We sometimes called it Folk Dancing, at other times Country Dancing. I don’t know how much resemblance there is between the dance that these children are doing and true folk dancing.. But this is what these school children were taught in 1970 for a display at their annual school fete.
So from home movie to tape to DVD to computer and the gradual loss of quality this is what the St John’s Lutheran School fete looked like in Geelong in 1970, beginning with a display of folk dancing.
The music is Percy Grainger’s Country Gardens.
Other examples of dancing and folk traditions among many other things can be found on Sepia Saturday.