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VIDEO: Swing Dancers Party at American Legion

Dancers make their moves to 1960s music at the weekly FSDC dance.

It was 25 years ago that dance teacher Chuck Alexander began to run dances at the American Legion hall on York Road.

"People needed a place to go after they learn to dance, so they ought to go someplace to dance," he said, "so that's what we've been doing."

Alexander is the president of Friday Swing Dance Club, which holds a dance every Friday night with the exception of Christmas Eve, New Year's—and one day in July.

"We take one night off in July because the floor is refinished," Alexander said, "and then we dance it all down again so they have to refinish it the next year."

It's predominantly a swing dance club, but there is also ballroom dancing, Alexander said.

"If it's partner dancing, we do it," he said.

The dance club not only holds dances, but it also provides a dance lesson before every dance. It costs $12 to get in, and those who come frequently can buy a membership that takes $2 off the cost of all dances, Alexander said. He also said students pay at that discounted rate.

"We cut off at age 16 and our oldest guy is 87," Alexander said. "The ladies won't tell us how old they are."

For more information about Friday Swing Dance Club events, go to its Web site at fridaynightswing.com

Also, check out The Fabulettes at fabulettes.com.

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