>On Thursday, July 13th, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Center Gym, the Lanesboro Public Library is proud to welcome the Winona International Dancers for their first-ever appearance in Lanesboro.

While planned as a “surprise” extra activity for this summer’s reading program, Catch the Beat at Your Library, this very special event is open to persons of all ages – kids and adults alike.

The dancers will wear costumes and perform dances from different parts of the world. Their presentation will be followed by a fun group participation segment with easy dances that anyone can learn!!

This wonderful event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted to help offset costs.


The Winona International Dancers began as a community organization in October, 1979. Formed originally as a recreational dance group, there is also an active performing segment of the organization. Repertoire consists primarily of ethnic dances from many parts of the world – including Scandinavia, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Israel. In addition, the group has presented programs of ballroom, Renaissance, and American Barn dances.

The Winona International Dancers actively promote folk dance through workshops in surrounding schools and colleges, and at numerous community organizations and events. The group has performed at the Door County (WI) Folk Festival. Members come from Winona and the surrounding area of SE Minnesota and SW Wisconsin. Barbara DuFresne is the Artistic Director.