Let’s do The Twist
Every spring, our school division holds a Children’s Folk Dance Festival for all the Grade 1, 2 and 3 classes. This is an outdoor activity and the venue is usually at a nearby park.
The Festival was scheduled last Friday, with an alternate rain date of Tuesday next week. We’ve had a rainy and cold week, and fortunately it didn’t rain on Friday. I took an hour break from work and went to watch a little bit of the Dance Festival. It was cold at only 10 C and wind of around 30 NW. Most of the students and teachers were wearing their warm jackets and some even wore their hats and gloves. But the cold weather didn’t dampen their spirits. They danced all the dances that they have been learning and practicing the entire week. I only got to see Ryland do five dances: the Virginia Reel, the Macarena, Hands Up, Chicken Dance and The Twist, which I also danced. Click on the pictures to watch short video clips. And let’s see if you can spot me dancing The Twist.
Blast from the past
When I was in elementary school in the Philippines, we celebrated the Foundation Day of our school by performing different dances. This one is the Hawaiian Dance to the tune of Pearly Shells when I was in kindergarten.