all six of us,
(see ecd.hebertworks.com for more information)
Yes, seriously! There is a group of home schooling families that get together about twice a month, rent a space at a church north of us (took us an hour's drive in traffic to get there) and for three hours enjoy the instruction and implementation of said instruction in English Country Dancing (think of the screen version of Pride & Prejudice). IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! And in keeping with our frugality this year, only $10 for the whole family for 3 hours!
Rules: Change partners each dance, guys asking girls. Girls must accept unless completely creeped out by the guy's vibe.
How it works: The instructor guides us through the moves of a dance, step by step, offering individual guidance, when needed. Then, plays the most lovely instrumental music while we dance! At the end, everyone claps, the guys offer their arms to the girls and everyone clears the floor, selecting their partners for the next dance. We learned about 8-10 dances throughout the evening.
(Below: While obviously not the most flattering
of pics of ME, I chose to include this because
Jesse was suffering heinously from allergy problems,
yet I love the look of enjoyment on his face while he's dancing!
When not dancing, the poor thing was propped against
the wall, all red eyed and pitiful looking.)