I Danced the Night Away…

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Photo credit: Phoebe (my sister)

My cousins, Rachel and Rowena (pictured with me above), had come up to spend several days with us. *That*, in and of itself, was a blast. We lightened our hair (using lemon juice and warm water– and sunshine), played games, went thrifting/garage sale-ing (I know, I know– that’s not a word! :P), and stayed up to the wee hours of the morning– laughing and sharing stories. 🙂

But I think my favorite activity we shared together was the “barn” dance we went to the last night they were with us. 🙂 Think Western film style dances (technically known as “Square Dancing”) and a few “Pride and Prejudice” style dances (that style of dancing is called “English Country Dancing”. 😉  It was Rowena’s first time to dance, though we had shown her a few tips before hand. Rachel had been English Country Dancing with us before.

On this particular night, we also learned how to polka and do Contra Dancing (similar to Square Dancing, only more confusing, I think).

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Dancing the Dubleska Polka. It was the most fun I’d had in a LONNNG time! 🙂   (photo credit: the N. family)
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One of the square dances… (photo credit: the N. family)
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It was fun having Jaden (my “little” brother in the orange-y shirt) and Rachel (the young lady in the pale green top) in my group for this dance. 🙂 I also made friends with a few of the other dancers. 🙂  (photo credit: the N. family)
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If you couldn’t tell, orange was the theme color. 😉 I didn’t have anything orange, so…   (photo credit: the N. family)
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Dancin’ cousins (photo credit: the N. family)
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Abby (on the left) and Phoebe (in the orange shirt in the middle) look like they were enjoying themselves too! (Photo credit: the N. family)
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This is a classic example of the fun time one has when dancing! 😀  (Photo credit: the N. family)
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