Heel and Toe
At the crossover between the two Irish dancing classes, all the children (it's mostly girls) dance the Heel & Toe together. The more accomplished girls help the beginners, and they gallop up and down the hall together, smacking hands, feet flying. There is something heart-gladdening in the sight and sound of the little girls dancing together, the tall and the tiny, the elegant and the clumsy, hand in hand,
We pack our things to go while the second class lines up for the reel. They jump and stamp in unison, and the soft thunder of their feet trembles the floor as we leave.