Maypole dancing is community celebration of Beltane, from the youngest to the oldest. However, it is often difficult for little legs to keep up with the adults, and young children tend to tucker out long before they can weave their ribbon around an often ten- or twelve-foot Maypole. What can be done to ensure that kids get as much enjoyment about of the community Beltane celebration of Maypole dancing? Bronwen Forbes, author of Make Merry in Step and Song, details how to make Maypole dances fun for all.
It’s Beltane! Raise the maypole! Well, the maypole is effective and fun, but apparently it’s not so simple. Bronwen Forbes suggests the three biggest problems--and their solutions--with the maypole.