It's so flow-y, so peaceful, so fun, so happy. It's contra.
A few years ago my sister saw a notice at the library "Contra Dance, Old English Dancing for the Whole Family." Okay, I don't know if that is exactly what it said, but that's what was implied. Then they went, yeah I didn't. I think I actually stayed home with younger kids because we knew it'd be too late a night. The fam loved it! And they went again, and then traveled further to go another time. By now, they are hooked. This went on for about a year...each time coming home saying "you've got to come to a dance!" No, no I wasn't going to dance with a guy, especially not with strangers. Okay, I was chicken. Then the next dance came and Mom said, we're bringing the kids, you can stay home alone or come. Yeah...wasn't gonna say home all by my lonesome! But, I did line up to babysit half the night. My thought was I'd embarrass myself for half the night and then escape to the kids, where my comfort zone was.
That...didn't last. haha! First dance and I was hooked. People, this is awesome. It's community, laughter, it's amazing music, and all about having fun. There's nothing awkward about it. Yes, you dance with strangers (until you meet them!). It's sort of a cross between line dancing and square dancing, only more fun than both.
So, people out there, go. Look up contra near you (it's there), and go dance the night away. You will love it.
“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” -Martha Graham.
|That's yours truly on the left. (pink top, polka dot skirt)|
Young or old, it don't matter. Just dance.
(some of pc is my sister, not sure which though)