Traditional Social Dancing
has evolved naturally through communities, along with traditional music.
It is natural, easy, joyful, free, equal, and sociable:
it affords improvisation and individual style within a strongly supported dance community, has no classes, hierarchy or separation into performers and spectators, and is considerate, not competitive.
It is grounded:
it is physical, creative, aesthetic, and transcendent, but is neither sport nor art, neither randomly individual nor uniformly regimented. It resists sophistication, commercialization, and institutionalization.
If Traditional social dancing were discourse, it would be neither debate nor monologue, but conversation.
We hope that our dancing moves others to say "This is so much fun, I want to do this too", rather than "This looks so intricate and difficult, I could never do this".
This web site is a gift for dancers. Everything is a work in progress. Much has been neglected. Improvements are always welcome.