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American Contra Dance
The Contra Connection & Basically For Callers
The Contra Connection is a series of articles written to help dance organizers and beginning callers. Written by New England callers Larry Jennings, Dan Pearl, and Ted Sannella, the articles appeared regularly in the CDSS News from 1988-1996.
2001, 62 pgs.
Price: € 20.00
Keep On Swinging - booklet (Dutch/English)
A Collection of 24 New England style dances, Philippe Callens, 1992. The booklet is a collection of 24 American dances in New England style, divided in four sections (circles, squares, contras, triplets). The CD is a collection of 12 New England style medleys all suitable for dancing.
CD - € 17.00.
Set (Book & CD) - € 21.00
Book English/German - € 8.00
Price: € 8.00
Keep On Swinging - SET
A Collection of 24 New England style dances, Philippe Callens, 1992. The booklet is a collection of 24 American dances in New England style, divided in four sections (circles, squares, contras, triplets). The CD is a collection of 12 New England style medleys all suitable for dancing. Available in German & English.
Booklet (English/Dutch or English/German) - € 7.50.
CD - € 17.00
1. Saint Anne's Reel / Cecil Mc Cackeron
2. Shandon Bells / Ther Came a Youn Man
3. Spider Bit The Baby
4. Walker Street / Levantine's Barrel / Good For The Tongue
5. Peacock Rag
6. Flowers Of Edinburgh / Blair Athol / The Otter Holt
7. Petronella / Green Mauntain Petronella
8. Debbie's Jig / Cadeau's Jig
9. Reel Poulet / Reel de THérèse Rioux
10. Woodschopper's Reel / Eddie's Reel
11. Chickadees' Polka / Silver and Gold / Sarah Dell
12. Tour Of Puget Sound
Price: € 21.00
Both Sides Of The Atlantic - Book
six English country dances in Playford style:
Corelli's Maggot (Cathy & John Millar, 1993) - Newcastle (The English Dancing Master, 1651) - Kill him with Kindness (The Dancing Master, c. 1726) - Circle of Tradition (Fried de Metz Herman, 1992) - My Lady Winwood's Maggot (The Dancing Master, c. 1726) ) - Burgundy's Flight (The Dancing Master, c. 1710).
Liza's Birthday in Cape Breton (© 1994 David Cahn).
six medleys (reels, jigs, marches) for New England style contras and squares:
Mackilmoyle Reel / Barrow Burn Reel / The Scholar (reels 9 x 32) - First Western Change Jig / Road to Lisdoonvarna (jigs 7 x 32) - The Banks of Inverness / Morpeth Lasses (reels/polkas 7 x 32) - Prince Imperial Galop / Jonatan's March (8 1993 Mik Lammers) / Bonnie Charlie (marches 9 x 32) - Crossing the Cascades (8 1990 Mike Richardson) / Pizza and Apple Pies (8 1989 Mike Richardson) / High Spy (8 1989 Chris Dewhurst) (jigs 9 x 32) - Cold Frosty Morn' / Old Grey Cat [for Acer] / Hobart's Transformation (reels 11 x 32.
CD - € 18.50
°German / English
°Dutch / English
Price: € 8.00
The Silver Fern and other dances
The dances are all either English or American in style.
2017, 41 pgs
Price: € 7.00
Let's Dance - German
From England to New England and More. Book in
. Book with 111 dances from the CD's Let's dance 1-6.
1999, 172 pgs.
CD 1 - € 13.00
CD 2 - € 13.00
CD 3 - € 13.00
CD 4 - € 13.00
CD 5 - € 13.00
CD 6 - € 13.00
Booklet(Dutch) - € 18.00
Price: € 18.00
Odd Calculated Figures
A Set of fifteen English and American Country Dances with music, comments, suggestions and complete statistical analysis.
2008, 28 pgs.
Ani’s Waltz - Anna’s Arrival - Band of Friends # - The Belle of Amherst - Birthday Branle # - Fine Companions Waltz - Hideaway - Joy(ce) of the Town - Kitty at the Door - Margherita’s Waltz - Ramblin’ Rosie - Redwood Romp - Swift and Quickly - Westchester Assembly - Whiskey Before Dinner #.
Price: € 9.50
Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A Fogg
“No Kissing Allowed in School” A Virginia Dancing School in 1784
Dance instructions and music with chords 18th-century dance techniques.
This new collection of country dances appeared on a broadside advertisement issued by Capt. Benjamin Walker in Lunenburg, Virginia in 1784. Walker’s class of teenage dancers were of Scottish and English origin and his dances reflect both traditions of social dance. Walker drew his repertory from the latest fashions in London and Edinburgh but he modified them for his rural Virginia patrons. The broadside was a textbook for his students—they learned manners from his rules for the school and they learned to dance tracks, to phrase their movements, and to perform more complex figures as he introduced ever more difficult dances. Walker’s dances have proven very popular at pilot programs across the United States. The authors have located the original music and reconstructed Walker’s dances as they would have been performed in 1784. The book includes many illustrations of pages from old dance collections, portraits of those named in the titles, and a full section on modern and period country dance technique.
Table of Contents
School for Lovers - Love an Opportunity - Soldiers Joy - Jack on the Green - Sweet Hope - Suffer Care - Young Roger - Flora McDonald’s Reel - Highland Lady - Charley Stuart - Gallick Rant - Blowsey Bellow - Old Roger - Richmond Ball or Tom Brown - The Flowers of Edinburgh - Cameronian Rant - The Lad’s a Dunce - Swiss Allamande - Pride of Brunswick - Merry Christmas - Nancy Dawson - Raw Rum and Toddy - New Invention - Jamaica Dance - Armong Dance.
Price: € 12.00
Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A. Fogg
New Country Dances From Maine, 1795
This is a collection made by Joseph Merrill of Topsham, Maine around 1795. He copied from a small booklet filled with country dances that had been published two years earlier by the Thompson publishing house in London and added six more of his favorites. The authors have reconstructed each dance with its original tune. Historical notes and information about authentic performance style as well as tips for adapting the dances for modern dancers are included.
Rules of the Richmond Assemblies, November 1790.
The Country Dances, The Road to Ruin, The Sheppards Holiday,The Trip to Bagshot, Bayham Abbey, The Royal Pair, Osburn Place Assembly, Little Ben, Bill Bobstay, Dickey Dwindle, The London House, The Woodman, The Enchanted Wood, Miss Mcdonalds Reel, Jockey of the Green, Tippy Bob, The Female Soldier, Leap Year, Mrs. Philips Fancy, Lowthers Hornpipe, The Sun Flower, The Waggoner, The Poor Recruit, The Prophets of Old Times, Miss Ellis’s Fancy, Allemand Swist, Boston Delight, Doutfull Sheppard, Donfisco, Faithfull Shepherd, Fischers Hornpipe.
Formation, Figures, and Steps
Price: € 9.00
Latitude and Longitude
A collection of 33 Longways dances in contra and Beckett formation.
Price: € 10.00
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