Did your school have mandatory square dancing lesson? Mine did, which may be why I’ll never wear western plaid again.
Humorist and participatory journalist Henry Alford has not only written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair, and the Paris Review but also survived elementary school square dancing lessons. His most recent book, And Then We Danced, details his recent experiences to
recover from enjoy dancing lessons. Listen in while he describes the process, including his now-signature move while doing contact improv.
Alford won a Thurber Prize for his book Big Kiss, which detailed his acting career. Other books include How To Live: A Search For Wisdom From Old People (While They Are Still On This Earth) and Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide To Manners.