Since March of 2016, my dear friend Rosalie Norris and I have co-led a monthly Dance Party with the School of HONK, a community brass band that is open to all comers—all ages, and all levels of ability (or lack thereof.)
The idea is simple: we create easy, powerfully fun dances that anyone can do right away. And then we lead groups of adults and kids, dancers and “non-dancers” in busting joyful moves throughout the streets!
This year’s HONK festival was special: it rained. I mean, RAINED. And yet, we DANCED! It turns out that when you can manage to generate enough joy, you don’t even care that it’s forty degrees and you’re soaking wet—you dance anyway.
Check out the evidence, and come join us sometime! We usually dance First Sundays of the month, 3-5pm. Get on the School of HONK email list to find out when and where!
Our new friends from Yes Ma’am Brass Band (from Austin, TX!) weren’t afraid of the rain, either—they joined us in dance, and then we all hung around after to dance to Boycott. (Ladybands, represent!)
Here’s a couple of my pics from the day: