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Square-Dancing at Re-Art

Saturday

Nov. 10

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2012 is a big year for the City of Trees as it quickly approaches its sesquicentennial. For those of you who don't speak anniversary, that means Boise is turning the big 150. In order to celebrate all of the unique things that make Boise the gem that she is, the City has created Boise 150, a program designed to help community members commemorate our past and look toward our future.

As part of with Boise 150, Re-Art has selected classes that "reflect an old-timey spirit." The art program through Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Art offers classes to kids ages of 5-12. Its mission is to translate various art forms into a curriculum suitable and fun for kids, helping them tap into their own creativity.

Every month from September through May, Re-Art offers a free art class at each of the Boise Public Library branches.

In November, your kiddies can pull out their dancing shoes and join Ava Honey on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, for square-dancing lessons. Honey teaches children about the history and culture of square-dancing while showing them a few traditional moves along with the art of calling.

Who knows, maybe this is the way for your child to launch his or her career as the next Lord of the Dance? At the very least they'll be way more prepared for all those family holiday hoedowns.