If you are from Virginia, could you please answer a question????

  1. One of the girls that works with me has a 4 year old daughter that is in a dancing class. Each child has been assigned a state to represent in a dance recital. Her daughter is to represent Virginia. Could you give me some info on your state and even perhaps some ideas of how she could dress to represent Virginia, such as your state colors, a website that would give lots of details on your state that I could print out to her to help her with ideas. Any help you could offer would be very much appreciated by this young mother as she is very confused and wants her daughter to do a good job but she has no idea where to start. Thanks, Duckie
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  3. by   colleen10
    Hi Duckie,

    Man, I'm glad I don't have kids yet! This sounds tuff!!!!

    I'm not from Virginia but a couple things come to mind.

    One, the slogan "Virginia is for Lovers" Maybe she could dress up like a big heart or something.

    and Two, when I think of Virginia I think of all the historical aspects of it like "Williamsburg" etc. I guess it's because being from PA when I was a child my family traveled to Virginia for vacation and we hit all the old towns, recreations, historical aspects, colonial Williamsburg, etc.

    I know this isn't a lot but I hope it helps you guys in brainstorming.
  4. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by Duckie
    One of the girls that works with me has a 4 year old daughter that is in a dancing class. Each child has been assigned a state to represent in a dance recital. Her daughter is to represent Virginia. Could you give me some info on your state and even perhaps some ideas of how she could dress to represent Virginia, such as your state colors, a website that would give lots of details on your state that I could print out to her to help her with ideas. Any help you could offer would be very much appreciated by this young mother as she is very confused and wants her daughter to do a good job but she has no idea where to start. Thanks, Duckie
    Duckie,
    Commonwealth of Virginia

    website: http://www.vipnet.org/cmsportal/

    I was born there, moved away & returned in 10th grade. Graduated from my high school & left for good. The mountains are beautiful...I lived on the coast. They call it the Tidewater area. As I'm not much of a sun-worshipper, the beaches weren't that much of an attraction for me.

    I spent a summer in Bedford, Virginia in the YCC (Youth Conservation Corps). Beautiful...wonderful...great place to be!
  5. by   betts
    Think; CIVIL WAR.....
  6. by   eltrip
    This historical perspective!...oh yeah, the Capitol of the Confederacy! Appomattox...and going back further...Capt. John Smith, Pocahontas, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Patrick Henry.

    Television brought us the story of the Waltons from Schuyler, Virginia.
  7. by   armyobrn
    I grew up in the Virginia. I recommend the Virginia reel and a colonial costume.
  8. by   natsfanrn
    Hmmm... state bird is the cardinal; state flower/state tree is the dogwood, and to be honest, I have no idea what our state colors are, although the flag is plain deep blue with the commonwealth seal -- the goddess Virtue defeating a tyrant with the motto Sic Semper Tyrannis ("thus always to tyrants") in the middle -- not too exciting as state flags go!

    As far as what we're known for, I'll repeat what the others have said -- history is really big here, especially colonial and civil war; home of many presidents, such as Washington, Jefferson, Madison....; seafood, especially blue crabs, beaches, etc., to the east; horse country (birthplace of Secretariat) and a lot of "blue blood" toward the west; lots of politicos and military in the northern suburbs; beautiful mountains in the west (home to many caverns). As a transplant from Maryland, I can assure you that Virginia is the start of the "true" south...

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Pleae feel free to pm me if you have more questions...
    --karen
  9. by   jnette
    Duckie, I do believe you've gotten about all of it from the above posters ! Can't add to that ! Hope she gets some good ideas from them ! Of course, I'm way down here in the southwestern-most tip of the state on the NC line... in the lovely hills and mts.
    To me, by far the most beautiful part of the entire state.
  10. by   nrselisa
    In elementary school we used to do a dance called the Virginia Reel. Maybe she could do that.
    Lisa
  11. by   angelac1978
    Originally posted by jnette
    Duckie, I do believe you've gotten about all of it from the above posters ! Can't add to that ! Hope she gets some good ideas from them ! Of course, I'm way down here in the southwestern-most tip of the state on the NC line... in the lovely hills and mts.
    To me, by far the most beautiful part of the entire state.
    Hey Jnette, just wanted to tell you that I was born in Richlands, VA and spent the first 10 years of my life in Swords Creek, talk about living in the sticks! I haven't been back there in almost 15 years, but have heard from family that theres not much left since alot of the coal mines have shut down.

    Duckie, agree with everyone else, history history history, you know the first permanent English settlement was at Jamestown. Washington defeated somebody (i know I'm so bad that I can't remember!) at Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg is just awesome!

    A
  12. by   duckie
    Thank you everyone for your input. I'll give her your ideas and she can take it from there. Sure seems like a tough project to me but working with the history point might be interesting. Thanks for the website too, I'll check that out and see what it has on it. Since it's a dance class, it would be cute if she could find someone that knew how to do the Virginia Reel, I have heard of that dance but haven't the foggiest idea of how it is done. I'll give her your ideas and she can take it from there, glad it's her and not me! Hugs to all, Duckie

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