Last night I went to a contra dance for the first time in my life. I
had a wonderful time! The members of your group were so friendly and
patient and welcoming in teaching a complete newbie the moves. The
final "big circle" dance was so joyful and inclusive, I thought, "This
is what heaven will be like!"
Thanks for a great evening!
On behalf of the 8th Arkansas, our guests and patrons, I would like to take a moment to thank you for calling our "Mid Winter Ball" (formerly the Valentines Ball) in Lansing, Michigan recently. I believe it was our 12th. We have contracted you along with the Golden Griffon Stringtet for the last several years, and have no plans to use anyone else in the future. The 8th Arkansas "worries" a lot of little details to try and give our guests and patrons the most memorable evening of Civil War dancing possible. It is a huge "worry" relieved to know that the dance calling is in your capable hands. Your instruction before each dance is thorough, clear, and easy to grasp. Folks that are new to this style of dancing pick it up right away. Some of us who may have forgotten appreciate the patience you have. I have been to more than a few dances and balls, and I can honestly say you are the best.
Yours in service, --Silas T. Walker, Captain, Commanding, 8th Arkansas co. K
The evening really went well and your part of it was just perfect. Thanks so much for doing such a great job. It was so much fun to see children, teens, and "old folks" laughing and dancing together. The best social functions I have ever been to have included square dancing; there is just something so much fun about it. I'm glad you had such good feedback. We really have a very warm group of people at the church. I didn't even get any negative feedback about "Baptist" dancing. So, thanks again for all you did for us.
--Rich Liverance, pastor, Kentwood Baptist Church, Kentwood