Monday, May 15, 2017

Come Dance in May!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a May Tea Dance hosted by Hamilton English Country Dancers (HECD) and Dundas Museum and Archives. The HECD performed at the museum before, but I had been too shy to participate. At the May Tea Dance, I stepped out of my comfort zone (ha!) and joined the English country dancing. So what if I have two left feet and didn't know any of the steps?!?

Source: Internet
FANTASY: I was Elizabeth Bennett dancing gracefully at the Netherfield Ball.

Photo Credit: My Mom
REALITY: This dancing newbie (in the purple top on the left) bungled up some of the steps. 

A caller taught us the moves and prompted the dance figures. There were also a couple of fiddlers who provided live music accompaniment to our dancing. The experienced dancers were very welcoming and forgave my missteps. I really enjoyed English Country Dancing (a great low-impact exercise!), but some of the circular formations made me a little dizzy!

Artsy Tea Table #1

Artsy Tea Table #2

Our artsy tea table.

Dancing worked up my appetite for tea and light refreshments.

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May I have this dance?

I'm joining the following parties this week:


  1. Hooray and bravo to you Margie, for venturing out of your comfort zone!!! It looks like you were rewarded with some yummy snacks. I loved the artsy tables, too.

  2. What a fun new thing to try out. It's good to stretch one's comfort zone a little at times. The artsy tables have some lovely images on them.

  3. Oh that sounds amazing and so fun and so terrifying haha!! Good for you!! What a lovely event to attend. I SO wish to learn to dance but it's very expensive around here! And I have TWO LEFT FEET!! The tables looked so pretty too!

  4. You cute lady, Bravo ! Learn every day and try to do new a sign of a fulfilling life. :)

  5. Good for you! I've recently seen Pride & Prejudice and Zombies where the Netherfield Ball is attacked by the living dead. So, even if you miss a step you must remember that it can always be worse.

  6. Sounds like fun! I loved dancing once upon a time. The artsy tea tables are wonderful. Each one is different and the food looks great. You live an exciting life, Margie. So glad you share your outings with us. Enjoy your week.

  7. No surprise you were the one in purple Margie. lol The dancing sounds like fun and I'm glad you gave it a try even if it did work up an appetite.

  8. Dear Margie:
    You look very talented to me out there dancing with the rest! I think the food looked wonderful too! Fun posting of a fun event!

  9. Ohhh, Margie, a tea dance sounds like such fun! Even if Colin Firth wasn't there!

  10. Sounds like fun--and the refreshments look delicious! They'd probably be my favorite part!


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