Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dancing!


These past couple of days have rushed by in a blur.

 

For the girls and I were lucky enough to travel to Kentucky to participate in the 75th Annual Mountain Folk Festival. We danced till our feet hurt.  And then we danced some more.  We were invited to go with my friend Tipper and her girls. And those young whipper snappers did this foot tapping clogging routine and kept on dancing even though the music gave them fits.  Yeah for that!



Tipper explains this festival far better than I.  She talks about it's history, importance and relevance to today's youth.  All I know is that Boo and Licious enjoyed dancing with a gym full of other kids. 

I seemed to enjoy the square dancing the best.  In fact, I have one that keeps running through my head . . . You allemande left your corner, then you right hand to your own . . .strangely it isn't as good as when Bob calls it.    

The people we met, music we heard, dances we danced and friends we made will be remembered for years to come. 






-dana

15 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This is so much fun to watch! Your girls do a great job.
I taught K-6 music for many years and one of the favorite activities was square dancing. Even the "I hate music" boys liked it:)

DebbyMc said...

Oh, what fun! How refresshing... I tap danced as a kid so this brought a smile to my face. We had square dancing every Friday afternoon at school when we were in 6th grade. It was one of the things kids (read: girls, not boys!)looked forward to while younger than 6th grade =-) I loved my 'twirly' skirt my mom made me specially for that...

ancient one said...

What a treat you gave me today. Loved seeing these girls dancing. I never learned to clog, but my children did. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

What a great way to spend time with your girls! Super wonderful memories for all. Looks like an amazingly good time.
Thanks for sharing the videos .....

Happy Spring

mommymae said...

all 4 of those girls are great, but i can't keep my eyes off of your little one. she's something else!

DeeRoo said...

Of course I can't get the video but it's great to hear you all had a good time dancing!:)

Glad to hear you all are fine...was thinking about you when those storms went through the other night!

Hoping to get back down to Don's Aunt and Uncle's place again soon...will def keep you in the loop.

Hugs to the girls...and Razor...and the pups....and...and...YOU!:)

Mandalin said...

Yeehar!!! What a blast, those girls were fabulous and soooo professional to keep going when the music went a little dolallie. Standing ovation from Australia "more"...."more"!!

Tracy said...

So curious! I've read your blog for quite some time but have never commented, HOWEVER, you captured my daughter in your last video! She's wearing a long green skirt, white blouse with a brown sash, and has short hair. And my son recognized one of your daughters from the dance when we scrolled down a few posts. He danced with her!

Tracy said...

I should have specified- you can see Autumn from 39 seconds to about 44 seconds.

Birgit said...

Yeah for clogging! Watching that video (Boo is great!) makes me want to dance right away. :) Great to hear that you guys had so much fun!

Hugs,
Birgit

Elissa said...

super fun. i love dancing of pretty much any sort. just makes you smile :-)

bingo~bonnie said...

oh there you go again - pulling at my heart stings and reviving all my years gone by memories of growing up clogging. I was the same age as your youngest when I got started at age 8 and clogged until I left for college at 18.

OH how I'd love to get back into it. We use travel to Sommerset, KY and Danville and Lexington to take special clogging workshops and do competitions.

ok. I confess. after watching your video again.. I googled clogging and came to a site that has tons of "Cue Sheets" which just looking thru the song titles brought back many memories. I had an brilliant memory like I assume most kids do when cloggin and never ever used the cue sheets or learned what all the abreviations meant... however my mom had a fat 3 ring binder full of them and could not learn a dance without them.

This was one of our favorites "Ghost Busters!!" http://www.clogdancing.com/cuesheets/pdf/Ghostbusters-SS.pdf

Do they even still teach this? Of course we thought we were so cool clogging to "Get Outta My Dreams and Into My Car" but I couldn't find that one listed.

Thanks for sharing and bringing back many good memories Dana!

Love from Texas!! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

PS - if your girls do use "CUE Sheets" here is the main link to all their listings.

http://www.clogdancing.com/cuesheets/index.shtml

bingo~bonnie said...

oh dear! I just looked up clogging on youTube! Specifically "Old Time Rockin Roll"

What a cute couple version here - wish we had thought to pair up like this. Maybe your girls already know it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_vuQUJmv5A


OK I promise I'll stop posting comments. For now... lol

sarah, rsm said...

Boo, Licious, Chitter and Chatter ROCK IT!!!!Hip, hip hooray!!!!