Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Off square dancing

You really will be staring at empty pages here for the next while, since I'm about to head to this lovely place for 4 days of C3B-level square dancing. The place is really cool. It's a tiny village out in the middle of nowhere, 30 km west of Göttingen, and there's the inn (above) where we stay and dance and eat, the post office, the fire house, and the bakery, all on the same corner. And that's it. The rest is houses and farms, and the smell of cow-doots at night. We have Friday afternoon off from dancing, and so then we go to one of the nearby towns — Göttingen, Uslar, or Hannoversch-Münden — and walk a while, do some shopping, find a cafe, have a pastry. The dancing ends at night at 9:30, and the Hefeweizen is good, so there's plenty of time to drink some beer and still be in bed at a reasonable hour.

We dance from Wednesday evening to lunchtime Sunday, taking time out for meals, beer, and sleeping, and the aforementioned Friday-afternoon break. The level is "hard C3B", and this year we'll have three squares instead of the usual four (it's usually in early May, and I guess that works better for people's schedules). The dancers come from Germany (of course), Sweden, Denmark, the UK, and the US.

I need to do a blog entry about "challenge-level" square dancing some time. For now, there's some information here — and note that "challenge" does not mean "competition".

Anyway, I get to have another news-fast, solve geometric puzzles on my feet, and eat cold-cuts for breakfast. I'll be back to the blog some time Sunday or Monday. Auf Wiedersehen.

1 comment:

Jim Fenton said...

You can run, but you can't hide. Turns out that your hotel "out in the middle of nowhere" has WiFi access. iPass has the details.

But going offline for a while by choice is a good thing. Have a good time.