It was loads of fun for me, and I’m pretty sure the kids enjoyed it, too! They certainly learned the dances, including “Gathering Peascods” and “Strip the Willow” with enthusiasm. All the groups learned one in common, and then dances of different social classes and periods by group.
The range of activities offered a the Noyes Cultural Arts Center are well worth investigating if you live within proximity. You need not be a resident of Evanston to enroll; check them out and support the terrific work they are doing with kids of all ages (adults included!).