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Marble Falls square-dancing club offers lessons, camaraderie with weekly sessions

MARBLE FALLS — Swing your partner and do-si-do to the Country Cuzzins Square Dance Club’s open house Jan. 10.

The club, which has been dancing 35 years, is extending an invitation to anyone interested in square dancing.

Country Cuzzins Square Dance ClubPHOTO: Debbie Delousa (left) and Gene Broadway twirl in a square Jan. 3 with the Country Cuzzins Square Dance Club at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls. The club meets Thursdays at the church and welcomes anyone interested in the club to an open house 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Staff photo by Jared Fields

“It’s good for mind, body and soul. You’ve got to keep up with the calls, so that’s good for keeping up the mind,” said club president Charlotte Broadway.

The club dances 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive. Beginner and mainstream lessons are 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17.

The open house is 7 p.m. Jan. 10.

The club, which has about 50 members, welcomes couples and singles, but mostly people looking to enjoy themselves.

“It’s fun and laid back,” said Sharon Sembera, who started dancing last year. “Some friends invited us, and it’s so much fun. The group is so helpful, and they’ll hang in there with you.”

Last year, the club had 19 people graduate the beginner lessons — a process of learning more than 50 calls, or instructions.

Club members range in experience from couples who have travelled the world and danced for decades to beginners. A few might dress up, but most wear jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.

“For us, it’s good fellowship with people,” Broadway said. “We like to have fun, and you don’t have to really know how to dance, like ballroom dancing. It’s fun and good exercise and good people.”

jared@thepicayune.com