Dancing just plain feels good. Whether you are good at it or not, if you can just listen to the music and move your body to the beat, in my book, you can dance. Just ask any kid. Kids have no inhibitions when it comes to dancing.
When my sister and I were little, we not only danced in many recitals, but we often put on our own dance recitals in the living room of our home. I remember once getting fully decked out in costumes and singing “The Bitch is back” by Elton John, complete with broom guitars and microphones made out of hair brushes. We weren’t allowed to swear but for some reason it was okay if it was in a song. So we sang our asses off and danced so loudly that our next door neighbor came over to check on us and see if we were ok. We were not only ok, we were having the best performance of our life. Ah, the good old days.
Although my childhood dancing days are long gone, dancing still feels good to me. And luckily in Vermont we have lots of opportunities. Just last weekend I went to a masquerade party where we danced to everything from 70’s music to house music. Other weekends I’ve attended one of many contra-dances Vermont has to offer.
Dancing is fun and easy and there are lots of different types of music events to move your body to. This coming weekend is no different.
On Saturday, April 27, join me for an Irish Ceili, part of the Traditional New England Dance Series at the Montpelier Grange Hall. If you don’t know how to dance, come early and we’ll teach you. Come listen to some Irish music, check out some of the best Irish dancers in Vermont and learn a step or two. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, April 27
Where: Montpelier Grange Hall, 6612 VT. Route 12, Montpelier
Time: 7:30 (to learn steps). Dance starts at 8pm
Cost: $8 Individual, $5 Student, $20 Family
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In the meantime, I leave with one of the greatest to shake your booty to…