Friday, October 06, 2006

Folk Dancing

When I was at the word and song festival there was a group of young folk dancers called the Kivajat Dancers. One of their dances pictured was a contest. The dancers danced around the crossed sticks until they touched them then they had to sit down. The last one standing was the winner. The music would increase in speed as they danced. The last two girls were sisters. They have other dances and I enjoyed them so much.


Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Hey! Our P.E. teacher taught us this dance the year I was in 4th grade. In 5th grade we did "sword" sances, but with plastic pipe instead of swords, so no clumsy dancers actuallly lost any limbs. Thanks for reviving those fun memories!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Kat Campbell said...

How cute! You're pictures came out really good despite what had to be moving subjects.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I am glad you had a good time. We will do our version of the dance when you come visit us......ok....not really.

Sent by Dr. John. so you know him?

7:21 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I am glad you had a good time. We will do our version of the dance when you come visit us......ok....not really.

Sent by Dr. John. so you know him?

7:21 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Open the Fortress gates, there's a whole flock of Dr. John marathoners headed your way and the dragon is right behind us!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

That looks like a fun game! Katie has been dance/exercising with me in the afternoons and this would be something to help make it funner for the both of us. She is really starting to look forward to our exercise time now. Which is great - she pushes me to make sure I do it.


(I would put Dr. John's name here in this comment but instead would rather find out what you call him? Do y'all have a pet name for eachother after all of these years together?)

9:36 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Is this an ethnic dance?

Playing six degrees of Dr. John.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I love to watch folk dancing of all kinds. I haven't seen that but it sounds like fun.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I bet that was fun to watch! Wish I could stay and chat but Im running Dr Johns know him???? are his link of the day. LoL

7:55 PM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

i have seen that dance being done in a tv show a while ago. i couldn't believe how fast those feet go and not trip or fall. i'm glad you enjoyed yourself.
i thank you for your kind words and prayers. the autumn pictures are just beautiful. love the colors. here via your wonderful hubby, dr. John..hugs.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The top photo is my favorite...i like the motioin. I'm here because Dr. John said I should stop by...did you know you share the name of a great blues singer/musician from New Orleans? He sent me here.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

I am only hewre because Dr. John sent me. You know I would never stop by otherwise ....

10:36 PM  
Blogger Jerry Bowley said...

I'm impressed at their talent. If it were me, I'd have kicked my own sticks, the sticks of my neighbors, and crashed into that coat rack in the background... And that would be before the music even started!

For your sake, I hope Dr. John is a better dancer than me!

10:42 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Folk dances are nice to see. They are lovely and lively. Just passing by to say hello from Dr. John.

6:38 PM  
Blogger CindyMae said...

Hi Betty! Love your blog! Thank you for visiting mine!! I saw your comment on the needles and floss as well as the the punch needle items. I sent an email to Dr. John but have not heard anything back so was not sure if you received it. I would be very interested in these items. You can email me,

God Bless,

10:17 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

hi bettygram,
owed you a visit
Last time you popped in
I tried a return visit
but blogger just wasn't behaving

Nice blog!
love the folk dancing
Love the magical little folk dancers
hope you are having fun!

10:31 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

PS - Dr John didn't sent me today
but here goes anyway

I'm to huff, I'm to puff
if the house does not fall
let you jnow, not to forget
later on Dr John to go call

10:33 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

I LOVE FOLK DANCING!!! My best friend's parents use to dance at the local rec. center in my hometown. We would go just to watch them. It looks like so much fun.

1:46 PM  
Blogger thethinker said...

I don't have very good hand-eye coordination, so I doubt I'd be much better at a dance like this.

2:31 PM  
Blogger CindyMae said...

I am willing to pay you for the items you have....?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Hi Betty

Thanks for stopping by the blog, glad you liked looking at the pictures, please stop by anytime

Have a wonderful week

10:01 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi betty,
I'm back again, to say hi
and wish you a mighty fine day

5:01 AM  
Blogger B.R.L said...

Hi Im from Dr John's marathon and your name is on his list but not sure which list.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

Betty, you are so funny!

7:50 PM  
Blogger CindyMae said...


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I received the box today and I feel like a kid at Christmas!!!! I just love the patterns and floss and well . . .everything! Thanks a ton!!!!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. John,
I have had a tough couple of days. I was slighted and felt very low. Then I remembered the wise words you left on my blog many weeks ago, reminding me about forgiveness. I then spent a few days doing nothing but reading scripture and pondering. I was summarily reminded that if Christ could forgive those who trespassed against Him, then certainly I, with only divine potential and minute harm, should be able to do the same.
Your words are wise, your visits always welcome. Thank you for reminding me of this key eternal principle.

9:23 PM  
Blogger starbender said...

they are very colorful, and look like they are having alot of fun. Must have been an enjoyable day!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Sister Chris said...

Just to let you know--I have a new post on my blog!! And no, I guess we are not comming for Thanksgiving--sorry to scare you!!
chris and George

7:54 AM  
Blogger Charlene Amsden said...

These kids have been dancing for over a week! I bet they are exhausted! But I sure hope you aren't, Betty. Are you getting enough rest in all your chores?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Neoma said...

I would love to see that also, I love stuff like this, what Nationality do they represent?

5:17 PM  

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