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Thread #163266   Message #3893296
Posted By: Mr Red
11-Dec-17 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: the teaching of dancing
Subject: RE: the teaching of dancing
Circassian Circle is English. Horses Brawle has been English since 1571 - its in the EDM, though we now dance it in a Horseshoe and was re-written by Eddie Upton and he called it "City Brawl". Simpler than that you have to think Farandol (snake) which is also English.

John Chapman's Clopton Bridge (hornpipe stepping is not entirely necessary) - it is the bridge in Stratford upon Avon.

Mike Baraclough's Country Bumpkin if they can get the U shaped grand chain.

Stoke GoldingCountry Dance if they can strip the willow. Strips are unphrazed so sets will be going at different times. This is normal.

There are many versions of the Virginia Reel and one can be seen in "Gone with the Wind". It can't hurt to point out some of the history. People take different things from stuff. You think it is a dance, some think it is "old", some like the music, some like the socialising. It all counts.