pennsicdance: Absolute Beginner

Rebecca Friedman rebeccaanne3 at
Tue Jul 17 19:18:47 PDT 2012

Thank you both very much! I'll plan to do that, then, and adjust as needed.

In service,

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM, William Bornander <wrborn at> wrote:

> It is rather hard to know what to expect as you could get anywhere from 5
> or less up to 20, 30 or even 50 students. You will likely have a good
> number of ringers around if you find that is needed or helpful they are
> almost always willing to dance.
> As far as dance selections I would think that is a very good choice as
> people can easially learn at their level. Some can be sorting left and
> right and others are not only learning the dance but playing with the
> mimes. I would think they would be a good first dance to teach at war in
> that it is easier then most of the other possibilities as you can have just
> one set to watch and encourage.
> In service,
> Wilhelm
> >________________________________
> > From: Rebecca Friedman <rebeccaanne3 at>
> >To: pennsicdance at
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:14 PM
> >Subject: pennsicdance: Absolute Beginner
> >
> >So, I seem to be teaching it this year, and I've never done so before! I
> >also haven't attended it, so I'm not quite sure what's appropriate. If I
> >were designing a class for absolute beginners, I'd pick pantomime bransles
> >- that's what I've had most luck with in the past. Probably Washerwoman's,
> >Horses' and Peas. Would that be appropriate, or would I be doubling
> someone
> >else/are there specific expectations for Absolute Beginner? If so, could
> >someone tell me what they are? Thanks! And sorry for sending this out so
> >late!
> >
> >Rebecca
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