So, for anyone that has done the Barn Dance anywhere else in the world, you’ll notice something odd when you come into our venue…. we do it in reverse! Yes, we ARE aware of that. 🙂
Why do we do that? Well, it’s simple… when it was first taught/done with this group (Note: this predates me), no one knew which way to go, so people just instinctively went to their right. After a while, this just stuck with the group and, even after many of us noticed the error, it was too late to stop it. So, we continue to do it backward at our venue and enjoy being a little “different”!
Typically I don’t teach this dance because it does create some confusion, but when I do, I try to point out that we do it wrong, so if you go anywhere else, you should expect to move to the left. When I do teach this dance though, I continue to teach it “backwards” but add that little disclosure.
Either way, just like with any dance, you should always dance in accordance with the venue you’re at, not with the one you’re used to because they’re all a little bit different and as for us… I think we can agree that the LD4Y crowd is, and LIKES, being a little different!