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Squaredancers to partner up and do-si-do with Juneau parade marchers, perform at Centennial Hall

Posted: June 24, 2012 - 12:03am

More than 300 square dancers from the 61st National Square Dance Convention will cruise on the Oosterdam to Juneau on July 4. While in Juneau, they will be dancing at Centennial Hall and invite Juneau residents to join them. Prior to their scheduled afternoon dance, many of the dancers will also be participating in Juneau’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

This group of dancers will be sailing to Alaska from Seattle on July 1, after having attended their national convention in Spokane; an event expected to exceed 5,000 square dancers in attendence. Sailing with the group will be celebrated caller, Tony Oxendine.

“We look forward to spending the Fourth of July in Alaska’s capital and hope to meet many residents at our afternoon dance. Bringing a world renowned caller like Tony to Juneau will be a treat for all dancers.” said 61st NSDC Cruise Director, Rick Ryan.

The dance will be held at Centennial Hall on July 4 from 2–5 p.m. Local dancers are welcome to join for a $5 per person admission at the door. Seating for viewing will be available at no charge.

Any local Juneau square dancers who would like to march and dance with the 61st NSDC dancers in the parade may join them at the parade formation area (W. 8th and Egan Drive) at 10 a.m. Red, white and blue square dance attire is desirable for the parade. The dance at Centennial Hall will be casual attire.

For more on caller Tony Oxendine, visit www.tonyoxendine.com.

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