Dancing in the foreground from the left are Jeanie Vant (left) with Kyle Buhrke and Ellie Rosario with Bernie Smith.

Dancing in the foreground from the left are Jeanie Vant (left) with Kyle Buhrke and Ellie Rosario with Bernie Smith.

Square dance season wraps up with fairy tales

The Williams Lake Square Dancers wrapped up their 58th dance season with a Once Upon a Time themed jamboree.

The Williams Lake Square Dancers wrapped up their 58th dance season with a Once Upon a Time themed jamboree.

More than 90 dancers from as far away as Dawson Creek and Courtenay attended the jamboree held at the Longhouse May 27 to 29.

The dancers kicked up their heels in a hall decorated with scenes from many fairy tales and there was even a castle built on the stage.

Some dancers even joined in the fun with costumes.

Who knew that Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, the Mad Hatter and even the Big Bad Wolf were such talented square dancers?

Also on the dance floor were eight of this season’s new dancers, ranging in age from 12 to 24.

They were attending their very first jamboree and did very well.

There were a lot of smiles in their squares.

During the intermissions, the Williams Lake dancers entertained their guests with skits about Cinderella and Old King Cole and hosted a game of Queen of Hearts croquet complete with upside down feathery flamingos to use as the mallets.

Guest caller, 25-year-old Dustin McGifford from Kelowna, along with local callers, Nick and Mary Anne Turner, kept the dancers hopping for eight-and-a-half hours throughout the weekend.

Sunday morning’s event included songs by visiting callers from Coquitlam, Kersley, Salmon Arm, Vernon, and Vanderhoof.

All in all, it was a weekend of great fun with a lot of healthy exercise and the guests were sent home to ‘live happily ever after.’

Now, the Williams Lake club is taking a well earned rest for the summer but will resume dancing in the fall.

For information in how to join in on the local square dance fun, check out their website at http://www.wmslk.squaredance.bc.ca or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/williamslakesquaredancers.

Contact Nick and Mary Anne Turner at the Williams Lake Square Dance Club at 250-392-2432, nmturner@telus.net.

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