Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Today the talented and energetic Sharon Samson and John Clement got us up and dancing, along with their lovely assistants Claire Gunnels, Patsy Brautigam, and Cheryl Lejune. They demonstrated the two basic parts of the Cotton-Eyed Joe line dance--a dance that has its origins in European folk dancing, as well as a few variations. Our LIFErs had a wonderful time trying out these steps to a variety of music pieces, and we all got a good workout as well! Sharon and John are a part of the Houston International Folk Dancers, and they always welcome new dancers. Find more information here:

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