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Rush River Ramblers play barn dance in River Falls

Submitted photo.

The River Falls barn dance series features the western Wisconsin old-time

string band the Rush River Ramblers from 7-10 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 12, in the gym of the River Falls Academy (the former Meyer Middle School) on West Maple Street.

This acclaimed regional band features musicians from Spring Valley and

Martell. Singer-songwriter Sue West plays guitar for the Ramblers.

No prior dancing experience is needed. A skilled dance caller teaches steps to newcomers and more seasoned barn dancers alike.

Partners are optional and singles welcome. Children are especially encouraged to participate in the opening family dance segment from 7-8:30 p.m. The second half of the evening features somewhat more advanced dances.

Upcoming dates in the 2012-13 season are: the Barn Cats on Saturday,

Feb. 9; the Gritpickers on Saturday, March 16; and Poor Benny on

Saturday, April 13.

The barn dance series is volunteer-operated and jointly sponsored by 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. Information at River Falls CAB.