Well, my knees aren't as young as they once were, so it could be that
some of our favorite dances would work well for you. That's one of the
cool things about period dance -- there's such a variety, you can find
something for just about anybody!
I know Lady Barbara was doing some of the dance stuff in al-Barran.
Don't know if she's on the list at the moment or not -- it kinda depends
on whether she has e-mail access or not. Otherwise, if you're going to
be at Queen's Collegium, Guillaume and I will likely teach a dance class
or two there.
Morris Schaefer wrote:
> Thanks you for the thought provoking letter,
> Your list is different than mine, I don't know 12 dances yet. I have done
> some at Estrella but didn't learn the names and can't really remember how
> they went but had fun dancing all the same. It also seems that we have
> affew different favorites in the south half of the kingdom. I agree, a top
> 12 or 15 list with music and dance instructions would generate more dancing
> at events than is currently done. Is anybody working on such a project.
> I'd love to learn the music and so would my lady so we could provide live
> music. This past year has been spent gathering recordings of many dances,
> now I just need scores to work from. We can generate quality printable
> versions if all you have is a hand written version.
> I must also say, some dances are not suitabel for my aged knees, etc so I
> may have a different list of favorites just based on the types of steps
> Lord Sean MacLeod
> >From: "skmcclune <smcclune@...>" <smcclune@...>
> >Reply-To: OutlandsDance@yahoogroups.com
> >To: OutlandsDance@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [OutlandsDance] Re: Dances everyone should know
> >Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 22:28:03 -0000
> >--- In OutlandsDance@yahoogroups.com, Keith McClune
> ><swashbuckler@c...> wrote:
> > > Hi there:
> > >
> > > A couple of years ago, somebody posted a question to the SCA-
> >Dance list
> > > asking for everyone's list of "top twelve dances everyone should
> >know." <snip>
> > > This is not meant to be an exclusive list, but a basic list. More
> >dances are
> > > better, but, the thought goes, wouldn't it be nice if everyone had
> >a common
> > > ground of 12 dances they could do anywhere.
> > > 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?
> >Arwen Southernwood
> >Barony of Caerthe, Outlands
> >(Denver, CO)
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