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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.

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 21, 2022. The enrollment will be open for two weeks. The first lesson will be free. To join in the fun you get 10 weeks (September - December) for only $6 a week. Club caller Ray Hilton will be teaching the Social Square Dancing program. Club members will be there to assist in the square with the beginners.

We meet at American Legion Post 72, 12 Church Street, South Paris, ME 04281 (parking behing the Legion Hall). 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.

Whatever your age, young or young-at-heart or somewhere in-between, we welcome singles, couples, and families.

Workshop for experienced dancers from 7:45-9:00 PM are $6.00 per person. All new dancers, and non-dancers, are invited to stay and watch the second part of workshops. Visiting experienced dancers are welcome to join in at any workshop.

Monthly Dances

Square Dances - Square dances are $10.00 per dancer, the second Saturday of most months (see our dance schedule for details.) Non-dancers are welcome to watch free of charge. There are door prizes and a 50-50 raffle.

For More Information contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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
Pam Durgin
35 Hill St.
South Paris, ME

Swingin' Bears Dance Schedule

Sat, Mar 11, 2023
Ray Hilton
Al Hipkins
7:00 - 9:30 PM - Teddy Bear Dance
Sat, May 13, 2023
Denise Carbonell
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Jul 8, 2023
Ray Hilton
7:00 - 9:30 PM - Ice Cream Social
Sat, Sep 9, 2023
Mike Dusoe
Marilyn Rivenburg
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Oct 14, 2023
Al Hipkins
Al Hipkins
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sat, Nov 11, 2023
Phil Pierce
Phil Gatchell
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Sun, Dec 3, 2023
Ray Hilton
Marilyn Rivenburg
2:00 - 4:30 PM - Teddy Bear Dance