Folk Dancing

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Courtship Games from Days Gone By

Several interesting courtship games can be found in The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. These games were sometimes called play party games. A boy and a girl stand at one side of the room. Another boy and girl catch hands and skip around them singing the first verse. The first boy responds with the second. The second couple sings the third and the first boy sings the fourth. At the end he asks “How about Mr. (one…

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Folk Dancing Seasons

Maypole Dance

Maypole Dance – John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown 2019 The tradition of dancing around the Maypole in celebration…