92Re: [OutlandsDance] RE: Dance question
- Dec 28, 2000
> Hole in the Wall comes to us from late 17th century (1698?) and early<<<
> 18th century editions of Playford. The music was first published as a
> Purcell hornpipe in the early to mid 1690's.
I'm remembering 1694 or 1696.
> This is a popular Regency dance and is also well known throughout much
> of the SCA. Note that Hole in the Wall is not period for the SCA, nor is it
> even a particularly period style. It is an early form of Real, so it is
> closer to Contra dance than period court dance.
Actually, it's a "reel". :) This form later evolved into contradance
-- which in turn became American Square Dance.
>>>The endless repetition does
> help occasional dancers to learn it, however, so it remains popular even<<<
> though it is not inherently an easy dance (I've watched Science Fiction fans
> try to get the hang of it at convention Regency dances - it's not easy).
The fact that many dancers in the SCA know it means it's a lot easier to
help the few who don't get through it.
We have a fun dance game we do here in Caerthe, called The Pinwheel,
which your Baron might also enjoy. It's an excerpt from a longer dance,
but it's easy to learn and teach and it allows kidnapping and all sorts
of silliness. Maybe we can come down to Sworded Affair and teach it to
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