I Can't Believe It! My sister is leaving on her mission in four days!
We decided to hold one more barn dance before she had to go
While I was at school this last year, my family started to organize and hold barn dances once a month. We decided that we like dancing -- but not the fist-pumping, hip-jerking kind. We weren't the only ones who felt this way, so we decided to organize our own dances -- ones with good wholesome lively music and steps that the whole family could enjoy.
Our family learns the square dances online and then teach them to the rest of the group. We have learned a good number now -- all of them fun and easy for even the youngest to learn. Everyone always looks forward to the next Family Dance (as we lovingly call them).
Dancing "The Big Mountain Circle"
As the type music and dance moves become more and more unholy and unchaste these days, dancing -- in the English culture -- as become promiscuous. We have set up the Family Dances in order to show people how dancing can be. Dancing can be wholesome, it can be done as a family, it can be comfortable and it can be fun.
My brother and his partner for the "Virgina Reel" -- he made up for her shorter arms :)
Some of the dances that we do are: The Virgina Reel, Big Mountain Circle, Oh Suzanna, Heel Toe Polka, Welcome Dance, and we're going to be learning The Cumberland Square very soon.
We buy the music online and play it from speakers connected to our computer. All of the music is just violins, banjos and guitars. Lots of fun, but still wholesome.
How we love to get together for any and all occasions!
I have learned that if life doesn't hand you what you need, sometimes you have to go seeking or even create it yourself. Don't give up on yourself or on others. If what you need is good and right, you'll be helped along.