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6/21/07-Tyler

Line Dancing Event Brings Dozens Of Senior Dancers To Tyler

5,6,7,8....Don't count line dancing out in this ballroom.

A half dozen dance groups from all over East Texas spent hours today triple stepping on the dance floor.

"It just makes you feel happy. I enjoy it. If I'm lonely I start dancing and I feel great," says Hazel Edwards with the TASCA Triple Steppers in Tyler.

Many of these dancers learned about line dancing through their local senior center or recreation center.

But age is nothing but a number here. 83-year-old Frances McCurry has been dancing for 15 years.

"[The] Lord's been good to me. I have good health and I have such good fellowship down there we've all been together for a long time," says Frances.

Even one couple, you can say, was looking for love in the right place.

"I liked his sense of humor and I thought he was a real good dancer," says JoAnn White about her husband, Byron. They married after meeting in a line dancing class.

Harriett Loyd adds, "Dancing is good for you. Whether you're line dancing or ballroom dancing."

Did somebody say ballroom? I know a little about that. I was the Dancing with the Tyler Stars champ last year. So this line dancing thing ought to be a cinch--right?

I got lost learning the first dance routing quickly realizing it was harder to catch on than I thought.  The three inch heels I had on didn't help either.

But there's hope for me folks. Keep in mind they show you the dance steps for each song once, then you're on your own.

After one or two routines I was getting it down.

At the end of this song and dance, these ladies were right. Not only did I get good exercise but I made some good friends in the process.

The TASCA Triple Steppers is the Tyler line dancing group that hosted the big dance Thursday.

The other groups were from Longview, Lufkin, Carthage, Greenville and one even came all the way from Waco.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com 

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