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Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A Fogg
“No Kissing Allowed in School” A Virginia Dancing School in 1784 B 4596
“No Kissing Allowed in School” A Virginia Dancing School in 1784
Dance instructions and music with chords 18th-century dance techniques.
Period illustrations.
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 B 1059
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

Kate van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg
Contra Dances from New Hampshire, 1783 B 7777
Contra Dances from New Hampshire, 1783
Contra Dances from New Hampshire 1783 by Kate van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg (October 2012) is the latest from The Colonial Music Institute press. This book is an interpretation of the fifty-five dances written down by one Clement Weeks, a 33-year-old schoolteacher in Greenland, New Hampshire. In February 1783, just a few months before the Treaty of Paris would end the Revolutionary War, Weeks began writing out “Figures for Contra Dances,” thirty-five of them, the authors point out, “from a collection from a friend named Smith” and another twenty chosen by Weeks himself. Keller and Fogg, both expert dance historians, interpreted each set of dance figures and, using the titles in the Weeks manuscript, located the music intended for them. Thus, each dance, is written out in modern notation and coupled with its facsimile from Weeks’ manuscript. Facsimiles are provided for most of the tunes as well. That plus the front matter, comprising a history of Weeks and his manuscript and an explanation of “Contra Vs Country,” plus the back matter (“Formation,” glossary, and bibliography), makes for a book packed with information – and not just for dancers, either.

For those of us with an interest in Ancient history, the Contra Dances from New Hampshire demonstrates how easily dance music could become march music. At this time, both fifers and dancers required uncluttered music with two strong pulsations per measure in order to know which foot should be where at each musical measure. These indications of foot placement were just as important to soldiers marching in formation as they were to the ladies and gentlemen footing it on the dance floor, proven by the fact that about half of Weeks’ dance music is also found in the manuscript march collections kept by fifers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Price: € 18.00

Neil Stuart
Latitude and Longitude B 8882
Latitude and Longitude
A collection of 33 Longways dances in contra and Beckett formation.

Price: € 10.00
The Silver Fern and other dances B 8881
The Silver Fern and other dances
The dances are all either English or American in style.

18 dances

2017, 41 pgs

Price: € 7.00

Page Ralph
The Ralph Page Book Of Contras B 302
The Ralph Page Book Of Contras
Contains twenty-two American contras. Eleven are modern or contemporary dances, eleven are older or traditional dances. Most of them were presented during Ralph Page tour of Great Britain in 1966.

1988, 24 pgs.

Price: € 3.75

Patri Pugliese
Dances for The Civil War Ballroom B 289
Dances for The Civil War Ballroom
A Manual of Dance Instruction to accompany "The Civil War Ballroom recording" by Spare Parts.

This pocket manual supplies instructions for all the dances on The Civil War Ballroom recording by Spare Parts, also the dance music in The Civil War Ballroom Band Book.

Included are the most fashionable mid-nineteenth-century dances:
waltz, polka, schottische, polka redowa, galop, Grand March, Soldier’s Joy, Gothic Dance, Spanish Dance, La Têmpete, The Lancers Quadrilles (figures 1, 3, and 5), and the Virginia Reel. It provides detailed explanations, plus abbreviated calls for the set dances.

To help recreate a Victorian ball, the manual also includes "Etiquette of the Ballroom" and "A Note on Ballroom Refreshments."

Patri Pugliese was a dance historian and teacher who drafted these instructions to help reenactors and people of all ages recreate a midcentury Victorian ball. The project was interrupted by Patri Pugliese's untimely death in February of 2007. With Barbara Pugliese's approval, Liz Stell and Bill Matthiesen have undertaken to format and publish this volume in the style of the mid-nineteenth century dance manuals that served as Patri's sources.

Small hardbound volume (4.5" x 6.75"); 110 pages with period illustrations.

Etiquette of the Ballroom

The Dances:
The Grand March
The Waltz
Soldier's Joy
The Polka
The Lancers Quadrilles (figures 1, 3, and 5)
The Galop
La Tempête
The Polka Redowa
The Schottische
The Gothic Dance
Redowa Waltz
Virginia Reel
Spanish Dance

Ballroom Refreshments
Select Bibliography
Contact Information About the Authors

Musicbook - € 20.00

CD - € 14.00

Price: € 25.50

Philippe Callens
Both Sides Of The Atlantic - Book AADS 9701BK
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).
a Waltz:
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

Available in:
°German / English
°Dutch / English

Price: € 8.00
From A Belgian Yankee Caller B 100
From A Belgian Yankee Caller
A collection of 45 New England style dances with music for each dance.
The author, Philippe Callens, presents 45 of his own dances, all written in the New England tradition. You will find 4 circles, 13 squares, 24 contras and 4 dances in other formations.
The dance descriptions are kept simple and clear. Each dance is accompanied by a chorded musical score. Suggestions for the use of recorded music are given. The book also comprises an annotated bibliography and discography of works on American dance published in continental Europe. There is a list of organizations that promote these dances. The book closes with an index of the dances and tunes and a classification of the dances according to level.
An indispensable work for the New England dancers!

Price: € 19.60
Keep On Swinging - booklet (Dutch/English) AADS 9208BK
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

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