making up your own dances

Ron Mackey

Message 43821 · 25 Jan 2006 01:19:21 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> I have been following this thread regarding what dances are suitable for
> what occasion and I cannot help wondering whether I am unusual with my
> approach. For example, with my beginners' class I make up most of the
> dances I teach, simply because I want to teach a particular formation
> and I want to do a dance that uses that one formation and the ones done
> in previous weeks. Since I don't have the time/will to search through a
> pile of dances for something suitable, I find it quicker to make
> something up that I know suits my objective.

I'm too lazy to do that. There are many, many books of dances
devised purely for that purpose which, allied to dancedata, makes the
selection easy.

Seonaid was asking for three person dances. I have a copy of
'Just Enough to Dance' by Donald Karwelis which is just that - for three
persons. Quite inventive. I got my copy from Lewis at SNDC.

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