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From: John Giacoletti <>
Subject: Re: Dancing on the Tour
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 23:57:02 -0500
The group I dance with is "gray." Most are retired either from Canada or
the U.S. So a good many are seventy plus and they do enjoy the dancing
If you make your connections correctly for the tour, you should be able to
find out what evenings those groups dance. Visitors are always welcome and
they will be able to match beginners with more experienced dancers.
If you sweet talk them into preparing a special party program of easy
dances you shouldn't have any trouble. They would probably love to do some
"demo" work for you, too.
There are some dances, Cumberland Reel, for one that is flat out easy. If
you can walk and duck a little under the other peoples's arms you can do
this dance. There are also the Gay Gordons, Pride of Erin, Canadian Barn
Dance, Dashing White Sargent, and many other social, round the room dances
that beginners can do without any prior experience. They can be done and
enjoyed by all.
This latter group I mentioned above are known as ceilidh dances, party
dances, that is. They do these at lots of clubs and pubs. The fiddle
music is out of this world.