American Legion hosts free dances and lessons

Looking for a way to meet new people, but not into the downtown scene? Interested in finding a fun new way to get exercise? Enjoy dancing, but wishing you could brush up on your skills? Look no further.

The American Legion Post 3 on Thomaston Road in Macon sponsors free dancing, including lessons in different dancing styles each week for people of all ages and levels of dancing ability. Recently, the youngest participant was fifteen years old, while the oldest was 91!
Every Tuesday night, except the fourth Tuesday of the month, there is a free line dancing lesson at 7 p.m.

Macon American Legion Dance
The American Legion Post 3 on Thomaston Rd. welcomes dancers of all ages and abilities to their classes and open dances. Photo by Cleve Rogers.

On Friday nights at 8 p.m., there is a free dance class, followed by open dancing until 11 p.m. The dance classes last from 30-45 minutes, and each week, there is a different dance style presented. The dances include line dancing, ballroom dancing, country two-step, and shag dancing.

When the lesson is over, the DJ will play a variety of music for any style of dancing. Musical requests, from dance party favorites to oldies but goodies, are welcomed.

The dance classes are open to the public. The American Legion Post 3 is a smoke-free environment, and there is a separate lounge area for adult beverages and other refreshments.

Under the direction of Post Commandant Cleve Rogers, line dancing instructor Julia Shores, and ballroom dancing instructor Dianne Kent, the new dancing events began in July 2017. Participation has been excellent, with crowds averaging as many as 50 to 60 dancers on Friday nights. There are couples and singles present to enjoy the music.
For more information, contact Julia Shores at (478) 781-9758.

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