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Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts Promenade at the Annual Square Dance

Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts at the annual Square Dance on Friday night. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The Girl Scouts do the Cotton Eye Joe. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Professional caller Pat Cannon returned to call the Girl Scouts square dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Say "Hi!" to your partner. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Girls and their partners learned the basics of square dancing. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
All couples learned the fundamentals of square dancing. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Promenade in a small circle. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Girls in the middle of a circle dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The couples hug after a large circle dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Some lucky "fellers" had two dance partners. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Learning to promenade during small circle dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Everybody yell "Yeehaw!" Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A Girl Scout and her "feller" before the dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Girls in the middle of a small circle dance. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Everybody promenade. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A father leads his daughter around the circle. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Hug your partner! Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Father and daughter promenade. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Mother and daughter promenade. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Girls and their partners learned the left-hand star. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Swing your partner! Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Cannon gives the girls a refresher on the Cotton Eye Joe. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Bow to your corner. Bow to your partner. Now everybody promenade!

The room was filled with plaid shirts and blue jeans, cowgirl boots and hats, bandanas and shiny sheriff stars at the annual Hasbrouck Heights Square Dance Friday night at the Homewood Suites in East Rutherford.

Over 90 ‘couples’ attended the event, eclipsing last year’s headcount. The girls ranged from Daisies to Seniors (high school freshman/sophomores) Girl Scouts. Two new Daisy troops helped bolster the attendance. Town-wide, there are 280 Girl Scouts in Hasbrouck Heights' troops.

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Again this year professional caller Pat Cannon oversaw the festivities. She opened by teaching fundamental square dance moves including swing your partner, do-si-do, and promenade. She then moved into the “a, b, c’s” of square dancing including small and large square and circle dances, which has its roots in English/Welsh/Scottish/French dance.

After a brief break for snacks and drinks, the girls returned to the dance floor for the Cotton Eye Joe. Then Cannon led the girls and their partners in the folk dance, the Virginia Reel.

In addition, the troops collected food donations for the Hasbrouck Heights Food Pantry.

Upcoming events include Girl Scout Sunday on  March 11 at Corpus Christi Church, and a camping trip in late April.

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