|The First of April
|Oak Hill Quickstep
|A2: Neighbor do-si-do, swing
|My Lord Byron's Maggot
|Steve Zakon-Anderson and Louie Cromartie
|Final lead/cast replaced with partner two-hand turn
The local international folk dance group was having a special event, where they had two teachers, myself doing American/English dance, and Lee Otterholt teaching other international dance. It ran from 1 pm to 8 pm, with a dinner break. We traded off, and I did two-dance sets. During the evening there was live music.
It was a very challenging evening, as the skill level of the dancers went down as each set progressed, something that caught me off guard. "Indian Queen" was an attempt to do a dance that the band knew they could play. Mistake, with the three quick changes of a circular hey leaving no survivors. I'm still trying to understand why "Bristol Turns" went bad, but getting people to take hands four at that point was a Herculean effort. I need to think more about this.
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