29 June 2009

Maypole Dance

The maypole Dance is a PA Dutch tradition where dancers dance in a circle each holding a colored ribbon attached to a pole; the ribbons are intertwined and plaited on to the pole itself.

It is tradition for this Dance to take place during the Memorial Day festivities in the birthplace of Memorial Day, Boalsburg, PA.

Getting the ribbon ready.

The dancers wore simple white dresses with a brightly colored sash.

Starting the MayPole Dance! It's danced to Polka music!

Here they are starting to wrap the poll with the ribbon - under, over, under, over

Now you can really see the dancers going under and over ribbon.

Happy Memorial Day!

Here's the pole wrapped up!

1 comment:

Proud Mom said...

Very interesting - I've read about it in the history books, but didn't know it was still performed. Fun!