On Saturday some dancing happened…lots of dancing happened in fact.
It was our first dance out of the season, held at the Weald and Downland Museum as part of their Easter events.
This was the event we have been practicing for the past few weeks, the one at which we were going to perform the Kings Men Story.
And perform it we did…and it was awesome!
We performed 3 sets in total, at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, each lasting about 25 mins. The story set was the middle set.
We were slightly shorter of dancers than we often are on this dance out having 7 dancers and one dancer / musician who was called upon to be a musician a lot of the time as we had fewer musicians than normal too. This meant that all of us had to dance our socks off and we got very few dances off 😀 This, of course did not detract from the performance, everyone gave their all and the whole day was an amazing success!
I was originally down to dance all 6 of the story dances, but a last minute realisation allowed me to drop out of the last dance. That realisation being that we had 7 dancers in a 6 person dance…which would not have worked at all. I *could* have done the last dance, but I wasn’t sorry to drop out of it 😉
All in all it was a very enjoyable days dancing, and some amazing photographs were taken by Mr David Poole (husband of one of our dancers) and Miss Rachel Raee (a good friend of mine) which a am gratefully
stealing borrowing to show you all our awesome dancing!
for the sake of completeness the dances I danced were:
2nd Set (Story)
Star of the County Down
3rd Set (in coloured kit)
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
a brand new audience participation dance!
This (as the caption of the photo might give away) included a first for me… Summerland!
I have never danced this dance out, and very rarely danced it in practice, in fact I was convinced I didn’t know it…but it went perfectly so I guess I must do 😀
It also involved an audience participation dance…which involved, not only dancing with a member of the public…but child!! Which caused much hilarity for those people who know me and my fear of children!
With this awesome day of dancing I can officially say that I am fit enough to dance in a mask!
Which is the whole point of this project 😀 63 days early too!
Never fear…I will not be stopping early 😀
Day 302 complete 😀
PS for more of Rachel’s photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/whackyrach/
and more of David’s: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54814827@N06/
13 thoughts on “Day 302: Fit enough to dance in a mask!”
That is awesome! You did it!
On a separate note, I went to the Weald and Downland Museum in about 1985 on a school trip. Loved it. Really should go back again, one day.
😀 I did!
The Weald and Downland is a lovely place, I have only been when I have been dancing, and I keep meaning to go back and have a proper look around!
If you decide to come down in the summer, Mythago are performing there again at midsummer, (June 22nd) 😉
Aargh! One day but not this year. I work Saturdays so getting down for a weekend is not easy. We usually go down south during the week during half terms because I’m not allowed the main school holidays off 😦
argh! that is a shame! 😦
I know. You should go and check out the museum when you’re not dancing though. It was good when I went, nearly 30 years ago – bloomin’ heck where’d the time go? – and I’m sure they’ll have made it better now.
You’ll have to do a road trip and come to dance in York instead of West Sussex 😉
Sam, I am so, so, so proud of you! You are, indeed, fit enough to dance in a mask!!!
You. Are. A. Warrior!
A warrior…in a mask!
I was so proud when i saw the pictures and I was all movementy and on my toes…like a real dancer! 😀
You are a real dancer, my dear. The realest!
For reals! 🙂
Awesome! congrats! you look fantastic 🙂
😀 thank you