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It seems a little peculiar to me that the Country Dancing lessons for PE etc. are seen as unusual? As a primary school student in the '80's, we did country dancing, including the Maypole.

Was my school that old fashioned, or really just keeping up with the age old traditions of our great history?


Did anyone else do country dancing? If so, what decade were you taught it at school?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Andy if it was in Lincolnshire it was probably behind the times :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:23 pm 
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Andy if it was in Lincolnshire it was probably behind the times :wink:


I guess you were maintaining these lessons well into the '90's then :wink:

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Norfolk in the 1970's... Contry dancing and round singing..

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Greater Manchester area, 1980s primary school.
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Norfolk in the '60's - hated it!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm 
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Norfolk in the '60's - hated it!!!


I don't think you were meant to enjoy it, after all, it was good for you :lol:

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Hook infants school Hampshire in early 1960's, hated it with a vengence.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:13 am 
Did 'Scottish Country Dancing' apropos of a Glaswegian teacher in Southern England in the late 1980s/early 1990s in a state Primary.

Proust would revel at my chagrin shown a tartan trimmed shortbread tin some thirty years later....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 am 
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Shalien wrote:
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Andy if it was in Lincolnshire it was probably behind the times :wink:


I guess you were maintaining these lessons well into the '90's then :wink:

:D Andy I never taught country dancing due to my own clumsyness and a distinct preference for heavy rock. I do recall a colleague who was teaching it in the 90s :park:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Essex in the 50's/60's - Definitely not. Pity really, maybe I would have had some sort of sense of rhythm if they had

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Midlands in the 1970s with Mrs Busfield, bless her she was great fun. Did Home Economics with her too (cooking and sewing)

Do-Si-Do et al.

As my mate Simon says, "I'll try anything once, except incest and Morris Dancing!"

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I definitely did it in PE - Leicestershire , late 1970s early 1980s period. (I might add I absolutely hated it........not sure I have danced since. Which actually is a good thing for humanity and the Earth's crust in equal measure!)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:46 pm 
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id of loved to see out teachers in essex try and get us to do country dancing we was too busy popping and locking

i lived near a steak house as a yoof if i hear cotton eyed joe me blood boils
it did smell very nice but some weird folk came out of there in some funny outfits

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Nothing like that for me in mid-late 70's in Suffolk, never heard of it that setting until last night either....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Yep, our school in South London did country dancing until 1992. Hated it, scarred me for life, now I have no rhythm and an inability to move with music.
We also did Morris dancing, but our group kep falling off the bonnet... :lol:
Sorry, the 1970's called and asked for that joke back.

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Shalien wrote:
It seems a little peculiar to me that the Country Dancing lessons for PE etc. are seen as unusual? As a primary school student in the '80's, we did country dancing, including the Maypole.

Was my school that old fashioned, or really just keeping up with the age old traditions of our great history?


Did anyone else do country dancing? If so, what decade were you taught it at school?

Andy if you get the instructions we can try it at the next meet you come to. Given how long it took us to line seven cars up in age order at the Limes it should be a piece of cake :park:


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wonky door wrote:
Shalien wrote:
It seems a little peculiar to me that the Country Dancing lessons for PE etc. are seen as unusual? As a primary school student in the '80's, we did country dancing, including the Maypole.

Was my school that old fashioned, or really just keeping up with the age old traditions of our great history?


Did anyone else do country dancing? If so, what decade were you taught it at school?

Andy if you get the instructions we can try it at the next meet you come to. Given how long it took us to line seven cars up in age order at the Limes it should be a piece of cake :park:


Dave, if you insist, I'm sure I could find something on the net?

What's you're thoughts, the Do-si-doh, or are we going for the Maypole? :lol: :lol:

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Shalien wrote:
wonky door wrote:
Shalien wrote:
It seems a little peculiar to me that the Country Dancing lessons for PE etc. are seen as unusual? As a primary school student in the '80's, we did country dancing, including the Maypole.

Was my school that old fashioned, or really just keeping up with the age old traditions of our great history?


Did anyone else do country dancing? If so, what decade were you taught it at school?

Andy if you get the instructions we can try it at the next meet you come to. Given how long it took us to line seven cars up in age order at the Limes it should be a piece of cake :park:


Dave, if you insist, I'm sure I could find something on the net?

What's you're thoughts, the Do-si-doh, or are we going for the Maypole? :lol: :lol:

There is a Maypole at Wellow just up the road from the Limes. As you are the one with the practical experience you are ideally qualified to be the teacher.


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