The Street Dance
When I was in elementary school, back in the 80’s, our towns hosted the Street Dance. They were a blast!! Especially to my pre-teenaged self.
Back in those days, in certain summer nights, the Town would shut down a certain street, turn up the music, and let us loose.
I remember huge crowds of people, mostly teenagers and youngin’s such as myself (and my best friend Jocelyn).
Our moms would stands on the side walks while we got Footloose and fancy free – attempting our Cyndi Lauper and pre-Vogue-Madonna moves. It was clean, good natured fun.
Eventually the events got moved to a mall parking lot but remained “the street dance.”
I don’t know if this type of thing still exists (and if it doesn’t, it totally should be resurrected!) in other communities, I know it doesn’t any longer in my communities. (Tho several towns ’round these parts host outside movie nights. Not quite the same thing, tho.)
I think my love of the street dance mostly stemmed from being so and sheltered and not having
a lot any other girls to play with in my neighborhood (I was the only girl surrounded by a bunch of boys. It sucked royally!) so getting out and acting like a kid AND a grown up with my best friend was so much fun. I loved getting dressed up and rockin’ out my punky looks and just having fun. Definite good times.
Does anyone have similar memories?