Many people might not connect a library with square dancing.

Every Tuesday evening, however, the Copperas Cove Public Library is where a group of dedicated folk come to not just square dance, but learn new steps and have some fun.

The Double C’s Square Dance Club has been in existence for 47 years, according to Larry Campbell, one of the members.

In addition to free weekly dance classes, the club holds square dances at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month — also at the library.

While the Tuesday classes are informal, the square dances feature not only the music and moves, but brightly colored costumes worn by the couples.

Square dancing might seem easy, but keeping track of one’s partner as the group creates chains, promenades and “slips the clutch” among other calls can be tricky.

Ron Wesche Jr. provides those calls during the classes, with music provided through his laptop computer connected to speakers.

As the class progresses, there is lots of friendly conversation and a bit of munching. Members bring everything from pizza to chocolate chip cookies or Rice Krispie treats.

Those who might be interested in learning other dances can take advantage of Ron Wesche Sr.’s vast knowledge. Before the Tuesday square dancing class begins, he teaches the two-step, rhumba, cha cha, waltz or foxtrot.

The classes are open to all, according to Campbell.

For more information, call 254-449-7210.

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