KAYSVILLE — “Square dancing keeps me young.”
That’s how 84-year-old Will Figgin of Bountiful characterizes what his membership in the Kaysville Komets does for him.
He met his dance partner, Mary Grimaud of South Weber through the club, which meets each Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Autumn Glow Senior Center in Kaysville.
“We have lots of fun,” she said of the weekly classes, where a couple dozen seniors gather from throughout the county.
Grimaud said that when her doctor told her it was down to either back surgery or being able to square dance, she opted to keep dancing.
“It depends how much you want to keep going,” she said. “I do three dance groups.”
Caller Mark Livingston keeps the dancers moving, but makes sure there are plenty of breaks and customizes it to the needs of both newcomers and veterans.
Newcomers are invited to sign up for the class that officially starts on Sept. 18. For more information, call 801-737-2803 or visit kaysvillekomets.com.
“It (class) starts with a couple of calls,” said Nicki Ellingsen of Roy. She discussed the way Mark Livingston conducts the sessions, giving newcomers all of the basics by May, followed by little graduation ceremony.
In fact, the Livingstons pepper the schedule with reasons to party and add to the fun, such as with a celebration of Cinco de Mayo or a summer picnic, she said.
For more information check out the Sept. 6 edition of Davis Clipper.