Brevard has street dances and while tourists are certainly welcome, the participants are primarily year-round residents. Some of the people are really dressed up while others are more casual. Our street dancing is held on Tuesday evenings. Many people come to dance and others bring their chairs to enjoy the music and watch. Young and old, folks just grab a partner and wait for the music to begin.
The two people with the blue tee shirts at the center of the picture are volunteers who will teach the square dance steps to anyone who needs a little help. You have to love the variation in age. Folks in their "senior" years dancing right alongside much younger folks.
The children make their own little group.
The bluegrass band and square dance caller. They have a jug for donations, the only pay they receive.
Winding up that ball of twine gets a little confusing, especially for the children.
This little sweetie saw my camera and yelled, "Me next. Me next." She was delighted to see herself in the digital display and and yelled to her Granpa to come and look.
Main street is blocked off at the Courthouse Square in the center of town. No, the camera is not at an angle. The streets are hilly in the mountains.
This little girl really put her heart and soul into the dancing. And yes, all the children in the mountains are above average and have curly hair.
old geezer older gentleman was eating, drinking sweet tea, smoking cigarettes and occasionally watching the dancers. He was short of breath so in between smokes, he put on his nasal canula for his oxygen. He had a beautifully carved walking stick on the table. I don't know if the man across the table from him is a relative or a caretaker. I didn't dare try to get a better photograph. Something about the older gentleman's behavior made me feel he wouldn't like it very much.
The street dancing will end all too soon as summer wanes. Our public schools will start next Monday. Who knows where the time goes? In Brevard we have danced the summer away.