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PARADE Magazine 3-30-97With its spins, turns, and arm and leg
movements, square dancing can be as good as any other regular exercise
activity-and it's not competetitve, so everyone who participates is a winner.
(Even moderate levels of physical activity- such as brisk walking-for 30
minutes, three times a week, will provide cardiovascular and other health
benefits.) "Square dancing provides the health benefits o fwalking, the mental
stimulation of a chess game and the fun of moving to music, all rolled into one,
just like an aerobic workout." So says Gordon Goss, editor of the National
Square Dance Directory, who calls the pastime "America's best kept secret."
There are now about a million dancers in 10,000 clubs in the U.S., Canada and 40
For a list of dance clubs and activities, send a check
for $11.95 to: National Square Dance Directory, P.O. Box 880, Dept. P, Brandon
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