Polka, tango, Virginia reel –
it must be a rainy dinner break,
kept indoors by the weather
we danced for an hour at school –
square dance, old tyme or ballroom –
girl with girl at the convent,
later with boys in the hall.
Strip the Willow, Dos si Dos.,
Dashing White Sergeant,
Gay Gordons, Velita,
all such jolly good exercise,
but best of all was the smoochy
slow and romantic Last Waltz.
For Ms Quickly whose dance name prompt took me back sixty-odd years.