Sprigged Muslin June 5 2012
On 2012 June 5, Sprigged Muslin was invited to tea and dancing in Chestermere as part of the town's celebration of 1812. Jane Austen may never have known the Canadian prairies, but Chestermere's enthusiastic Events Coordinator, Nancie Huneault, knows 1812. She and her colleagues joined in Sprigged Muslin practices from March to May, culminating in a graceful dancing demonstration for the town's Seniors Tea.
Pat Barton, our long-admired, now-retired dance instructor, presented several short talks on the history of the selected dances. Indeed, she honoured the tradition of new dances for special occasions by creating "Chestermere Circle", spritely and easy enough for all to join in.