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Music and dancing observations from Glenn

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Plano, TX
Post #: 6
Hope Glenn doesn't mind, but I wanted to share his note with the rest of the MeetUp group....

Greetings fellow dancers,

Last week National Public Radio broadcast a 5 minute feature about Contra Dancing and how young people are re-discovering it. You can listen to it and/or read the transcript at­
Feel free to pass that link along to any [young or young at heart folks] you know. Hopefully, it will inspire them to come to one of our dances...

Speaking of youngsters contra dancing, one of the best bands at this year's Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle this past Memorial Day weekend was a teenage band called The RetroSpectacles. Here are a couple of YouTube videos from their set:­
Former Austin dancer William Watson is in the black T-Shirt from about 1:15 to 1:50 minutes.­
David Kaynor calling.
You can see Lauren and I dancing at about 4:30 minutes.
This was the last dance of the weekend, and needless to say, it left us wanting more...

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