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November 17, 2016 12:00 AM

SQUARE DANCING Give it a whirl!

By Esther Boyce
Modern western square dancing is a series of fast-paced puzzles that dancers complete by stepping around each other to the beat of lively music.
More than 100 dancers from across Saskatchewan hustled to strident tunes and the calling skills of Ray Rosler and Allan Zweirschke as members of the Lloydminster Chain & Circle Dance Club hosted the 37th Annual Saskatchewan Square & Round Dance Weekend at the Legacy Centre this past weekend. 
Workshops were held for three styles of dance: clogging, round dancing and modern western square dancing.
A highlight for many was learning how to execute the Grand Sweep, a somewhat advanced call.
The improvised wooden flooring for the clogging room was generously donated by Nelson Lumber and the delicious catered meals, which included gluten-free options, were prepared and served by Haute Cuisine Catering. Mutual admiration developed as the Legacy Line Dancers effectively showcased their preferred dance form after the Saturday banquet.
An impressive milestone was marked when 90-year-old Art Bexson was presented with an award for his tireless participation and support of square dancing in and around Lloydminster since 1962.
For a chance to try square dancing, call Kendall Smith, 306-825-3770, or Kay Hauer 780-875-2761.
Alternatively, just show up Monday evenings—except long weekends—at 5101 46 St., and use the back door to enter.
The first evening is free, $5 thereafter.
Remember, no partner is required and comfortable apparel is the norm.

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