[Bg-dance] Fwd: non-SCA: Special English Country Dance Dec. 30
tmcd at panix.com
Wed Dec 28 20:17:32 PST 2011
On Wed, 28 Dec 2011, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> I've occasionally mentioned the non-SCA English Country Dances in
I should have noted a few other differences.
- Almost all they do are "progressive dances". The only progressive
we do is Hole in the Wall, and I taught another one once, Juice of
Barly, and several of us like Female Sailor. These are dances for
as many as will, with couples doing a figure and going up or down
the set. I was astonished when we actually did a couple of dances
that I knew; almost all are recent.
- They don't have a standard repetoire. At least I don't remember
ever doing the same dance on two evenings. So it's not a case of
learning a dance long-term, but following the calling enough to get
it into short-term memory. They don't have cheat sheets.
Daniel Lindum Colonia
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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