Two new callers were introduced during a recent Four Corners Association fundraising dance. Michael Dusoe and Kenlyn Clark made their calling premier at the dance, held at the Gilbert School in Augusta. Dusoe has been dancing on and off for about 11 years, most recently with the Pine Cone Reelers in Augusta. Clark took up square dancing in the fall of 2011 with the Friendship Squares Club in Wilton. She has been calling contra dances for two years. The Four Corners Association was created by Al Hipkins, Walter Bull, and Grace Tudan to respond to a growing need for new square dance callers. “In the past few years, over half of Maine’s square dance callers have retired and only three new callers trained,” Bull said in a news release. The association plans to hold several workshops each year followed by dances featuring the new callers. Any funds raised will be used to cover workshop expenses as well as education and equipment grants for new callers.

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