- Hunting The Fox (Trenchmore) is another good Colonial Period dance.
It is a longways set dance. (No progression) for as many as will.
Unphrased. Music: Any jig will do.
- All forward and back. Twice. Lead lines around (slip hey) and back
to place. All that again. All make bridges, first couple go under
followed by rest to all are back in places. A swing partners with elbow
hooks. Repeat if you want.
On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 5:05 PM, Dudley Laufman <jdlaufman(a)comcast.net>
Hey Rich: Don't waste your time trying to getting drunk
dance duple minors. You don't need to carry a torch for contra
dances...they are not going to know the difference anyway, and won't thank
you if you have to spend more than a minute to "teach" the dance. Sir
Roger de Coverly is a good one. Family version of Virginia Reel good.
Repeat it if you have to. They'll love it. If you must do a duple,
Jefferson & Liberty. Just start with top couple being active and the
others join in when they reach the top, having watched the first couple
suffer through it. That's the way the old dancing masters did it anyway so
you will be correct that way. Good luck. cheers, Dudley
On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 3:01 PM, Rich Sbardella richsbardella(a)gmail.com
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> I am using an abbreviated version of Sir Roger without the reel.
> On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 2:59 PM, John Ryan jryanvta(a)yahoo.com
> [trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>> Not sure if Comonial I have done modified Virginia Reel
>> John Ryan
>> Arroyo Grande, CA
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>> On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:27 AM, Rich Sbardella
>> richsbardella(a)gmail.com [trad-dance-callers] <
>> trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>> Hello Folks,
>> Does anyone have dances that they are willing to share of Colonial
>> period dances that are adapted to a Party Dance environment for non
>> dances? I instantly think of Rakes of Mallow (longways) and Haste to the
>> Wedding (as a Duple Minor).
>> I have a few others, but would like to add to my repertoire. Easy is
>> what I am looking for. Alcohol involved in reenactment party dance.
>> From one of the colonies!
>> Rich Sbardella
>> Stafford, CT