The Ohio village I live in (population just under 3000) will be celebrating its bicentennial in August 2014. I am on the bicentennial steering committee, and we are brainstorming ideas for the event (which will probably span 4 days or so). Because our bicentennial overlaps the Civil War sesquicentennial, my thoughts go to some type of Civil War era activity. Just looking for an excuse to sew a new gown
, but I digress...
I have thought of a tea, a fashion show (maybe spanning 1814-2014), but how about some kind of a Civil War era informal country dance? For you dancers out there (and I know you're out there
) can one hold a dance with hired caller/band where the dancers (who are for the most part novice dancers) can be instructed on simple dances (during the dance)?
Any ideas? I wasn't sure where best to post this topic!!
Thanks in advance!