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... in general, the Anglo-Irish do not make good dancers; they are too spritely and conscious; they are incapable of one kind of trance or of being seemingly impersonal. And, for the formal, pure dance they lack the formality: about their stylishness (for they have stylishness) there is something impromptu, slightly disorderly.
--Elizabeth Bowen
Calling Ideas for May 21, 2012

This is:

Fats Waller's Birthday
Fats Waller was blues musician who played piano and organ; he was also a song writer. Among his compositions: Ain't Misbehavin'

You can do Ain't Misbehavin' as well as songs that Fats recorded, but didn't write, including After You've Gone, Basin Street Blues, Sweet Sue, and Tea for Two.
Number 1 Songs


The Fourth week of May is:

International Pickle Week
Here's some info about this "event", first "celebrated" in 1948.

Teach your dancers Pickle Up a Doodle...and make sure they get a fun badge (A088 pickle up a doodle 122 Dancing with no mistakes to Windsor record #4823.). BTW, did you know that Theresa Brewer originally recorded Pickle Up a Doodle?