I’m sorry to say I’m currently missing out on one of my favorite activities. Usually, I spend Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings dancing—international folk dances. But arthritis in my hip has prevented me from dancing since October. I miss it so.
Right now my dance group, Phoenix International Folk Dancers, is practicing for our 31st annual Folk Dance Festival, March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day, from noon to 4:30 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 1500 W Maryland Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Come if you’re in the area–$10 donation at the door. If you have an ethnic costume, wear it. I, unfortunately, will not be dancing. Sigh. Though I hope I’ll be able to come and watch.
To try to make myself feel better, I watch dance videos on YouTube. I saw these wonderful versions of Zorba the Greek, and I thought I’d share.
First, here are some young students:
And this wonderful tutorial (though this is a different version):
And the National Dance Ensemble Romiosini:
And a flashmob in England:
Don’t these videos make you want to get up and dance?