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Swingin' Bears
Square Dance Club

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Recent Club Photos
2019 Teddy Bear Dance
2019 Four Corners Association (FCA) Halloween Photos
2019 Silent Auction
2018 Four Corners Association (FCA) Halloween Photos
50th Anniversary Photos
Club Photos 2011-2017

Welcome to Square & Round Dancing in South Paris & Norway, Maine

Square dancing is a fun and healthy activity you can do all year long. It takes no experience to visit a workshop and see what the fun is all about. Visiting experienced dancers are welcome to join in at any workshop.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45 PM, Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club invites singles, couples, and/or family to try square dancing.

A new class for beginners will start September 22, 2021. The enrollment will be open for two weeks. The first lesson will be free. To join in the fun you get 12 weeks (September - December) for only $5 a week. Caller Ray Hilton will be teaching the Social Square Dancing program. Club members will be there to assist in the square with the beginners. Club Caller, Ray Hilton of Saco, will be teaching!

We meet at Deering Memorial Community Center (the Stone Church), 39 Main Street in South Paris.

We do not meet on school snow days.

Square dancing is for all ages. It is a great way to relax and have fun as well as to meet people and make new friends. We want to introduce this activity to everyone in the area that might be looking for recreation during the long cold winter months. We know that you will have an enjoyable and fun-filled evening. We hope that you will join us. For more information call our presidents, Dick & Joan Deans at 966-2327.

Singles, as well as couples of all ages and families are welcome.

Workshop for experienced dancers from 7:45-9:00 PM are $5.00 per person.

Monthly Dances

Square Dances - Square dances are $9.00 per dancer, the second Saturday of each month except April and August (see our dance schedule for details.) Dances include round dancing as well as square dancing, featuring club and guest callers and cuers. Non-dancers are welcome to watch free of charge. Door prizes, split-the-pot.

For More Information contact:

Dick & Joan Deans - Co-Presidents
5 Back St.
Hebron, ME 04238
207.966.2327

Wally & Carol Vickerson - Vice Presidents
P.O. Box 278
West Paris, ME
207.720.0299

Chandler Wright - Secretary
P.O. Box 151
Greenwood, ME 04255
207.592.6174

Liz Hamilton - Treasurer & Publicity
15 Royal Ridge Lane
South Paris, ME 04281
207.415.8199

Bob & Eleanor Herrick, Honorary Life Members
9 Laureat Ave
Auburn, ME 04210
207.782.4050 or 207.754.4550
Directors

Sue & Dwight Corning, Past Presidents
138 E. Main Street
South Paris, ME 04281
207.577.6894 (Sue) or
207.577.6893 (Dwight)
Melody Cox
167 Perkins Valley Rd
Bryant Pond, ME 04219
207.890.2152
Pam Durgin
35 Hill St.
South Paris, ME
207.515.2793

Swingin' Bears Dance Schedule


Date
Level
Caller
Cuer
Location
Info
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
M/M/P
Don Bachelder
Carol Arsenault
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Oct 9, 2021
M/M/P
Kip Moulton
Carol Arsenault
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Nov 13, 2021
M/M/P
Kip Moulton
Linda Moulton
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Dec 11, 2021
M/M/P
Ray Hilton
7:00 - 9:30 PM - No Rounds - Annual Teddy Bear Dance
Sat, Jan 8, 2022
Mainstream
Bob Brown
Marilyn Rivenburg
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Feb 12, 2022
M/M/P
Ray Hilton
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
M/M/P
Mike Dusoe
Marilyn Rivenburg
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, May 14, 2022
M/M/P
Phil Pierce
Carol Arsenault
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Jul 9, 2022
M/M/P
Ray Hilton
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM - Ice Cream Social
Sat, Sep 10, 2022
M/M/P
Don Bachelder
Marilyn Rivenburg
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Oct 8, 2022
M/M/P
Wendy Vandermeulen
Marilyn Rivenburg
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Nov 12, 2022
M/M/P
Denise Carbonell
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
M/M/P
Bob Brown
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM