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Dance the day away Feb. 22

In preparation for the library’s Big Band Benefit Dance March 8, the J. Joel Edwards Public Library is offering introductory dance classes. The next one is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. The first class was held Jan. 25 with more than 30 attending, ranging in age from about 7 to 70. ’In case you missed it, we perfected the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle and the Shim Sham,’ said library assistant Emily Evans. ‘The next class will be Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. We’ll take a look at basic ballroom maneuvers such as the waltz, swing, foxtrot and rumba. We might even review the ever-popular shim sham.’ Library manager Rosemary Bunn said although the room is small and carpeted, patrons can still benefit from learning the basic dance steps which can then be put into use on the dance floor. ’Our main goal was to prepare our community to enjoy themselves fully at the benefit dance,’ she said. ‘However, if there’s sufficient interest, we’ll be glad to continue the classes in the following months.’ The dance class, part of an ongoing initiative by the library to offer more community programs, is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 770-567-2014 during regular hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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