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Square dance with Dollard des Ormeaux’s Swinging Stars

Square dancing is not for squares. It’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s about keeping time to the rhythm, swinging your partner ’round and ’round, open to all ages, and it’s not complicated.

It injects fun into the lives of more than 90 people who take part weekly in the Swinging Stars, supported Dollard des Ormeaux. It is run by Shirley and Bert Lajoie, an expert caller who has officiated at dances in Germany and Sweden. It’s becoming quite popular in Japan as well, he says.

Beginners are invited to show up and join the fun every Monday at 7:30 pm. Westwood Park Chalet, 454 Thornton.

“No experience is necessary. After a few minutes, you’ll be swinging with the best of them,” Lajoie says.

The cost for 35 sessions is $110. 514-626-0459.

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