Had you ever told me that I would someday waltz with my wife down the pedestrian zone in Cape May, I would have never believed it. But so it happened on April 20 when our Dutch Dancers were invited to bring color to a festival commemorating the exploration of the Cape between 1611 and 1614 by the Dutch under Capt. Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. Cape May was named after him in 1620.
We had a most friendly audience, lots of smiling faces. A few people, children and adults alike, even joined in some of the group dances we offered. Ellen Hamilton had organized the event. She even included a short presentation of the traditional costumes we wore.
We concluded the day with a nice dinner in Cape May’s Pilot House. If you, dear Reader, have any inclination of joining our fun ranks, I can only tell you that Dutch Dancing is not difficult to learn. It also provides ample opportunity to bring out our humorous sides. Dancing and laughing together and putting smiles on other people’s faces – how better could we portray the grace of God in this world? So, come and check us out. Speak with Ellen in order to find out about the next rehearsal times.