Thanks Alan and Lark for the wonderful and positive feedback.
Incidentally, amused to see Cary Ravitz's name in the message following mine - his
mother is one of my infrequent dancers who provided me with the loveliest quote. To
paraphrase; three hours after the dance I was aching, but found it was my face that was
aching because I was still smiling. This is the experience I am used to with my dance
group, and the experience I want to bring to the estates contra.
In refering to "real contra", I meant keeping away from set dance or
ceili/ceilidh type barn dances which I also call. Nothing against them, but want to
emphasize contra. I will be repeating the first session as the second session, and think I
can build up to a (one) longways duple improper. But, Alan, thank you so very much for the
dances you included.You gave me a lot to consider.
A band member gave me a copy of Good Morning last night, and the estates are working on
getting me copies of programmes from dances Ford would have attended. But, I didn't
like feeling pushed for time in getting a programme like this together, which is why I
asked for help from the list - and I'm glad I did. Thanks, and wish me luck!
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