All images from the book Dance Like a Flamingo
It’s time to put on your green dancing shoes, if this is your chosen form of fun and fitness. Dancing is a great way to get fit, and most towns have dance classes, from tap to jive to ballet and ballroom. Many creatures in the wild dance to attract a mate, and it’s pretty similar for humans too. The Blue-Footed Booby is a tropical bird with blue feet, who shows his feet to a potential mate with a dance. Whoever has the most-blue feet gets the girl!
Our traditional dance in England is Morris Dancing, but many people don’t know much about it. It’s not as gentle as it looks, with men smashing the smithereens out of each other’s sticks, and you usually won’t find them unless it’s a May Day celebration. But they practice year round in ‘sides’ if you want to have a go. There are now women’s dancing troops and even rapping Morris dancers!