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Pahrump’s Desert Squares looking to grow its ranks

Updated January 31, 2022 - 10:48 am

The President of Pahrump’s Desert Squares square dancing group wants the community to know there’s room for additional dancers within the organization.

Desert Squares President Rosemary Tangren, a square dancer since 1978, said the bevy of roughly 20 dancers meets weekly at the Bob Ruud Community Center.

Tangren spoke about classes of all skill levels for those who want to join.

“We dance every Tuesday night and we have a class from 6 p.m. to 7:30,” she said. “We have a brand new class coming up on Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 and it’s open for anyone who would like to join. It costs $5 per person and the first night is free. They can try it out and if it’s not for them, that’s fine, but if they want to continue, we do a 12-week course and it’s pretty much all mainstream square dancing.”

After being forced to stop the square dancing activities for a spell due to COVID-19, Tangren said she and the other dancers are pleased to resume them this year.

“Basically, we just wanted to do something and start living again,” she said.

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes.

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