Another week of Georgian style dancing showed how much we had improved even after only a single lesson. I’m picking up on the terminology and step patterns for many of the dances, which makes learning new ones much easier.
There were several dances that I particularly enjoyed. One was a sort of sailor jig where everyone was in a giant circle and the ladies got to weave past their various partners. In another you worked your way around in a square for a section of the dance, rhythmically stomping your feet along the way (so much fun!). Finally, I was very excited that I recognized the last dance that we did from the week before. One of my more experienced dance partners complimented my ability to remember the sequences of moves. I also learned my lesson from last week, and stretched out my calves after the class (to the great amusement of my housemate Bea), which I believe was the determining factor in preventing me from being sore the next day.
We’ve improved so much already, and I’m excited to continue to improve in the coming weeks!