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Volume I – “Regency Era” DVD
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English Country Dancing is a form of folk dancing from England that can be dated as far back as The oldest instructional book of English country dances was written by John Playford in At this time, English Country Dancing was at its height amongst the landed gentry and balls were of common occurrence. With the rise of immigration to the New World, English Country Dancing was brought to America amongst the settlers and were popular in the colonies.
My Rules for Dance Interpretation The dance must fit the music. You must know how long standard figures take. It's a common mistake to squash too much dance into a phrase of music. Start by assuming that a cast is 8 steps, not 4. It helps to be able to read music.
Longways for three, five, seven or nine couples; in three parts 1st Ed. Round and EFDSS convention is to do this as a three couple set, with Part One twice as an introduction, Part Two as a progressive duple-minor figure until everyone is back to where they started six times , Part Three three times, and then Part One once on the end as a finale. Sometimes we vary the finale so that instead of the line of six breaking and leading home we lead up a double again and then in line-of-six honour the Presence. The last figure is basically top couple cross, cast, cross into the middle of the line; lines fall back and come forward and the ends cross. Middle leading couple lead up to the top and cast, the rest following to invert the set; circle four half-way at the top to become proper while the ones arm right at the bottom.