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April Antics

April Days

Apr 24

Other Scottish Country Dances for this Day

Today's Musings, History & Folklore

“Today has been a day dropped out of June into April.”

~ L.M. Montgomery (1874-1908)

Got a spring in your step this Spring? Are green leaves, blooming flowers or baby animals emerging in your garden to lighten the heart and inspire the feet? Participate in antics of your own with this 40 bar jig with tandem reels to mark the changeable nature of the weather and fun arches to dance through, which might remind you of bowers of spring flowers growing over a garden gate! 'Tis the season and the animals know it too! Robins, with their bright red breasts, become common sights in gardens and parks, diligently building nests from twigs and grasses to prepare for egg-laying. Black bears, emerging groggy from hibernation, roam the forests in search of berries and fresh shoots, with their cubs foraging by their sides. In the warming ponds, the chorus frogs herald the season with their loud, repetitive croaking as they congregate in large numbers looking for other frogs. Along the coastal areas, the majestic gray whales undertake their northward migration from the breeding grounds in Baja California to the rich feeding areas in Alaska, creating beautiful spectacles for whale watchers. May your dancing days be lovely ones this Spring! 🌷 🌹 🏵️ 🌧️ ☔

April Antics

Spring, with its themes of renewal, rejuvenation, and blooming romance, makes a picturesque backdrop for many classic films. Here are some delightful and romantic movies where spring plays a central or symbolic role:

  1. Enchanted April (1991) - This film, set in the 1920s, follows four women who rent a castle on the Italian Riviera to escape their mundane lives in rainy England. As the lush landscapes of spring unfold, the women find renewal and transformation in their lives, leading to unexpected friendships and romances.

  2. Funny Face (1957) - In this charming musical, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in a whimsical romp through Paris during the spring. Hepburn plays a bookstore clerk turned fashion model who captures the essence of spring with her fresh face and exuberance, against the backdrop of Parisian blossoms and fashion.

Got a favorite of your own?

Click the film poster from Enchanted April below to watch!

April Antics

Click the dance cribs or description below to link to a printable version of the dance!

April Antics

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