Nos'Trovia to host line dancing event to benefit Wounded Warriors Project
COAL TOWNSHIP - Break out the cowboy hats and boots.
Nos'Trovia, Maple and Willow streets, will hold a line dancing event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. It will be hosted by Denny Starr.
Dancing instruction is available from 6 to 9 p.m., and an open dance will close out the night from 9 to 10 p.m.
Mary Lenig, owner, said line dancing in the former Polish Cadets building has been growing in popularity, and it was Starr and some of the dancers he teaches who gave her the idea for the benefit.
Admission to Saturday's event will be a donation of the participant's choosing, with all proceeds donated to the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.
"No matter what anyone's dancing level is, or even if they want to just sit and spectate, come on out to have a great time," Lenig said.
While country music is usually preferred for line dancing, many forms of music will be heard Saturday. Lenig said the basic steps will be taught at the start, followed by more advanced moves, including circle dances for couples.
"No one has to worry if they are just learning. The experienced dancers really help out the newbies," she said.
She said dancers ranging in age from 15 to 80 and from as far away as Williamsport have come to Nos'Trovia to participate and praise the old wooden floors and open space.
"We had some people rent out the hall for ballroom dancing, and they were so happy because they didn't have to put cornmeal down on the old floor to make their feet slide better," Lenig said.