Dancing into a new season

Local dancers took their art outside and down the river as they prepared for another busy season.

  • Sep. 13, 2013 5:00 a.m.

After a paddling adventure

Local dancers took their art outside and down the river as they prepared for another busy season.

The Ta’Lana Twirlers paired up with dancers from Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Vernon for adventure filled with fun and dancing.

The group recently took to the water, paddling down the Thompson River from Chase to Pritchard.

This is an annual event which brings together large groups of dancers from around the Shuswap and beyond. It is used as a way to gear up for the upcoming square-dancing season which begins this month.

While the group of enthusiastic paddlers, consisting of local square and round dancers, were enjoying their day on the water, they decided a much-needed dance break was in order.

The adventurers pulled to the side for some dancing fun along the sandy beaches.

A number of paddlers could be seen showing off their dance moves in the water, while others lounged on the sandy beach of Banana Island.

The water will soon be chilling and these adventurers will be taking their moves to the dance floor.

There are two clubs in the Shuswap area.

The Ta’Lana Twirlers meet on Thursday evenings starting Sept. 26 at the Blind Bay Hall from 7:30  to 9:30 p.m. On Oct. 3, there is a potluck at 5:30 p.m., followed by an introduction to square dancing for beginners.  Three free lessons in modern square dance will also be given on Oct. 10, 17, and 24 if there is enough interest.

The Salmon Arm dance group resumed this week and will run Wednesdays at  7:30 p.m,. at the Fifth Avenue Senior’s Activity Centre on 170 Fifth Ave. SE. They will also offer free lessons.

Salmon Arm caller Don Krebs and Peter Weel, the caller in Blind Bay, are experienced teachers who make square dancing a fun and friendly activity.

For more information regarding the new season with the Ta’Lana Twirlers at the Blind Bay Hall, please email sandibic@telus.net or call Graham or Sandi  at 250-675-2325. This who would like tot know more about the Salmon Arm Squares are asked to e-mail brendacanwetalk@hotmail.com or call Brenda at 250-832-1541 or Lori at 250-832-4417.




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