NARACOORTE'S square dance club Acey Squares turned seven years old last weekend.
The club had visitors and dancers from as far as Mount Gambier, Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Goolwa and Adelaide suburbs to wish them well and join in the dancing fun on Friday and Saturday night.
Over 50 people gathered at the Naracoorte Primary School hall for the birthday celebrations.
Coordinator Christine Hall said she was thrilled with how the event went.
"It was bigger than last year where we had only two sets of dancers on the floor," she said. "This year we have more than doubled that."
Everyone enjoyed the dancing, friendship and social atmosphere and it was a good opportunity to connect with other clubs.
Keeping with the tradition of country square dance clubs, a supper was held on both nights as well as a birthday cake and raffle on Saturday.
As a special treat, there were two live feature callers who travelled from Bendigo and Geelong to do their thing.
Darren Taylor, from Geelong, said he had just returned from America where square dancing is incredibly popular.
"I tour there annually to call and teach callers. It's huge over there. I've been doing this for 28 years."
Fellow caller Philip Aslandis has also been in the business for almost three decades.
Mr Taylor said the duo played a selection of music from the 1800s right through to new releases.
"We pick the tracks and choreograph the movements off the top of our head to fit the tracks.
"Philip is more into country music and I'm more rock and roll."
Other guest speakers the club had at this year's birthday celebrations were Andrea Braun from Mt Gambier, Ivan Cooke from Adelaide and John Casey from Port Elliott.
Mrs Hall added dancing with a live caller was a lot trickier than with recorded tracks which is what the group dances to each Friday night.
"The key factor is to listen to the call," she said.
Acey Squares currently has 15 dancers who meet weekly at the Naracoorte Lutheran Church.
It's a great form of mild exercise, and singles, couples and families are encouraged to join in.
A beginners intake will start in February next year.
The club's next feature will be at the Naracoorte Show in October this year. Everyone is invited to stop by and say hello.
At the end of October members also look forward to joining Mount Gambier's "Pine City Twirlers" as they celebrate their 30th birthday.
Contact Chris and Alan Hall for more information on 8762 3629 or 0410 057 955.