Today's New York Times had a story on contradancing and country dancing in the Big Apple.
When I lived in New York City--from 1979 to 1992--this was my subculture. I loved dancing at the church at 13th and Seventh on Tuesday and Saturday nights. It makes me happy to know the dances are still going on. The Times story quoted someone I used to know in the dance scene in New York, Olivia Janovitz. (Hi, Olivia!)
In those days I belonged to a women's sword dance troupe, too. We did things like this.
I miss it! And them.