175 years ago today - Jan 23, 1847
Brigham Young writes, "In the evening I attended the Council of Seventies and made arrangements for several dances and festivals in the new Council room. I told the brethren and sisters I would show them how to go forth in the dance in an acceptable manner before the Lord. I then knelt down and prayed to God in behalf of the meeting imploring His blessings to rest upon those present and dedicating the meeting and house to the Lord. At the sound of the music I lead forth in the dance accompanied by Elder H. C. Kimball, W. Woodruff and Joseph Young; the dance went off with much satisfaction." Wilford Woodruff writes of this evening, "The persons that took the [dance] floor to set the pattern were as follows: Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff & Ezra Taft Benson of the Twelve, & Joseph Young & A. P. Rockwood of the Seventies. Young had recently received a revelation mentioning dancing (D&C 136).