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High Country Squares party with Teddies

The High Country Squares missed the scheduled Valentine’s dance due to snow, but made up for it a week later with a spectacular “Teddy Bear Dance,” a colorful event in the spirit of unusual square dancing themes.

Everyone present brought a favorite Teddy for a whimsical display and all earned special dangle badges for completing a hilarious dance, holding the Teddies in one hand (and in the case of member Bill Wert, on his shoulders).

There were plenty of chocolates on the snack table and members completed the theme with an array of pink and red attire.

Caller Lloyd Husted made the night a memorable one with his enthusiastic square dance tips. He tells me that he learned to call the higher level maneuvers (called Plus level) before he learned the easier mainstream calls. It really shows when he gets us going — always a pleasure to try and keep up! We like to stretch little to keep in shape mentally and physically, and square dancing is a marvelous way to do it, surrounded by friends and laughter along the way.

One couple from Pagosa attended the Swing into Spring dance in Moab, Utah, featuring callers Dan Nordbye and Richard Berry. Gayle and Jim Hawkins reported that it was a great dance with a good turnout. That is always good news in Square Dance Land.

Coming up on March 12 is our special “Fun Monday” St. Patrick’s Dance in Pagosa with caller Lloyd Husted. Some of our members will attend the regional Four Corners Fling on March 16-18 in Cortez with caller Dale Dockery. These regional dances are a great opportunity to dance with friends from Durango, Farmington, Cortez and beyond.

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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