Charity Barn Dance
July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Why not come to our family Barn Dance.
Plenty of food and drink to stop you going hungry or thirsty after all you dancing.
Enjoy a delicious burger or sausage from our BBQ.
Crack open a cold drink at the bar and enjoy time with friends and family.
Dress in Country and Western costume to fit in with the theme and you could be awarded a prize for the best dressed Cowboy Or Cowgirl.
Back in the day barn dances were, you guessed it, held in the barn. Nowadays they are held in a more suitable building but still call the barn dance. The music was made up of traditional or folk music of the day and the dances often a mix of dances brought to the country by immigrants And modified over the years. The barn dances themselves were often family-oriented or community-oriented events. Sometimes they were organized and held to raise money. Or in some cases to raise the barn itself.
Because so many cultures brought their traditions with them when they came to America, it wasn’t unusual for a little Scottish or Irish dancing to show up at a barn dance. Square dancing, English country dance, and contra dancing were also common. When it comes to the old West, the cowboy waltz was invented. In fact, with all these different dances and traditions mixed up, “a caller” emerged from the chaos. This person called out steps so that everybody was doing the same thing instead of dancing willy-nilly.
Dances of course were social affairs where relationships were sometimes formed. Ah, The stuff of romance! The barn dance was a popular setting for stories and later movies. Gene Autry started one such film. A delight to his fans and moviegoers alike. Barn dances are still held today, but as mentioned above, not many are held in an actual barn.