“We’ve been having trouble getting people the last few years. TV and computers all have a lot to do with that,” speculates Gary Bloomfield, who serves as president with his wife Karen of the Palouse Promenaders which marks its 45th anniversary this year.
To woo potential new dancers the Promenaders will hold free introductory community square and round dances from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 2 and 9 at Lena Whitmore School, 110 S. Blaine, Moscow. Teens, singles and couples are welcome.
Bloomfield notes that square dancing is one of the exercises recommended by the Mayo Clinic because it works the body and the mind. Voluminous skirts and petticoats are not required.
“Times have changed and people have changed and we say wear what you want and be comfortable,” Bloomfield says.