|The Duke of Kent's Waltz
|Round About Our Coal Fire
|To Dance Divine
|Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett
|Playford 1651, Cecil Sharp interpertation
Dance of the month
|Cathy & John Miller
"To Dance Divine" is turning out to be surprisingly popular. "Sir Roger" also got some good feedback.
"Nonesuch" was dance of the month, and it was all my fault, from sticking it on the upcoming L.A. Ball. We're doing the Cecil Sharp version -- it's certainly not my favorite, but it's the one everybody knows. I taught it as three parts, with a few tiny intermissions. (Up a double, and sort-of-siding.) The first part was the duple minor part, which I had them repeatedly take hands four at the start of each time through the music. The second part was the column. And the third part was the progressive grand right and left, starting with the top couple facing each other, and everyone else facing up. Done like that it at least seemed more manageable.
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