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Freeford Gardens English Country Dance
Ani's Waltz, dance by Gary Roodman, tune by Charlene Thompson being danced at the 2011 Fairfield Bare Necessities weekend. Joanna Reiner is calling to music by members of Bare Necessities, Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis & Jacqueline Scwab.
'Barbarini's Tambourine' danced by Gainesville English country dancers on December 2nd, 2013. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy.
Presented by Germantown Country Dancers in preparation for the Predominantly Playford Ball in December 2015
ANIMATION format. Published in Playford's Dancing Master of 1728. It is a proper duple minor longways dance. It was adapted by Douglas and Helen Kennedy in 1929.
Dance starts at :40.
ANIMATION format. Devised by Pat Shaw and published in 1974. It is an improper duple minor dance.
Bingo! is an English Country Dance by Jenny Beer. In this video Jenny calls it for enthusiastic dancers at the Saturday morning Nifty New English session at the New England Folk Festival 2016.
Calling by James Hutson; Music by Wayne Hankin and Ryan Sandburg
Bonny Cuckoo by Gail Ticknor being danced at the Fairfield , Iowa Annual Bare Necessities Weekend 2011.Teaching and prompting is by Joanna Reiner. The music is by members of Bare Necessities - Peter Barnes(winds), Earl Gaddis(violin), and Jacqueline Schwab(piano).
Charles Bolton reconstructed Braes of Dornoch (Johnson, 1757) as a 3-couple dance, publishing it in 1989 in Retreads 4, part of a series of reconstructions of 17th and 18th century dances.
'Candles in the Dark' danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Al Rogers with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy. A dance by Loretta Holz, (2006) to a tune of the same name by Jonathan Jensen
English Country Dance Fandango Weekend - Joseph Pimentel with Goldcrest. This English Country Dance was written by Joseph Pimentel, and the tune is by Dave Wiesler. Dance instructions and CD available at jp.thedance.net, and MP3 available at cdbaby.com/goldcrest.
'Dancing Across The Atlantic' danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy on July 21st 2014.
'Draper's Garden' danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy on June 30th 2014.
Old Dominion Dancers
Performed by the Old Dominion Dance Performers
Prepared by members of the Germantown Country Dancers for the participants of the Predominantly Playford Ball in Philadelphia 2017
'Easter Thursday' danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy on Marcy 23rd 2015.
Dance at Rochester, New York, at the Memorial Art Gallery
'Elephant Stairs (1727) by Walsh, danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Annette Merritt to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy.
'Elizabeth' danced at Mayfair Ball 2013 by Florida English Country Dancers on May 11th, 2013. Called by Catie Geist with live music by Full Circle.
CDW Ball Mar 19, 2011
English Country Dancing workshop session in Durham, North Carolina, at Sun Assembly's 2007 Spring DanceFest led by Bruce Hamilton.
Danced at NYC George Washington Hotel February 21, 2010
Everett Lunsford & 'Round Robbin -
Robbin Marcus (piano), Dave Marcus Robbin Marcus (piano), Dave Marcus (concertina) and Meredith Doster (flute).
The Duke of Wellington's Dancers perform The Gloucester Waltz/Lady Caroline Lees Waltz (1806) at Townhill Park House (The Gregg School) and Gardens open day, 7 May 2018. Our dance mistress is Miss Shirley Funnell.
Winter Dance Week, Brasstown, NC 2011. Joanna Reiner caller
Playford Country Dance Book (1651)
Named, in all likelihood, after a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1799, Pat Shaw’s Heidenröslein" ("Rose on the Heath") is a 4-couple square mixer in waltz time. The dance appears in Book 2 of The Pat Shaw Collection, along with the tune he chose for it.
Attendees at a weekly meeting of the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers practice "The Highlander's Humour" (1718) on December 8, 2015, in Willliamsburg, Virginia. The music here is a recording from the cd "Farnicle Huggy" (Berger/King/Oakden); the caller was Jenna Simpson.
Performed at the IFDO Christmas Party 2010
Danced by Gainesville English Country Dancers on November 25th, 2013. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy. Dance by Gary Roodman, tune by Jonathan Jensen
Dominion English Country Dancers
Old Dominion Dance
Danced by Gainesville English Country Dancers on December 9th, 2013. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy.
Duple Minor Longways Set
Couples face each other. Take hands four from the top of the set. Couple closest to head of the hall is Couple1, other couple is Couple2.
A1 Man1 goes between Woman1 and Woman2 to do a 3 person Hey with the women. Start by heading around Woman2.
A2 Woman1 goes between Man1 and Man2 to do a 3 person Hey with the men. Start by heading around Man2.
B1 Right-Hand Star (~3/4 around).
B2 Left-Hand Star back to place.
C1 Diagonal1 (Man1, Women2) cross leading left shoulder.
C2 Diagonal2 (Man2, Women1) cross leading left shoulder.
D1 Take hands four and circle clockwise 1/2 way around.
D2 Couple1 drop hands and Casts down to next position while Couple2 (keeping inside hands) leads up into Couple1 position.
Jack's Maggot at Lenox Assembly 2011 - Make sure to watch to the end for the creative musical interpretation.
Musicians: Karen Axelrod, Barbara Greenberg, Dan Beerbohm
Dance taught at the 2022 Surrey International Folk Dancing Retreat at Camp Alexandra in British Columbia, Canada. Jamaica, also called Jameko, was published by John Playford.
Joanna Reiner taught a wonderful class and on August 6, 2010, her dancers presented this version of Kelsterne Gardens that brings two 3-couple sets together in an inventive way.
Danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Al Rogers to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy. Tune ca. 1777 Pierre Trappeniers , dance reconstruction Phillippe Callens, 1999.
Devised by Fiona Turnbull, danced by members of the Richmond (North Yorkshire) branch of the RSCDS.
Written in 1989 by Fried Herman for Leah Barkan, beloved pianist for Country Dancers of Westchester for many years. Leah's waltz is one of the all-time favorites of ECD set dances--simple, satisfying, and set to two gorgeous tunes : Amelia by Bob McQuillen and Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar. Video from CDW's 40th anniv party November 2, 2014 at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck, NY.
By Scott higgs being danced at Set fro Spring 2012 in Austin, Texas. The dance was taught and prompted by Scott Higgs to music by Foxfire - Daron Douglas on fiddle, Karen Axelrod on keyboard.
Presented by the Germantown Country dancers in preparation for the Predominantly Playford Ball in December 2015
Carl Friedmand calling with Gued Band of Baltimore July 2016 English Country Dance
Old Dominion Dance Performers
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