westdance: dance goals for 2009 and the Year of the Ox

Matthew Larsen matt1.larsen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 15:06:53 PST 2009

I'm intending to revive Fiama d'Amore, and we started working on that
last night.  Look for more Fiama in the next couple months!  I'd like
to get this one back in the regular repetoir for us.  We might also
look over Contentezza, which we haven't really taught much in the last
couple years.


On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Crystal A. Larsen <xtalrock at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Howdy ya'll,
> Before we get sucked into planning the Arts Fete and the next Dance Ball, let's think about what (if anything) we'd like to do this year.
> One thing I'd like to do, is start reemphasizing some of the no-partner dances such as Bransle Charlotte (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/dance/Bransle_Charlotte.html) or Bransel Pinagay (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/dance/Bransle_Pinagay.html).
> If you'd like to look at some of the English Country dances we don't do, please check out Gregory's Facsimile of John Playford's 1651
> The English Dancing Master http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/playford_1651/
> Typically the SCA only does the earlier style of dances from Playford, these are the dances for certain numbers, rather than the for "as many as will" dances.
> There's a number of 15th century dances we don't do written up in the modern book Joy and Jealousy:
> http://sca.uwaterloo.ca/~praetzel/Joy-J-book/
> And there's a number of dances we used to do, but we haven't done in a while. If there's an old favorite you'd like revived, please speak up.
> regards,
> Crystal of the Westermark
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