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An opportunity to learn square dancing in Pagosa

Our community square dance kicked off the beginning lesson season with a bang and some great pie and ice cream as well.

Jim Park kept dancers old and new moving enthusiastically with a basic dance program that was simple to learn and a lot of fun. By the end of the evening, everyone was dancing like a pro with smiles all around. Jim tells me that the beginner lessons that started June 6 will be open to enrollment for two more weeks. Join the High Country Squares for “exercise with a smile”.

Lessons through June 20

Beginner lessons on Monday, June 13 and 20 will be open to everyone, including first time attendees.

Classes go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with our club caller, Jim Park, doing the teaching. Each class is $4 per person. The only requirement is to bring your left and right feet, your enthusiasm, and your sense of humor. All classes are held at the PLPOA Clubhouse at 230 Port Ave.

If you have always wondered what it would be like to square dance, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced teachers in the United States. Singles are welcome and our square dancing “angels” will be there to dance with those who have no regular dancing partner.

Party Under the Peak

Some couples from the High Country Squares Club will drive to Colorado Springs for the 56th Colorado State Square Dance Festival dubbed, “Party Under the Peak.” Square dancers really do know how to party and I’m sure everyone will have a fantastic time. These big festivals are quite a sight, with hundreds of couples in their most colorful attire whirling around the floor with split-second timing and super high energy.

Coming up this weekend, June 10-11, is “Jamboree in the Mountains”, at beautiful Lake Vallecito. Lee Hailey from Glendale, Ariz., will be calling to the delight of the local dancers. Lee is known for his amazing youthful energy, often ending a dance with cartwheels around the dance floor. Favorites Karen and Dick Fisher will be calling Round Dancing as well.

The High Country Squares offers weekly dances, regional dances and a wonderful sense of community for local and visiting dancers. Contact Lorna at 731-5525 for more information.

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