Northland Square Dancing Club Keeps Folk Art Alive

By KBJR News 1

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 11:59 AM CDT

Solway Township, MN (NNCNOW.com)
"Head space, grand square, sugar, oh honey honey." called the caller.

Mike Driscoll is calling the moves for the Harbor Squares square dancing club of the Twin Ports.
They're tearing up the dance floor at Solway Town Hall in preparation for a big dance the day after Thanksgiving.
It's their way to counter the calories of Thanksgiving dinner.

"What better way to work off that pie and turkey? You got to get it out of your system and it's a five mile walk."

That's the estimated amount of exercise a dancer will get Friday night at Solway Town Hall.
Everyone is invited; old as well as young.

"It is a combination of getting out on the dance floor and clubbing to some really good music."

"Because two out of three ain't bad..." sang the caller

The post Thanksgiving exercise dance is aimed at getting new people to learn the old art of square dancing.

"All you have to do is be able to walk. Even if you have two left feet you can square dance."

Friday night's dance will be free.
The Harbor Squares urge their friends and neighbors to work off their Thanksgiving Day feasts with friends and neighbors rather than trying to do it alone.

"It's more fun to laugh, get hugs, shake hands and smile at people and walk five miles at a dance than it is on a treadmill!"

"Ease your corner, allemande left!"

In Solway Township, Dave Anderson, KBJR 6 and Range 11.

The club will hold another dance Friday, December 6 from 7 to 9 pm at Hermantown Middle School.