westdance: Thoughts on 15c Italian for KWDS?

Matthew Larsen matt1.larsen at gmail.com
Tue May 8 15:33:10 PDT 2007

On 5/8/07, Crystal A. Larsen <xtalrock at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Matthew Larsen <matt1.larsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah...  time for more galliard practice.  We've got to
> > get to the point where
> > what we can work on is not some specific step, but
> > rather how you string them
> > together.  But you have to have everyone
> > doing at least two steps
> > to get to that...  I need to think more on how
> > to teach that.  Hmmm...
> I can imagine how you'd teach it just like teaching swing or
> waltz variations. Do four of these standard galidards, then four
> of the moving ones, then four of the sideways ones, then four
> more of the moving ones, and four of the bell ones. Repeat until
> the music runs out.
> Then make people do the pattern in pairs, then singles.

Sorry, I was thinking aloud (thinking online?) and wasn't very
clear...  I'm wondering if you can give people a start on the
improvisation part _before_ they can even do two different steps.

Hmmm...  Maybe a second step that's familiar, like doing a contenenza
in galliard time.  Changing back and forth between that and another
step might not be too hard, and would get people started with the
improve part of things.  Hmmm...


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