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Photos: Square dancing at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord

  • Cyndi LaPlante finishes changing into her dance shoes before the calls at the monthly dance begin on Saturday night, December 1, 2012 at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord. LaPlante is part of the Happy Times Squares of Rochester.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

    Cyndi LaPlante finishes changing into her dance shoes before the calls at the monthly dance begin on Saturday night, December 1, 2012 at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord. LaPlante is part of the Happy Times Squares of Rochester.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • About four squares formed during the dance on Saturday night at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Most clubs dance western style square dancing, which at a basic level has 68 calls. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

    About four squares formed during the dance on Saturday night at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Most clubs dance western style square dancing, which at a basic level has 68 calls.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Howard McPherson embraces Sara Allen during the presentation of the flags at the Concord Coach square dance club's monthly dance at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Each month, clubs host dances and invite the twelve other dance groups around the state to join. Most of the members dance a couple nights a week.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

    Howard McPherson embraces Sara Allen during the presentation of the flags at the Concord Coach square dance club's monthly dance at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Each month, clubs host dances and invite the twelve other dance groups around the state to join. Most of the members dance a couple nights a week.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Cyndi LaPlante finishes changing into her dance shoes before the calls at the monthly dance begin on Saturday night, December 1, 2012 at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord. LaPlante is part of the Happy Times Squares of Rochester.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)
  • About four squares formed during the dance on Saturday night at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Most clubs dance western style square dancing, which at a basic level has 68 calls. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)
  • Howard McPherson embraces Sara Allen during the presentation of the flags at the Concord Coach square dance club's monthly dance at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on December 1, 2012. Each month, clubs host dances and invite the twelve other dance groups around the state to join. Most of the members dance a couple nights a week.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff)

Members of clubs with names like “Heel & Toe,” and “Happy Times Squares” gathered at the Howard Recreational Center in Concord on Saturday night for a dance hosted by the Concord Coach square dancing club. About 60 people from across the state attended despite the snowy conditions on the road that night. There are about 12 square dancing clubs in New Hampshire, including the local one in Concord and nearby ones in Manchester and Bradford that hold weekly workshops and monthly dances.

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