Texas Tornadoes dancin' up a storm for two decades

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - An Abilene group has been boot scootin' all over the city for almost two decades.

The Texas Tornadoes got their start in 1998 and 20 years later, the group is still dancing to the beat.

"I just love it. I just love line dancing," Norma Newsom said. "It's such good exercise and it's fun exercise."

Newsom was one of the first to start with the Texas Tornadoes. Now, despite her health, she still continues to come to practice but does more watching than dancing.

"I can't do performance anymore because my body says no," explained Newsom

The group performs all over Abilene and even the state.

While it originally started as strictly line dancing and square dancing, the Tornadoes have branched out.

"We do Mamba steps, all kinds of Latin steps," Malcolm Price added.

He's been the groups instructor for 15 years.

"We just like to perform, we go around the community," said Price. "We perform at different events. Cinco De Mayo, Western Heritage, just all over."

The Texas Tornadoes are still looking for new members. The next beginners class is Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm in the Wylie Early Childhood cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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