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August 19, 2012

Band: Pre-recorded music

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Madiera Dream Tom Senior  
2 The Hop Ground Preston 1794  
3 New Decade Waltz Alan Winston 3-couple set
4 The Mulberry Garden Playform 1670  
5 The Potter's Wheel Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett  
6 Mr. Lane's Maggot Playford 1695 3-couple set
Dance of the month
7 Corelli's Maggot Cathy & John Miller  
8 Barbarini's Tambourine 1745  
9 Breakfast With Coyote Brooke Friendy & Chris Sackett  
10 The Phoenix Rejuvenated Pat Shaw 4-couple set
11 Draper's Gardens Playford 1709 called by Liz Tarnove
12 The Shrewbury Lasses Thompson 1780 3-couple set
13 Jack's Health Playford 1686 called by Liz Tarnove
14 Honeysuckle Cottage Gary Roodman  

I found out later that the track on Larry Ungar's "Waltz Time" cd was not the recommended tempo for "New Decade Waltz." Oops.

Slots 3, 6, and 12 were for the upcoming L.A. playford ball program.

Oh, and a new term to describe Jane Austen enthusiasts: 'Austinholics.'

Here's how I broke down the Dance of the Month, "Mr. Lane's Maggot," as interpreted by Andrew Shaw in the book "Farnicle Huggy.":

The A2 is two distinct chunks. The first half is where the bottom two couples face up, and do a lead/cast // cast/lead back to place, as per "The Mulberry Garden." The second half is where all three couples face up, and then cast off to invert the set.

I had everyone get in position for the line of four/line of two before doing the second diagonal turn, because the transition into it is ... messy. The prompt later became 'middles in the middle of a line of four.'

Ellen Riley also pointed out that the diagonal turns are always with the same person.

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