This is a great simple dance that’ll break the ice and get you warmed up for the rest of the night.
Virginia Reel(s )
A fast paced-favorite that we did twice. It may also be called the Violent Virginia Reel-if you watch the little boy with the cowboy hat on you’ll see what I mean.
Jefferson & Liberty
A dance that our family learned a couple of weeks ago and look’s pretty neat on video-especially if it was on top. I thought that the lefts-and-rights of the long ways dances looked appealing to the eye as an organized chaos.
Patty Cake Polka
Heel, toe, heel toe…just a lot of fun…
One of our family’s favorites. Keep an eye out for the two guys who chest bump when they meet in the middle of the circle.
A commemorative dance for Issac Hull’s victory in the battle between the U.S.S. Constitution (see photo) and the H.M.S. Guerriere. One of my favorite dances because there is non-stop movement for the #1 couples. My Mom and I danced together in this dance and as soon as we had reached the end of the line and were about to become #2 couples the music ended. That suited me well because I hate being a #2 couple, I always want to be #1…wait, that didn’t sound right.
The footage is cut in the middle because my camcorder’s battery died.
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor 4/10 Standing by the ship’s bell