Breaking the habits of a lifetime?

may1Our season traditionally begins with dancing outside the Town Hall at 0600 on May 1st, the date summer is supposed to start. But this year the Town Hall is a building site, so we’re dancing in the evening of May 1 in St Michael’s.

And just to be awkward, that will be the 3rd time we dance in public this summer. We’re at Caddington Village St George’s Day Celebration on Saturday 28 April and the Mayor’s Cream Tea on Sunday 29 April. With our final practice on Monday 30th, that’s 4 consecutive days we’ll have our hankies out!

A record?

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At last night’s practice, for the first time in ages – certainly this decade and conceivably this millennium – we had enough for 2 full sets of 6 dancers and were well on the way to a third.

16 people danced at least some of the time, including 4 people new to us this winter. The 17th stuck to his pipe and tabor.

If you’ve ever fancied dancing, now’s a great time to start. Come along any Monday from 2000 to 4th Scout Hut, Riverside Road, St Albans AL1 1QW.

The First of Ma(n)y

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Emma and Callum’s first dance!

The season kicks off with our first ‘spot’ at the Bright Star, as part of Kimpton May Fayre. Vandalls is the first dance and it’s Emma and Callum’s first appearance in public.

They first came to a practice last October and now they are “dancing out” as we say. If you fancy doing the same, just ask any of the team at any event.

The May Queen joins in the dancing
The May Queen joins in the dancing

After the Bright Star we perform a second ‘spot’ at The Boot in Kimpton where amongst the audience invited to join in a dance are the Fayre’s May Queen and her attendants.

Dancing in St Albans UK and farther afield since 1930