This group picture taken in 2013 shows and many ladies who enjoy meeting weekly to be part of the Golden Steppers. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
This group picture taken in 2013 shows and many ladies who enjoy meeting weekly to be part of the Golden Steppers. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

OTTAWA — The Golden Steppers will start a new season of dancing on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Steppers classes are held at Ottawa K of C on county road H north of Ottawa The classes will continue each Tuesday throughout the fall and winter until Memorial Day in May, 2015.

The group dances for 30 minutes, takes a break, then dances another 30 minutes. New members are invited to join the group. Come dressed comfortable, with smoothed sole shoes, and you are ready to dance.

The Steppers were originally started to provide exercise and healthy lifestyles for Senior Citizens through a grant from the Health Dept. (Joan Kline) Pat Meyer from Leipsic, and a group of 10 dedicated ladies made up the original group…….Some of the original members still attend today.

The group has line danced from the beginning, in parades, at festivals, nursing homes and schools throughout the years. The group consists of 45 - 50 members that love to exercise by dancing. The dances are low impact and easy to do. It is easy to have fun too!

They have found that there are many types of music to dance too, not just Country. This group have came together on a social basis also, and has grown from word of mouth. They have many members that are family members, mom and daughters, sisters and sister in laws and Friends.

The group also holds one or two social events for the members each dance season.

The Steppers covers all ages ( mostly they are retired from many occupations) up to age 90 or more, no one is too old. We are looking to expand our membership and would like to extend the invitation to anyone who would like to join us, young and young at heart, male or female.

So if you are looking for a fun, low impact way to exercise come out and join us. If you are new to this type of activity they are willing to work with you.

The co-instructors are Jeanne Botkin, 419-236-7772 , and Jan Kreinbrink