Recently I polled my facebook friends with the prompt:
Friends who love contra dancing: Please tell me one (short) reason Why you love contra dancing. (I am fine with repeats if your top reason is already posted.)
I didn't get a very strong response, but the responses I got were great and much appreciated. This is what they were:
It's such a joyous thing to do!
Dancing with you and all the nice people who like dancing!
"There is something just so RIGHT about it" Testimonial from Ted via. Peggy Pegster
I was particularly excited about the last one, because Ted was a great dancer who was always at all the dances. He died (unexpectedly) of a heart attack in the spring. And I totally agree with him that there is something just so Right about it. I've been trying to think of a concise way of describing why I love contra. This is what I've come up with:
It is an incredibly enjoyable way to connect with people of all ages in a healthy and logical way.