When: The Sixties
Where: Grade School
Fridays in Gym class ~ oh what fun! We learned to dance on Fridays. We also picked partners....one by one. Talk about trauma! Usually the boys picked ~ once a month the girls got to pick. Talk about drama! I did not look forward to Friday dance classes at all! It would have been better if partners were chosen by luck of the draw or something like that.
Choosing one by one was like being the last one picked for the baseball team. Actually it was worse ~ you didn't get picked for the ball team because you lacked ball playing skills. You didn't get picked to dance because you weren't cool! I wasn't cool. But I survived.
I also learned how to do the Polka. That was the very best part of the dreaded Friday dance class!
In the USA on May 3, 1939 the "Beer Barrel Polka" was recorded by The Andrews Sisters. The song, also known as "Roll Out the Barrel" became a popular standard during World War II and became a favorite of music lovers around the world.