Rachel Byers spins with her partner during a contra dance

March 31, 2012 | 4:46 p.m. CDT
Joe Groceman of St. Louis spins Rachel Byers of Cape Girardeau at a contra dancing session on Saturday at Stephens College's Kimball Ballroom. Contra dancing, which hinges on rotation of partners, often pairs longtime dancers, such as 15-year veteran Groceman, with new dancers, such as first-year dancer Byers.

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