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Gritpickers return to River Falls Saturday night in barn dance series

March 7, 2013

The Twin Cities acoustic string band, Gritpickers, returns to River Falls from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, for the Saturday Night Barn Dance series.

The location is the gym of the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) on West Maple Street.

The Gritpickers dynamic line-up includes two fiddle players.

The band will play an assortment of line and circle dances, reels, waltzes and square dances.

Saturday the group will be accompanied by Julie Young Walser, one of Minnesota’s most accomplished dance callers.

No experience is needed to participate. Walser will teach steps to new and more seasoned dancers.

All ages are welcome: singles, couples and groups.

The first half of the evening features family dances suitable for including children, with more advanced dances in the second half.

Twin Cities band Poor Benny will play the remaining dance in the 2012-13 season on Saturday, April 13.

The Saturday Night Barn Dance Series is a joint project of River Falls Community Arts Base and River Falls Parks and Recreation.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for 12 and under.

Inexpensive refreshments are available.