“Styling” from the December 1987 issue of Times Squared

Consistent styling makes the flow of our dancing so much smoother. It’s the difference between dancing and just walking through random patterns.

As a club, we have been dancing sloppily of late (and not so of late). Sometimes it seems as though we are more concerned about getting in the maximum number of twirls, claps, stomps, etc., than in ending up in the correct position at an appropriate distance from one another.

One of the things that happens frequently is that we end up with our square spread out or our line ragged, or our columns all over the place, or our waves looking like a hurricane just passed through. This may, just possible, have something to do with BREAKING DOWN.

Everyone needs to know where you need to be in relation to the other seven dancers in the square. There is a certain precision to square dancing that at times has been missing in our dancing.

KEEP THOSE SQUARES TIGHT!