The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163266   Message #3894467
Posted By: Mr Red
18-Dec-17 - 04:28 AM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
I invariably say "the music will inform your feet".

It may not, but at least they have the mechanism. We have a regular dancer, he is on the committee of our series and he organises Contra. His feet never seem to match the rhythm, but he is enjoying it. So what do I know?

When I was a lad, any community dance night/wedding/birthday included the St Bernards Waltz and the Gay Gordons plus the usual Hokey Cokey (Pokey) and others I don't remember like maybe the Valeta.

I would expect the Gay Gordons to have fallen out of favour from associations. And on a Pedants' Point:
given the nature of the word gay how recent is the name of the dance? Gay has been associated unfavourably with sexuality since, maybe, time immemorial, but heterosexually in bygone days. Would they have used the word in polite company then?