Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday Snapshot

A few weekends ago, I went with my daughter and my two grandchildren to the
agricultural fair at a small neighbouring town.
There were a number of events during the time we were there:
wood-chopping, Highland dancing, dog-handling etc.

By far the most unusual was a group of women, mostly middle-aged-or-older,
who presented a programme of belly-dancing. They were certainly having a great deal of fun.
The first few numbers were danced to middle-eastern-type music, but then they switched to country-and-western tunes...

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
~ Hamlet


  1. I've spent years going to folk dance festivals, and this doesn't seem all that odd to me. True, country western is not what we associate with belly dancing, but I've seen clogging done to hip hop music before, which is really not that much different than what you've got here. Personally, I prefer more traditional stuff, but, hey, if they're having fun, they should go for it. :)

  2. They look like they are having fun, which has to be the important thing. And those colours and the lovely floaty skirts are a joy. Thanks.

  3. They really were enjoying themselves! Imagine all the work in making the costumes; I guess that's part of the fun.

  4. hey! as long as FUN was had by ALL! good exercise too!!

    but belly dancing AND country & western just don't seem to want to come out of my mouth in the same sentence!! :)

  5. Those are some colorful costumes they are wearing. I'll be the dancing was beautiful too. Hope you're enjoying your summer, my brother is headed down to Australia for the next 3 months, he's looking forward to getting out of the cold here.

  6. Alexia what lovely photos....(the grass looks freshly cut and soft for the feet) ..and the day looks beautiful to spend out among such moments of total bliss right...I can almost hear the music moving with them...I can imagine the two little ones must have enjoyed the music too and possibly danced along on the side lines! Great Sunday Snapshot!

  7. Belly dancing to country and western. Now that would be something to see! I would love to take lessons in some kind of dance like that--belly dancing, polynesian dancing, hip hop--all require some degree of booty shaking and abandon!


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