“They do come for the gently aerobic ability that’s needed. For others, once you get there, it’s the social interaction.”
There is little competition in square dancing, Barry said, because everyone works together as a group.
“There’s a lot of holding hands with a partner and people in a circle,” she said. “The friendly interaction that is required to square dance is great for a person’s emotions.”
RIVERSIDE SQUARES 50TH ANNIVERSARY SQUARE DANCE
When: Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: North Shore Community Baptist Church, 9 Hart St., Beverly
Information: Anyone can stop by to watch for free. The club normally dances at All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, 46 Cherry St. in Danvers, and offers 15-week classes twice a year, in September and January, on Wednesday nights. Anyone who would like to join the September class can leave contact information during their visit or call 978-774-8159.