Waldorf School of Princeton’s Morris dancing team began Tuesday, May 1, at Princeton Battlefield Park at 5:30 a.m. Unfortunately, heavy rain and lightning prevented the team from performing; however, Princeton Friends School generously let us begin there 1½ hours earlier than scheduled so that the traditional dances could begin by sunrise. The team danced with several other adult Morris dancing teams until 8:30 a.m., with a break for an amazing breakfast put out by PFS. But May Day had just begun! The rest of the schedule was as follows:
8:45-9:30: Danced at University League Nursery School after their nursery classes danced around the Maypole. The young children were in awe of the Morris performances!
9:50-11:15: Danced at Princeton University Chapel and East Pyne Archway and Courtyard. Amidst college students, professors, and passersby, our students danced in and out of the rain.
11:30-12:15: Danced at Nassau Street Kiosk and Palmer Square. Spectators stopped to enjoy the performance, and many photographed and filmed them on their cell phones.
12:15: Break for lunch at Library Plaza.
12:30: Dance at Library Plaza, entertaining many who were on their lunch break.
1:15-2:00: Danced at American Boychoir School (of which Mr. Watson is an alumnus). Our children were delighted to have the boys at the school reward them with a song afterward.
2:15: We returned to WSP for the much-anticipated dance at dismissal. After approximately 8 hours of dancing throughout Princeton, the children were all very excited to share their day with their friends and community!