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Mondays: Evergreen Country Dancers

Olympia Elks Lodge

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Get out your dancing shoes and join in the whimsy of a country western shuffle dance, hosted by the Evergreen Country Dancers. What is a shuffle, you say? It's the country western version of polka - the primary difference being that the style of shuffle is less hoppy than the polka. The basic step consists of a triple to the left followed by a triple to the right.  The shuffle is sometimes called double two-step or traveling swing, for it also uses components of two-step and the popular East Coast swing. This makes shuffle a very versatile dance, allowing a mix and match of patterns, which can result in some exciting variations - and there's nothing wrong with that.

COUNTRY DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave., Olympia, $4, $2 members, 360.753.0186

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