As a special "thank you" to the group, Terry Chen and Joseph Rothchild treated the Newton Family Singers to an afternoon of square dancing!
Beth Parkes from dancecallers.com got us all moving around in circles and squares, dosey-doe-ing and generally having a great time. The various American and English folk dances took a minute to get used to, but Beth was terrific at reading the crowd and giving us each a new step to learn once we mastered the last. Plus, her calls were like ad lib singing over the music.
The event was crowned by the Virginia Reel -- a real crowd-pleaser.
Then Beth flipped her sound system over to a playlist of popular dance songs from the 70s to today -- including a few that we've sung in concert! Much boogeying was had by all.
Thank you, Joseph and Terry!
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Jack Cheng directs the Clemente Course in Dorchester, excavates in the Middle East, and writes in Waban, MA.