During Irish dance lessons at the Veterans Community Park Mary Macchia, right, waits with open arms for her dance partner Tom Costin to come to her. The dance the class is working on requires partners to gracefully trade partners. Costin grew up learning Irish dance traditions from his parents and still enjoys meeting new people with similar interest and backgrounds.
Twice a month Susanna Haslett instructs a group of Irish Dance enthusiasts at Veterans Community Park in Naples. What Haslett likes the most about Irish music is the structure and melody and how dancing brings good people together, and is healthy for the spirit. Haslett has been teaching at Veterans Park for about five years.
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