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Country Cuzzins square dance club

Gaynelle and Bailey Sutherland (left) enjoy an evening of square dancing at a Country Cuzzins meeting in 2020. Country Cuzzins is holding square dance lessons for 20 weeks starting Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. File photo

Grab your partner for square dance classes with Country Cuzzins. The Marble Falls club is offering lessons on Thursdays starting Sept. 7 at 5:45 p.m. The 20-week course is $60 and takes place at First Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls.

The first lesson will be free, and everyone is invited, no matter their age.

“We have some kids that are probably 5 or 6 years old, and we have one lady in our dance club that’s 95 years old,” Country Cuzzins member Terry Martin told KBEY 103.9 FM’s Mac McClennahan in an interview.

The classes will begin with the easier moves before gradually getting more difficult.

“When we start classes, we start with the basics like circle left, circle right, and just simple things as you’re starting, and then we add onto that every week,” Martin said.

The first lesson can be a little shaky for novices.

“You’ll probably be nervous because you won’t have no idea what’s going on,” Martin said. “Once you get passed that first class, you start meeting other people and start having fun.”

After a full 20 weeks of lessons, dancers should really be into the swing of things.

“You just keep building on (the lessons),” Martin said. “After that, you should be a pretty good square dancer.”

Country Cuzzins started in 1978 in Marble Falls and moved to Kingsland in 1982 after the completion of the town’s community center. The club returned to Marble Falls in 2009. For more information about the group, visit its Facebook page or email mfcountrycuzzins@gmail.com.

editor@thepicayune.com