174Re: Dances everyone should know
- Jan 17, 2003--- In OutlandsDance@yahoogroups.com, Keith McClune
> Hi there:Dance list
> A couple of years ago, somebody posted a question to the SCA-
> asking for everyone's list of "top twelve dances everyone shouldknow." <snip>
> This is not meant to be an exclusive list, but a basic list. Moredances are
> better, but, the thought goes, wouldn't it be nice if everyone hada common
> ground of 12 dances they could do anywhere.<snip>
> My current list (for today, anyway) is:<<<
> Petit Vriens 15th C Italian
> Geolosia 15th C Italian
> Black Alman 16th C English
> Villanella 16th C Italian
> Carolingian (Belle Qui) Pavane 16th C French like
> Galliarde 16th C Pan-European
> Branle Charlotte* 16th C French
> Branle Des Pois 16th C French
> Branle d'Escosse 16th C French
> Rufty Tufty 17th C English
> Gathering Peascods 17th C English
> Black Nag 17th C English
Not to surprisingly, I guess, my list is pretty much the same. The
only substitution I might make it to put in Ballo del Fiore as
the "token" 16th C. Italian dance, since I know they've done it in al-
Barran, and we've done it here in Caerthe, and that gives us a base
of people who know it.
> Do you see any advantage to a list of "twelve
> dances everyone in the Outlands should know?"
Funny you should ask ... the question of "what dance tunes musicians
should know" recently came up on Outlands Bardic. Now, if the
musicians' list and the dancers' list could be one and the same ...
whenever we got together, we could all dance!
I think there would be a lot of advantages to having at least a few
dances that are taught everywhere in the kingdom. It'd make dancing
a lot more likely to happen, for starters.
So how could we get such a list going, and spread it to all the dance
teachers in the Outlands? Isn't Unser Hafen Dance coming up soon?
Would this be a good time/place to meet to talk about it, at least
with the folks that can make it there?
Barony of Caerthe, Outlands
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