Square and Round Dancing in Newtown
The Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club was founded over 50 years ago by a group of Congregational Church members with the aid of local caller Bob Paris. We are a group of friendly people who enjoy and promote western style square and round dancing. Modern square dancing is a mental and physical challenge. It is dancing, it is thinking, it is teamwork. You can't do it by one's or two's. Moving in rhythm to the music keeps you physically fit. Reacting quickly to the square dance caller's calls keeps you mentally on your toes. And your team of eight dancers depends on you to keep those toes moving.
Join the fun!
Come to our Open Houses in September. ( check out the Calendar. ) We begin square dance lessons in the Fall. Classes are generally on Tuesday nights, except during the summer, at the Masonic Hall in Sandy Hook, CT. Stop in, take a look, and join the fun.
Our regular dances are on the first and third Fridays of each month, except during the summer, usually at the Emond Town Hall in Newtown, Connecticut. Most dances are at the Plus level, with rounds, with an advanced tip at the break.
The Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club celebrated their 50th anniversary with a special dance at 8 PM on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, CT. The callers were Bruce McCue of Wethersfield, CT, and Jack O'Leary of Iowa. The round dance cuer was Sue Lucibello of Guilford, CT. In spite of the weather and power outages, we had a great turnout, and expect to continue another 50.
We are a Hearing Assist Club
We now have hearing assist equipment for the use of members and guests. We will be transmitting the voice of callers and cuers on the Callerlab recomended frequency of 72.9 MHz. We have a limited number of recievers for trial, but we expect regular users to purchase their own recievers. Please bring your own ear buds or ear phones.