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Archive for January 6th, 2011

Dancing on New Year’s Eve

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

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Creativity is everywhere in Lansing. We went to a potluck and Contra Dance at the Central United Methodist Church in downtown on New Year’s Eve.

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I wish I had a photo of the food, because that was the first artfulness we experienced. The friendships, of course, are yet another creative force. The room was full of people who truly enjoy one another.

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Contra Dance involves a lot of spinning around as a couple, and many women dress in full skirts to really emphasize that move. Costuming (which I define as putting together clothing in a deliberate method) is another enjoyable part of being in this crowd. Because it was New Year’s Eve, even more velvet was seen in what is normally a somewhat folksy group. Loved enjoying the clothes.

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And then there was live music and dancing. I can’t use my not-quite-healed broken arm yet to dance, but we sat upstairs, listened to the music, and took some photos.

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Even the building, built in the first part of the 1900s, is beautiful. There are precious few buildings of this era in Lansing. I love being there.

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It was a great way to start the year! I hope things are pleasant for you thus far.