Debra Schmidt of the Sand Dollars Square Dancing Club dancing during the open house at the Bradley Centre on Sept. 16. This Sunday and for the following 10 weeks

Square dancing lessons in Coombs

Debra and Ray Schmidt of Sand Dollars Square Dance Club will be teaching weekly classes at the Bradley Centre

Grab your partner — or if you don’t have a partner, that’s all right too — and get ready to learn how to square dance.

Debra and Ray Schmidt of Sand Dollars Square Dance Club will be teaching weekly classes at the Bradley Centre (975 Shearme Rd.) in Coombs from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sundays. The classes will run for the next 11 weeks, and the cost is $60 for the entire 11 classes.

Debra, a caller and cuer, said they hold classes every year, starting in September and runningthrough to December.

“We have classes until Christmas, and then we let them start dancing with the club,” Debra said. “We want them dancing with everyone, so they can meet new people.”

The Sand Dollars Square Dance Club is now going into its 26th year in the area.

The club meets every first and third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Debra said anyone is welcome, although they’re usually looking for people over the age of 10. She said they can usually fit about four squares — there’s eight people per square — in the hall, but she added it will hold about 12 squares.

“The more we have the better it is,” Debra said. “It’s more fun that way.”

Debra said that people don’t have to join as a couple. She said that people can come as singles, adding that they will make sure everyone has a partner when they get there.

For the classes, Debra said to wear casual clothes, but people are welcome to dress up.

But she added to wear comfortable shoes since people will be on their feet and dancing for more than an hour.

“Square dancing is more walking,” she said. “You can walk about five miles in a night.”

Debra and Ray joined the club in 2004 and she said her husband started calling a few years later, but she only started herself a few years ago.

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