After lunch, several of us were called up to the front and amusing anecdotes told about each one or recognized in some way, yours truly included.
Here's Keith, an Australian who now lives in Canada and winters in Arizona. He's reading us a poem he wrote about line dancing. It follows:
Beginning Line Dancing
"Welcome", says Sandy to those who are new
"Don't worry we repeat dances, we always do."
You're about to have a strenuous day
especially when Carl's music starts to play
You quickly learn lines are your friends
It's on them you must depend
At first it seems kinda funny
What has time got to do with honey? (note: The Honey is a dance we learned)
It's 11 o'clock to the left and one o'clock to the right
Your clock is slow and you've danced outta sight
A friendly voice says, "get back in line"
Its time to learn to do the "vine"
Knees quiver, legs twist in ungodly shape
sadly your learn the "vine" has nothing to do with the grape
By now you've covered a mile,
Sandy is saying, "Smile"
Your legs are full of pain
A voice declares, We do it again!
You try to stay in line and follow along
To your dismay your memory is not that strong
You trip, collide and stumble
Its hard not to crumble
By now you are not so amused
In fact you're thoroughly confused
It is curtsy or is it dip?
Is it shuffle or is it skip?
Eventually, in time, you think you're hep
And show up on Thursday for The Next Step (note: The Next Step is an advanced class)
So thank you Sandy and thank you Elaine
You've made it fun that's why beginners come back again.
Keith got a huge round of applause for his poetic efforts because we could all relate!
We ended our luncheon with our four favorite dances. We pushed tables and chairs out of the way and Carl fired up the stereo system.
We have one more dance class to go and we are surely all going to miss this hour where we gather and dance our hearts away.