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Thread #50350   Message #763491
Posted By: Genie
11-Aug-02 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcatters are folk dancers
Subject: RE: BS: How many Mudcatters are folk dancers
I used to be very heavily into folk dancing -- mostly Balkan, with some Israeli, British Isles, Northern European, and Appalachian clogging thrown in, too. The folk dancing thing for me kind of evolved into a love of swing dancing (first East Coast, then West Coast), and I continued to do some contra dancing, mostly for the exercise.

In the last 10 to 15 years, my dancing has become very sporadic and rare. E.g., I'll go nearly all year without dancing and then go the the NW Folklife Festival in Seattle in May and get "weekend warrior" injuries from jumping back into the smorgasbord of participatory dance programs that are offered there.

Gotta start doing it again more regularly, but it seems as I've done more and more guitar playing/singing, I've done less and less dancing, ice skating, etc. Probably got something to do with there being only 24 hours in a day.