Square Dancing is a fun way to enjoy both physical and mental exercise, while also gaining a whole new social network of friends. Sometimes called “friendship set to music”, today’s square dance tunes are a mix of traditional, popular, classics, and rock – basically any music with a steady beat. Square dance is walking to the beat in coordination with other dancers. No partners needed for lessons, since an experienced dancer will be on hand to be your partner. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Dances and lessons are held in Baker Community Center.
Bachelors ‘N Bachelorettes
Meets from 8-10:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of January thru May and again from October thru December. Lessons are held on Sunday evening beginning in September.
Fox Valley Mixers
Lessons for inexperienced or new dancers are held every Sunday evening beginning in September at 6:15pm. The first lesson is free. Round dance lessons are also available. Dances for experienced round and square dancers are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, September through May. Rounds are at 7:30pm, Squares 8-10pm
St. Charles Chess Club
Meets every Thursday (except holidays) in Baker Community Center at 7pm for off-hand or speed-chess games. Serious non-rated ladder play games start at 8pm Players consist of beginners to experts, but currently no masters.