Thursday, January 21, 2010

Have a Ball at Local Roots!

Winter weather got you down? Looking for ways to stay warm? Local Roots has an idea to perk up your spirits -- and pick up your feet: an old-time dance in the market building.

This Saturday (the 23rd) from 7 PM to 10 PM, Local Roots will host the Midwinter Snow Ball, an old-time dance featuring contras, squares, and other set dances for all ages. Local callers (and Local Roots members) Bill Alkire and Susan English will call the dances, and local band Pocketful o'Gimmick will provide the lively music to set your feet tapping.

The first hour of the dance will feature "talls and smalls," dances designed to partner children and grown-ups -- a special treat for families! Every tall person must dance with a "small" one to share in the fun.

The remaining dances will encourage people 10 years and up to join in the fun. Each dance will be "called" or taught step by step, so no experience is necessary. Dress comfortably, wear rubber-soled shoes (they'll be much more comfortable on the concrete floor), and bring your energy!

Admission for the event will be:

$3 for Local Roots members
$5 for non-members
$1 for youth 10 and under

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers (including some of the fantastic foods from Local Roots!).

Come join us -- we're sure you'll have a ball!

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