CONWAY — Mount Washington Valley Stompers Square and Round Dancing Club will be offering two-step lessons, beginning on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Conway Community Center in North Conway.

New dancers will only be accepted on Feb. 2 and 9. Robert and Rachel Boudrow will be teaching 10 classes on several Sunday afternoons through May 17.

Classes are scheduled for the following dates: Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, March 8, March 15, March 29, April 5, April 19, May 3 and May 17.

Round dancing is choreographed ballroom dancing. The moves are written to a certain piece of music and the cuer prompts you through the sequence. Two-step and waltz are usually the first rhythms taught. Other rhythms include waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, jive and tango.

The cuer stands in the front of the room, telling the dancers what steps to do as the music is playing. The cueing allows the dancers to dance to many dances without having to memorize the choreography.

Unlike freestyle ballroom dancing, the man does not have to think of what figures he wants to do to the music being played. He does not have to lead the woman to do the figures he has chosen.

Partners are recommended, but several singles can pair up. Dress in comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely. Plan to bring a pair of comfortable, soft-soled shoes to change into for dancing. The shoes should allow you to slide on the floor as you dance.

No experience is necessary. This is not “Dancing with the Stars.” There are no ratings or no judges.

Students will be notified if scheduled classes are cancelled for any reason. The cost for each lesson is $10 per dancer.

The Mount Washington Valley Stompers Square and Round Dancing Club have been bringing dancing to the Mount Washington Valley since 1972.

For more information, contact Debbie Tillberg at (603) 694-2080 or email grambeedeb@yahoo.com or contact Carrie Burkett at the North Conway Community Center at 78 Norcross Circle, North Conway, NH 03860 or (603) 356-2096

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