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Beginner square-dancers celebrate Snowflake Ball

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday night inside of the Carter Memorial Church, a large group of beginner square dancers got to experience the unique excitement of a big Saturday night dance when the Great Plain Squares held their annual Snowflake Ball. While many of the dancers had been taking classes and going...
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A bright Diwali in Dover

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The Caryl Community Center was lit up on November 9. Tables were covered in flickering electric candles. Strings of fairy lights wrapped around poles and slithered up stair railings. Colorful saris covered the walls, serving as decorations to the normally blank walls. Other decor was carefully placed around the...
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Seniors sway to swing band

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that people get a chance to get up and dance to real swing band. On Tuesday, June 25, visitors at the Needham Center at the Heights were ready to enjoy their rooftop deck and break out their grill, before inclement weather put a damper on...
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Withrow teaches kids about writing tools

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday afternoon, Steven Withrow visited the Wellesley Library to teach a small group of kids all about ways poets and authors play with language to describe things without using pictures. Withrow, a teacher, poet and author of “A Poem is a Chameleon,” came from Falmouth to teach...
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Moving Company readies ‘Footnotes’

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Dance, by its nature, is an art form and a form of recreation. It's other things as well, of course: at its most basic, it offers storytelling. At its best, it offers expressions of emotion synchronized with rhythm, as well as symbolic gestures that conjure spirituality in an invitation to marvel at...
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Line dancing provides stress-free exercise

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While vacations and cold and flu season cut the number of dancers at Needham’s Center at the Heights, the enthusiasm did not seem diminished in any way as Hsiu-Hui Chen led her pupils through stretching exercises, “The Cupid Shuffle,” and a John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”-inspired number...
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Medfield’s Irish dancers take first steps

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While far too young to remember the wildly successful nineties cultural phenomenon “Riverdance,” the children who gathered at the library on Tuesday to learn about Irish dancing were nonetheless delighted to take their first steps. Yes, a group of around fifteen children from the “Fortnite Dance Challenge” generation were taught...
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Ballet & Tap teaches more than dance

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The first type of physical recreation activity that comes to many people’s minds is sports. While sports are a fantastic way to get exercise and be a part of a community, alternative physical outlets, such as dance, are often overlooked. [caption id="attachment_18083" align="alignleft" width="300"]Ballet &... 			
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