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Elmsdale- Dan and Mary Kelly are a dream team on the dance floor and have been since Dan swept her off her feet 30 years ago. The couple has been sharing their love of dance in the East Hants area for the past eight years offering classes for those who want to learn ballroom and social dancing.
Dan Kelly hails from Cape Breton where music and dancing was a part of family life with ceilidhs and kitchen parties.
“I have always loved dancing,” says Dan, “My mom taught us to dance when we were kids. We used to move the coffee table out of the living room and teach us how to jive. I come from a big family of five girls and five boys so we all learned to jive and waltz in our living room. I have always loved dancing and when I met Mary she loved dancing and away we went.”
“I think in her year book it says her dream is to be involved in dance or a dance teacher and here she is…I made her dream come true” laughs Dan.
Mary grew up in Enfield. Her love of music and dance came from her father.
“Dad loved to dance,” says Mary. “We danced a lot at home on Sundays. He would play music and we would dance around the living room. When I was in elementary school we had a lady from Stewiacke, Mrs. Sharples, would come once a week to the legion in Enfield and she taught a little bit of everything. It was more or less to get kids comfortable on a stage. It was good for kids to learn that.”
“When I got into high school, Mrs....
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