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MY BELIEVING BONES

Swung by the rhythms of a Yes and No,
Between the living and the dead I go.
The dance is in my bones; and though I see
That every dancing bone will cease to be,
I will believe my bones and learn to trust
My living and my dying… for I must.
Coming and going by the dance, I see
That what I am not is part of me.
Dancing is all that I can ever trust;
The dance is all I am, the rest is dust.
I will believe my bones and live by what
Will go on dancing when my bones are not.
--Sydney Carter
Calling Ideas for March 31, 2012

This is:

Dance Marathon Day
The first dance marathon in the United States was held in New York City in 1923. Alma Cummings set the first record by dancing 27 hours.

You could try a marathon tip...obviously not 27 hours, but maybe keep it going for 30 minutes or so.

See this page for info about a teen dancer square dance marathon that lasted for 18 hours.

March is:

Optimism Month
Encourage and inspire each other to be optimistic about the future of square dancing.

Here are some songs that come to mind: