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North Creek home to ballroom dancing

Paul LoGuercio and Donna Hier; Bruce and Martha Merchant; Ben Dunkley and Liz Krzywicki

Paul LoGuercio and Donna Hier; Bruce and Martha Merchant; Ben Dunkley and Liz Krzywicki Photo by Jim Nash.

— The Merchants also are repeat students of LoGuercio’s. Not so with Ben Dunkley and Liz Krzywicki. Ben and Liz were there to avoid embarrassing themselves during their upcoming first dance as a married couple.

Everyone in the room is eager to point them out. They’re naturals, they say. A handful of lessons and the only sweat on their brows is from the close school-building air compliments of a warmer-than-average spring evening.

The idea that dancing is impossibly complex for some is as distant in their mind as scoring a dance “routine” is for Hier. They moved through their paces; few words spoiling neutral faces. LoGuercio stopped by regularly over the 90-minute session, mostly with tips on how they could transition from one dance step to another.

Ballroom dancing is dead. Long live ballroom dancing.

Black Fly Ball - May 19

WHAT: Black Fly Ball

WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 19

WHERE: Copperfield Inn

DETAILS: Open to the public. $5 for those only dancing; free for diners.

SPONSOR: Johnsburg Youth Committee

CONTACT: Paul LoGuercio, 251-5486; Dinner reservations, 251-2200.

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