club meets at Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88 Avenue, Surrey, Wednesday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 604-809-1703 or jendor@telus.net.
  • Surrey Leisure Services, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street, Surrey, offers square dancing lessons eight Thursdays, starting Oct. 5 (from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Info: 604-598-7960 or Surrey Leisure Guide.
  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 134358 107A Avenue, Surrey, offers eight Wednesdays (7-9 p.m.), starting Oct. 4. Info: 604-598-5898.