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Four local couples traveled to Cornwall, Ontario in Canada for the Annual Summer Magic Square and Round Dance weekend on Thursday, August 24th. The group enjoyed an early welcoming dance on Friday from 2:30 to 4:00 PM with 25 squares of dancers, totaling 200 individual dancers. The festival started at 6:50 PM with close to an hour of just round dancing and at 8:45 PM the square dancing began with an additional 25 more squares joining the group. Saturday’s dancing started after breakfast at 8:30 AM and except for lunch and dinner went until 11:30 PM. Sunday, after breakfast and loading cars readying for the drive home, dancing went from 8:45 to 11:30 PM, when everyone headed home.

Pictured from left to right: Larry an Kathleen Hillman of Fairfield, Cindy Fairfield and Bob Brown of Newport, Bruce and Margaret Carter of Ellsworth, and Nancy and Fred Temple of Richmond.

Over 400 dancers from 20 states and most provinces of Canada danced to international callers - Don Moger of Quebec City, Quebec, Michael Kellogg and Charlie Robertson of California and Tony Oxendine of South Carolina and Round dancer cuer Steve Bradt of Pennsylvania.
The Central Maine Square Dance club of Waterville would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in learning to square dance to just show up on either Tuesday, September 19th or Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 PM for an informational evening of free beginner lessons. For more information call Bob at 447-0094, Cindy at 631-8816, or Jeff at 416-6444.