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Poco Loco Dancers are a 'little crazy' about their dance moves (VIDEO)

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    Dance Instructor Katy Mitchell (center) leads audience members and members of the Poco Loco Dancers through a final song Monday at the Lorain County Fair.

    LISA ROBERSON / CHRONICLE

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WELLINGTON -- The Poco Loco Dancers prove you are never too old to just get out there and dance.

The group’s Monday performance at the Lorain County Fair was full of fancy footwork, but with choreography easy enough for anyone from ages 8 to 80 to learn.

“If at 86 you can dance on concrete, then I say you are doing pretty good,” said fun octogenarian Irena Talandis. “I have been dancing for years and I love it.”

Sponsored by the Oberlin Senior Center, the dance troupe is a line dance group that incorporates rock, hip hop and country western routines into a fun performance.

Dance instructor Katy Mitchell, who has been teaching the group for about three years, said the group learns about 20 songs and choose 10 to 12 to perform each year.

“We try to keep everyone interested,” she said.

And if you think you need a background in dance to be part of Poco Loco, Mitchell said you would be wrong. Fitness and fun drives this coed recreational dance team.

Check out a bit of the performance and if you think you still have a little pep in your step, check out the Poco Loco Dancers practices from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays starting Sept. 17 at the Twin Lake Homes McBid Hall, 42660 Albrecht Road, Elyria. Call instructor Katy Mitchell at (440)371-6558 or the Oberlin Senior Center at (440)775-1504.

 

Contact Lisa Roberson at (440) 329-7121 or lroberson@chroniclet.com. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @LisaRobersonCT.


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