These are stories about my family and its relationship to the Canadian Pacific Railway section houses around mid-north Ontario/Quebec . Most are funny , some are sad , but all are informative . Enjoy !
CPR Section House
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Another source of dance knowledge for a new teenager in Northern Ontario were the movies that showed at the Mattawa Theatre. The evening shows on Friday ( if there was no dance at school) and Saturday ( if there was no dance at the arena hall) were packed with young people . All of them watching carefully. Picking up moves from the stars. As hokey as these movies seem now , they were pretty important for keeping tabs on what was happening in the larger teenage world...Well as far as Hollywood could dictate ...to much to which we could not relate. But we faked it with confidence.
This video shows a current interpretation of what the dances were like. My suggestion more shaking and arm motion.