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?!?
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.
May I have this dance?
I'm joining the following parties this week: