Saturday dance celebrates one year

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 30, 2000

Features Editor

Nov. 29, 2000 10 PM

There’ll be "a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on" on Elm Street Saturday night as seniors of the Colley Complex celebrate one year of kicking up their heels on the dance floor.

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The Colley Senior Complex "Saturday Night Dance" will celebrate its first anniversary and everyone who enjoys any kind of dancing is invited.

"We want everyone to join us for our anniversary party and dance," said Billie Anne McLeod, who helped to get the ‘Saturday Night Dance’ started. "We’ll have a lot of good food, a lot of door prizes, a lot of dancing and a lot of fun."

Kathy Till and the Country Swing band will provide the music as they have been doing for most of the Saturday night dances.

"They are a great band and they play any kind of music," McLeod said. "We do everything from the jitterbug to country swing to round dancing, line dancing and square dancing. We do it all."

McLeod said the complex has a large dance floor and one group can be line dancing on one end, another group can be "swinging" on the other and couples can be cheek-to-cheek in the center.

"Those who have never been to one of our dances don’t know how much fun they are missing," McLeod said. "Even if you don’t enjoy dancing, you’ll enjoy the dance.

The fellowship alone is worth the price of admission. And, if you don’t know how to line dance and would like to learn, we have several dancers who will be glad to give a few quick lessons at intermission. Anyone can learn the basic line dance steps in a short time."

The "Saturday Night Dance" anniversary party will start at 7 o’clock Saturday night and end around 10. Admission is $3 and McLeod said that’s a good deal for a Saturday night of fun and fellowship.

"You get to dance all you want, eat all you want and have a chance to win some really nice door prizes for $3," she said. "Where else can you go and have that much fun for so little?"

McLeod said there is plenty of parking space at the complex and a policeman is there to provide security.

"When you get ready to leave, the policeman will walk you to your car, so if anyone has any concerns about coming alone, they need not worry," McLeod said. "We hope to have a big crowd for our anniversary party and dance Saturday night. So, we invite everyone to be a part of our celebration and then we hope to see them all back the next Saturday night to get our second year off to a great start."