Semi-formal Winter Country Dance

Saturday evening, a group of young people (mostly home schoolers or home school graduates) met at the Duck Club in Irvine for an evening of old country line dancing. Since this was Josiah’s first time, he was skeptical as to whether he’d enjoy himself. Of course, he had a GREAT time and said that he’d definitely come back.

Since there were (as always) more females than males, Jeri didn’t dance. Some of the girls/ladies danced as males to even things out.

Jeri, Josiah, and Tim at the Duck Club. Click photo for full size.
Line Dance at the Duck Club. Click photo for full size.

No prior dance knowledge or experience was required to participate. The Hendricks led the dances and always gave us thorough instruction before each one. They would walk us through it and then call out the moves during the dances (similar to a square dance).

Listening to instructions. Click photo for full size.

Run the River was a fun dance. Each group of four would eventually run down the river (the line of other dancers).

Run the River. Click photo for full size.

The Hand Jive required way too much coordination. It was a series of (seemingly simple) hand movements that were nearly impossible to repeat correctly.

Lizzie doing the Hand Jive. Click photo for full size.
Tim doing the Hand Jive. Click photo for full size.