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Poor Benny to play Saturday barn dance in River Falls

March 11, 2016

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 on Saturday, March 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Poor Benny features talented players from the Wisconsin- Minnesota border area. The group, which includes a well- known Twin Cities clog dancer, brings lively musical accompaniment to line and circle dances, reels, waltzes, and square dances.

A dance caller will teach steps to 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 final dance in the 2015-16 season will feature Grit Pickers on Saturday, April 16. New dates are pending for fall 2016. 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.