Local Square Dancers assist 4/5 Physical Education Class

Lacey Patoine and Dale Deblois dance together in class. 

Lacey Patoine and Dale Deblois dance together in class. 

A group of local dancers has been filling the Barn at the Riverside School with the joyous sound of music and square dancing every Wednesday evening for the last several years. For the last few weeks they have also been assisting the school’s 4/5 Physical Education students unit on square dancing.

Dale Deblois, one of the square dancers, observed, "This is a great group, lots of fun, lots of friendship!"

In asking the students about their experience, 5th Grader, Cameron Clark stated, “It is hard work and takes a lot of mental focus.”

Fellow classmate, Lacey Patoine shared, “It is really fun. It does take a lot of work but once you have it down it’s easy. There is a lot of laughing.”

All the students will admit it was a little awkward, especially when dancing with one another for the first time but soon that faded away and the pure enjoyment of the experience prevailed.