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‘Gritpickers’ to play at barn dance on Nov. 15

November 7, 2014

The Twin Cities acoustic string band, “Gritpickers,” will play in River Falls on Saturday, Nov. 15, for the Saturday Night Barn Dance series in the gym of the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) on West Maple Street, from 7-10 p.m. 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.

No experience is needed to participate. A skilled caller 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 to include children with more advanced dances during the second half.

Other dances in the 2014-15 Barn Dance season are:

  • Kinni Creek Boys, Saturday, Jan. 17
  • Barn Cats, Saturday, Feb. 21
  • Rush River Ramblers, Saturday, March 21
  • Poor Benny, Saturday, April 18

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 ages 12 and under. Inexpensive refreshments will be available.