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    May 11
    Dark. No dance.

    May 25
    Terry Halley, caller
    Ken Prattt, cuer

    The Checkerboard Squares dance at the Rockwood Grange, located at 183rd and Southeast Stark Street between the Taco Time restaurant and the Motel 6 in Gresham, Ore. Admission: $5 for non-members.

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Try a Junk Night Theme for Fun Square Dance

Local thrift stores will love this theme. So will church rummage sale operators and folks holding garage sales. The idea is that everyone at the dance wears the tackiest clothes he or she can find (or buy).

The caller and cuer sing and play down-and-out songs about unpaid bills, lost love, and human misery.

The club serves junk food at the break. Decorations consist of items such as a dead tree and garbage cans.

This unique idea comes from the 59th national square dance festival in Louisville. A seminar, “Fun dances are successful dances” by Tom Davis, Jerry Junck and Nick Hartley presented ideas to make square dances fun. The club that tried the junk night theme found that people loved the dance and really got into the theme.


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