Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Freestyle Square Dancing

"Promenade if ya care to..."
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Removed from the harsh restrictions imposed by the colorful but autocratic "caller", the American square dance could rid itself of that troublesome rube-robot image that the young'uns today just don't cotton-to.

Keep the martinet on the hay-bale for tradition's sake but with the understanding that he will be issuing no more than an occasional suggestion.

Rather than "grab yer gal and promenade all" you could, say, grab *two* gals...or a guy...and bodytalk to where the fiddles take you.

The Military, Jun 30 2001

EAASDC - European Association of American Square Dancing Clubs http://eaasdc.de/
Europeans love their American square dancing! [The Military, Jun 30 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Costumes? Like big straw hats and checkered shirts? Awright!
The Military, Jun 30 2001

       'Freestyle' and 'Square'. Interesting concept.
DrBob, Jun 30 2001

       PeterSealy, wonderful link, indeed! These fellas' gear makes the turquoise steer-head bolo tie seem an accessory of subtle elegance.
The Military, Jun 30 2001

       This has to be one of the greatest titles ever.
AfroAssault, Jul 01 2001

       [PeterSealy]: While the Cotswold Morris (as shown in your link) is traditionally all-male, Cumbrian Morris has always been a mixed-gender custom. The costumes worn in the Cumbrian variant are different, particularly the shoes which are more like clogs than the pumps worn by the Cotswold sides.
angel, Jul 01 2001

       Your reference to clogs, angel, triggers flashbacks of "clogging", the rural American variant of that Riverdance business but, again, with the do-si-do attire. Very painful.
The Military, Jul 01 2001

       A croissant for the title alone. Maybe the square aspect could be under the freestyle option and the participants could dance in a circle or a pentagon shape.
MrKangaroo, Jul 01 2001

       Hey, Mr. K., if you take this to the pentagon, you'd better include the Freestyle Sidestepping style. Otherwise, it won't fly. Maybe in Peoria.
bobzaguy, Aug 13 2001


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