Dick and Gale Hartlerode of Woodruff are helping to make the Magic Happen in Rothschild as the 55th Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention comes back to the central Wisconsin area.
The Hartlerodes are assistant general chairmen for the 55th Wisconsin Square & Round Dance Convention.
The theme for this year’s convention is “Let the Magic Happen!” The convention will be held at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild, WI Aug. 8, 9 and 10.
For more than 20 years Dick and Gale have been helping the magic happen, through fun, friendship and fitness all of which are set to music.
That magic is what we call Modern Western Square and Round Dancing. They have been very active with the square dance community, holding many offices on both the Central Wisconsin Square Dance Association and the Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention Executive Board.
The three-day convention is expected to draw approximately 500 dancers to the Rothschild/Wausau area from all across Wisconsin and the surrounding states.
There will be opportunities for interested people to join in the fun with an introduction to square dancing. Spectators are always welcome. There is no charge those who would like to observe the various types of dancing. In addition to the dancing, there will be vendors available throughout the weekend, a fashion show on Saturday afternoon as well as educational seminars and exhibits.
For more information about the convention or if you are interested in learning to square dance, call Dick and Gale at 715-358-6333 or visit our website at www.wisquaredanceconvention.org.