Poway, CA

March 17, 2013

Pre-recorded music

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Prince William of Glo's'ter's Waltz Preston 1801  
2 Winter in Brasstown Phillipe Callens 3-couple set
3 Jackie's Gems Elizabeth Goosen  
4 Fine Companions Waltz Gary Roodman  
5 Sol Assembled Martha Davey  
6 Hunsdon House Playford 1695 4-couple square
7 Dublin Bay Playford 1710  
8 Irish Lamentation Playford 1710 Bernard Bentley interpretation
9 Bonfire Me Working version
10 Ani's Waltz Gary Roodman Circle mixer
11 Mary K Gary Roodman Dance of the month
12 The Bonny Cuckoo Gail Ticknor 4-couple set
13 Softly Good Tummas Nathaniel Kynason 1718  

St. Patrick's Day, explaining choices 7, 8, and 12. "Sol Assembled" was a set-up for "Ani's Waltz," which had some serious issues the week before. The theory was that dancing a Sicilian Circle would get dancers used to not always orienting themselves against walls. "Hunsdon House" was a set-up for "Mary K". I tried not teaching all of "Hunsdon House" by not having both heads and sides walk through every piece twice. It created some bafflement at the beginning -- I needed to be clearer that I wasn't teaching the entire dance, but would be prompting the entire dance.

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