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FOOTMAD and fancy free

By Staff reports
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The Ripples from Cincinnati will provide the music for Saturday's FOOTMAD contra dance.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Was one of your New Year's resolutions to learn a new skill? Then why not give contra dancing a try?

FOOTMAD will hold a dance from 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Gas Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. Learn the basics of contra dancing at 7:30, then the dance starts in earnest at 8 p.m. Music will be by Cincinnati's The Ripples with Frank Buschelman, also of Cincinnati, calling.

No partner is required, and the dress code is casual. Shoes do need to be soft-soled, though.

Admission is $5. Call 304-415-3668 or visit


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