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Poor Benny String to play at barn dance

April 11, 2013

The old-time string band Poor Benny returns to the River Falls Saturday barn dance series in the gym of the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) at 439 West Maple Street in River Falls from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

The group features UW-River Falls English professor David Furniss on guitar, and other players from the Wisconsin-Minnesota border area.

Poor Benny brings lively musical accompaniment to line and circle dances, reels, waltzes and square dances.

An experienced dance caller will instruct new and more seasoned dancers alike. All ages are welcome, singles, couples and families.

Family dances suitable for children are featured during the first half, with more advanced dances in the second half.

The barn dances are 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.

This is the last dance in the 2012-13 season. Watch for a new line-up for 2013-14 in the fall.