Kicking up their heels

For Rosenberg, who has a repertoire of dances from 50 countries, he can find a step to fit any situation.

Music was provided by Tamarack, a core group of musicians that play Dance Flurry events. Anyone is welcome to sit in with the group, though, and Homespun saw five additional musicians show up.

"We invite anybody who can sit on the stage or even around the stage to come and sit in," Rosenberg said. "Not only is it a community dance and community music, we're all in it together. People will go back and forth between dancing and playing instruments."

The Homespun Barn Dance series will take a break in December, but return to the Delmar Reformed Church for Friday dates in January, February, March and April. If it's a continued success, summer dates will be explored.

Admission to the event is on a sliding scale, with Dance Flurry members and children receiving discounts and adult nonmembers paying $6 to $8. That will provide several hours of professional-grade dance calling, music and socializing with neighbors.

Rosenberg said he's always happy to see a cross section of different folks at his events.

"I really want to counter that thing where people think they can't dance, because everybody can dance," he said. "Everybody will be successful at these dances.""

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