Last weekend we played a gig as Carsington Sailing Club. Actually it was a square dance rather than gig as we often play with a caller.
It’s like a barn dance – we play a few songs and then the caller ‘calls’ a dance – they entice people onto the dance floor, go through all the moves and then the band plays and the dancers dance. It’s great fun – on Saturday night the dancers must have danced for a couple of hours and didn’t want to stop – the band were exhausted but we really enjoyed ourselves.
What’s really interesting is that it appeals to all ages – it was an eighteenth birthday party and small children, teenagers. their parents and the grand-parents all joined in.
It’s a great way to break the ice at a party and all the callers we use are fantastic at ensuring everyone gets involved – it always get easier as the beer flows though!