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Old-Time Square Dance is Saturday
The Old-Time Square Dance will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Denton Civic Center on W. Salisbury St. in Denton. The dance features regional old-time and bluegrass bands, with an experienced caller. There are opportunities for other dances such as waltzes, two-steps, flat footing, and clogging, in addition to the called dances. Those who just want to listen to the music are always welcome. Providing music for the January dance will be local bluegrass band The Oak Tree Boys with dances called by Ken Beck. 

Performing on fiddler for the Oak Tree Boys this month will be Max Lanning who is a resident of Denton. Other band members are Matthew Nance, banjo; Scott Arnold, mandolin; Jacob Thompson, Bass; and Tim Maines, guitar. Noted for their timing and hard driving sound, the band has provided music for church services, homecomings, family gatherings, socials, and dances. They have been the house band for the Old Time Square Dance since it’s beginning in 1996 and for the former Farmer Dance that was held at the old Farmer Grange Hall in Farmer NC, during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.      

The dance is from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Adult admission is $5.00, and children aged 12 and under are admitted free of charge. In order to protect the dance floor and provide good listening for all, dancers are asked not to wear taps on their shoes. Door prizes will be given provided by Denton Florist and The Classic Restaurant.  Refreshments are available. This is a family-oriented event and no alcohol is permitted. The Denton Civic Center is on W. Salisbury St. in Denton. For information call 336-472-2802 or view the website at \\

The Old-Time Square Dance is sponsored in part by Arts United of Davidson County and the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.