Page 3 of 24 Oct 1970 Issue of Beatrice Daily Sun in Beatrice, Nebraska

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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - October 24, 1970, Beatrice, Nebraska Bill Spidell pictured and Ken Mccartney both of Lincon have been calling for break and swing club Square dances for 15 years. Both Bill and Ken also teach the Square dancing lessons held each thursday at Riverside Park Pavillion. The callers Are a necessary part of the Square dance As they Call directions As to the action of the dancers. Sun photo an initiation dance for seven new Square dance coup Les now members of the break and swing club was held thursday oct. 15 at the 4-h building. Although the new members Arentt too sure of their dancing they still have loads of fun trying their new activity. Here new members participated in a special dance. Balloons were tied to their Ankles the object was to break the balloons by stamping on them. The one with the balloon left on the ankle at the end was declared Winner. Sun photo photo feature by Linda Hiland break and swing still swings partners a round in round for at least 15 years members of the break and swing Square dance club have been a swinging their partner round and round a and dancing up a storm to the Square dance music and calling of Bill Spidell and Ken Mccartney of Lncoln. Seven couples were initiated into the Square dance fun at the last break and swing session october 15. Each thursday Square dance lessons Are Given at Riverside Park Pavillion then every first and third thursday of the month the group gets together for an evening of dancing at the 4-h building. The popularity of the club continues to grow so that the group now has about to squares with four couples in each Square or 80 people participating at break and swing dances. The group begins about 8 30 ., dances until about to When they break for a Well needed lunch and refreshments then return to their dancing until after i A Square dancing is a lot different now than 20 years ago a said mrs. Rodney Malchow a faithful break and swing member. The Square dance or barn dance As it was originally known As is of american origin. At the end of the 19th Century it was customary for a Farmer who wished to build a new barn to Call in his neighbors for a the new barn was finished in a Short time with All the neighbors helping and after the work was done a dance was held in the new barn. The dance is still very popular and though it no longer confines itself to a barn dance it retains the need for a number of couples to participate and a caller who gives directions As to the action of each couple. Square dancing now keeps up with the times and each year the Square dance Assn. Puts out new dance records records to keep current with the new country Western songs. So no matter How Long a couple has been Square dancing they still keep learning new dance techniques and Calls. A a it a a really fun and inexpensive evening of entertainment a said mrs. Machow. Square dancing veterans or. And mrs. Gene Engel of Rural Beatrice have been swinging for More than 15 years with the break and swing club. After that Many years of suture dancing they still done to tire of it and admit thai we re still Lealiu at left members of the break and swing Square Pace club take a Brief break front the dancing to enjoy refreshments served by club Niem Beis. Lite Quot our begins their dancing it 8 pm. And break sit lunch at to pan. After that they begin Lancing again until after la pj1., left or. And mrs. Leland Sorenson it Daliey club although Square dancing is the thing at break and swing club Dick and Linda Williams of Beatrice find its easy to Rock and Roll dance to some of the Square dancing music. And to provide a bit of a change the two show other Square regulars How they danced in High school Days. The break and swing Square dance club meets each first and third thursday of the month for an evening of dancing entertainment. Sun photo each year the Square dance association puts out new records to keep current with the newest country Western songs and music. And with the new records members must learn to understand the new Calls that go with the music. Sun photo vice presidents or. And mrs. Butch Malchow of Rural Beatrice or. And mrs. David Podtburg of Adams club presidents. Club treasurers Are or. And mrs. Ken Rose of Beatrice. The 80 members of the break and Sving club Are enough to make of dancing squares. Sun photo

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