academie: Dancing in Augusta, Ga

Amy Smyth-Wilson rowenrhys at starpower.net
Wed Mar 28 18:32:01 PST 2001


It was very spiffy...especially for those 13 year olds that are very
ticklish....what occurred it that the girl would keep hold of the boys hand
while stepping in front of him to take both hands...then releasing the first
hand she would simply complete the turn into the next spot.


RR


----- Original Message -----
From: Edvard Gayer <scavard at hotmail.com>
To: <academie at pbm.com>
Cc: <larrybagwell at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: academie: Dancing in Augusta, Ga


> When teaching youngsters, I have found that there are a couple of dances
> that are easier to "get" than others.  The Official Bransle is one,
Horse's
> Bransle is a second, and Black Nag (Playford 3rd edition) is an ECD you
> could use.
>
> When Rowen taught Official Bransle to her class, she taught them an
> alternate version.  Instead of having the young gentlemen try to lift the
> young ladies, the ladies would pass in front of the gentlemen, changing
> hands as they did this, to take their new places.  If you aren't too keen
on
> teaching the "tossing" part of this dance, this is an easy alternative
> which, I understand, looks tres spiff.
>
> // Vard //
>
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Gerry Baygents <rampantdragon at writeme.com>
> Reply-To: rampantdragon at writeme.com
> To: academie at pbm.com
> CC: larrybagwell at yahoo.com
> Subject: academie: Dancing in Augusta, Ga
> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 19:25:17 -0500
>
>  > Is there anyone down near Augusta who's interested in helping
>  > this fellow?
>
> <Raises a tentative hand>
>
> I *might* be able to.  Extra emphasis on the word "might."  My schedule
> for the next month or so looks horrible, and I don't really have a
> weekend off.  The best that I can do (right now) is something around
> Easter weekend (April 13).  If I can turn this into an excuse to visit
> my dad in Thomson, GA, even better.  So, Larry, if you're watching, let
> me know what sort of schedule you're on, and perhaps we can work
> something out.
>
> Now, for the rest of you.  Is there one dance that you think "looks"
> more medieval than another?  I only ask because I hate Official
> Bransle.  If this is the best choice (for looks and ease of teaching),
> I'll do it, but I want to consider other possibilities.
>
> Alwyn
> (mka Gerry Baygents)
> mailto: rampantdragon at writeme.com
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