Starting the New Year for 2020, my husband and I wanted something to do in the evening besides sitting and watching the TV.

We found square dancing lessons. I wasn’t sure at first this was for us, but we had nothing to lose, and it was really cheap entertainment, so we jumped right in. In just a few lessons, we realized it was really a lot of fun.

Also the people we were meeting we were really able to connect with. We started going to dances within a 100-mile radius, we were dancing five to six nights a week. We finished lessons in March; right when we finished lessons Covid-19 shut everything down. That was a real letdown, we were meeting a good group of people and having a good time.

After about 9 months of no dancing at all, things started opening back up and dancing was coming back. I thought for sure we would have forgotten all the steps we learned, but honestly, it was like riding a bike. We were able to jump right back in and start dancing.

We have met people from all walks of life, from all different professions, and backgrounds. Really the friendliest people I’ve ever met.

We’ve expanded on our lessons and having the time of our lives. We’ve taken cruises with some of the other couples and it’s been so much fun.

Eventually, we would like to take some ballroom dancing lessons too. Dancing is so much more fun than going to a gym and working out with dumbbells.

I don’t mean I want to be perfect at it or go to the competition, but it really is fun.

I’ve been seeing quite a few younger faces in this season’s lesson, so that’s really encouraging for the younger generation.

There is always lots of food at the dances, and it seems everyone is a really good cook. You don’t have to worry about being hungry, that’s for sure.

I enjoy it, because if I make a mistake it’s not a big deal, and nobody gets upset about it. We just pick up and move on. The people that have been dancing for years are very helpful in explaining the moves and getting you to where you need to be.

We’ve even tried some line dancing, but mutually we enjoy the square dancing the most. Learning the most popular line dance is good to know because they always do the line dances on the cruise ships.

We are actually going on a cruise this year with a bunch of square dancers. We are looking forward to that, all the square dancing you can handle on an eight-day cruise.

I can’t even remember what ports the cruise is going to, I’m just excited about all the dancing we get to do.

So if you’ve never tried square dancing, it is worth trying out, it really is a lot of fun, and the people you meet are more of the older generation, and most genuine.