SB has been talking about trying English Country Dance ever since she had her “amazing Money Musk moment” (paper cranes – humans) at a contra dance at Pinweoods camp a while back. So we went to check it out this evening, as we were free and our friend Sue Rosen was leading the dance program at the West Newton dance. (And after cramming in a quick run to the Blue Ribbon across the street to grab dinner).
There is a lot of shared info/skills between ECD and contra dancing (contra is partly sourced from ECD), so we were able to fit in pretty quickly after learning the few unique moves. Turns out we knew a fair number of folks attending from other venues as well.
I still prefer contra (there is an energy and exuberant friendliness that I particularly enjoy) but I can definitely see the draw for those that love English. I expect this will become yet another part of our ongoing dance adventures now.
Here’s SB doing her typically graceful bit in a dance (the start button in the middle of the video is pointing right at her):