A Dancing Lesson of an Entirely Different Sort
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson email@example.com
"Siding," "up-a-double" and "slipping circles" were all dance moves called out by Mady Newfield as English country music filled the Gail Borden Community Rooms in Elgin Sunday.
Newfield is a member of the English Country dance group that practices at Fermilab once a month. She and fellow dancers joined Old Fezziwig's Band to perform and then teach steps to audience members.
"My feeling about dance is it's really all about community," Newfield said.
The dancing style dates back to the English balls of the 18th century, similar to those seen in movies like "Pride and Prejudice."
Gail Borden Public Library's Jane Austen Fan Club organized Sunday's event. The group generally meets the first Tuesday of each month but will not meet again until March.
Fan club member Lou Little said the group is nice because it's not only limited to books. At its next meeting, club members will watch the movie version of Jane Austen's "Emma. …