Ladies and gents danced the night away at the Brookswood Senior Citizens Activity Centre on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Red Hot Whirl was the sequel to last year's successful fundraiser square dance/line dance party inside the centre at 19899 36th Ave.
For the square dancing this year, organizers wrangled up three callers who lived up to their reputation of being immensely entertaining, especially when they team up. Joining Steve Edlund was Brent
Mawdsley and Ray Brendzy. They were joined by Ray's son Nicholas for several calls.
Brent's daughter, Meghan, cued several round dances.
Peggy Thomson returned to lead the line dancing portion of the night.
The soirée was held in the newly renovated centre.
The hall now boasts baffles so the sound quality is much improved, according to activity centre secretary Lydia Francescutti.
"We also have installed a bank of mirrors to add some sparkle and to help with the teaching," she added.
Funds raised from the Feb. 2 event will go towards supporting seniors programming and the Food and Friends luncheon program at the centre, reported Francescutti, who added, "We'd like to acknowledge the work of two Brookswood members, Marion Dixon and Julie Joseph, who organized and set up all the food and hot beverages in the upper hall."
As for the dance itself, Francescutti summed it up with one word: "Fabulous."
"The evening was a blast. Dancers from as far away as Washington and Vancouver Island attended," she said. "The floor was a swirling sea of colour all night long. The renovated hall, with new baffles and mirrors was the perfect venue. The sound was clear."