Thanks for all the good information.
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> 1. Re: Allemande (Jacob or Nancy Bloom)
> 2. Re: Allemande (JD Erskine)
> 3. Re: Allemande (John Sweeney)
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> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:33:40 -0400
> From: Jacob or Nancy Bloom <jandnbloom(a)gmail.com>
> To: tom hinds <tomthecaller(a)yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Caller's discussion list" <callers(a)sharedweight.net>
> Subject: Re: [Callers] Allemande
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> The Lambertville ECD site is pointing to a copy of Samuel, Ann, and Peter
> Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1782, on the Vaughan
> Williams Memorial Library website. There are a couple of things that the
> term "allemande" could mean in 1782, but the one that seems correct for
> that version of Away To The Camp would be danced as follows:
> The couple link right elbows and then straighten out their right arms to
> reach their partner?s hand, while they hold left hands behind their backs.
> (For an allemand reverse they would reverse this and start by linking their
> left elbows.) They dance forward once around each other and return to
> their places. For the Thompsons' 1782 version of Away To The Camp I
> suggest that both Allemande and Allemande Reverse be done, that the
> footwork used be a skip-change step (which would have been called "chassee
> forward" in 1782), and that all three couples do the allemandes (although a
> case can certainly be made for only the active couple doing them.)
> If you are interested in dance from that era, check out the blog that my
> wife and I have at http://www.dancehistoryalive.com/blog/
> written an article on Away to the Camp yet, but we'll try to do one soon.
> Jacob Bloom
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:02 PM tom hinds via Callers <
> callers(a)lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:
>> Thanks so much for your hard work and sharing a tremendous amount of
>> information with us.
>> There?s one allemande I?d like to know more about. It?s the one used in
>> the the dance, Away to the Camp which can be seen on the Lambertville ECD
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