Last evening, to celebrate the end of my "Emma" class, I hosted an English Country Dance.
When studying a book, I like to teach the culture of the time...how did people interact with each other, what was the clothing like, what did people do for entertainment.
Being a fan of Miss Jane Austen's books and a lover of the movies made based on her books, I thought it would be awesome to learn English Country Dance. The girls in my classes have loved it! It is easy and fun. It is modest, and allows interaction between young men and ladies without impropriety. And everyone can do it! From a 3 year old boy to a grandma to our Pastor Mike!
Let me share our evening with you in photos...
Here are my lovely English Roses...
Here is a group of 7 pairs doing a dance called Lucky Seven. The part they are doing is called "The Grand Chain."
It was so fun for me to see the younger boys, decide that maybe this dancing stuff was not so bad after all!
This precious family enjoyed dancing with their twins. Their youngest daughter was so delightful to watch as well - she enjoyed herself so much!
This event was held at my church, which is a family integrated church. Even though this was not a church event, it fit right into my philosophy of doing things together as families.
It was a delightful evening.