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2011


Christmas Carol Ball, St.John’s Church Hall,
17 December 2011

Free Waltz: What Child is This (with guest pianist Alcuin)
Under and Over
Deck the Halls 
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
New Boepeep
Cutty Wren 
Silent Night with guest singer Gabriel Bienek.
Hail O Happy Morn

BREAK and Guest choir: Lady’s Mantle 

Gaudete If all the World were Paper
Masters in this Hall
The Punch Bowl 
Carol of the Bells with guest singer Gabriel Bienek.

SUPPER BREAK and Guest choir: Lady’s Mantle

I wonder as I wander.
Away in the Manager
Once in Royal David City
Caledonian Quadrille
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
12 Days of Christmas – (with guest pianist Alcuin)We wish you a Merry Christmas

22 October 2011
St John’s Spring Fair,
St. John’s Church Hall, Constitution Ave., Reid.
La Jesuite -tune
The Czar - tune
Alexander - tune
Mazurka cotillion for many – Russian ballet score
Menuet de la cour - tune
The Fair Circassian - tune
Triplet Quadrille as before.
‘Russian Tour’ (LD) Town 4


15 October 2011
Russian Ark Ball
St. John’s Church Hall, Constitution Ave., Reid
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(Early 18th century to early 19th century)
Menuet à deux – tune
Minuet à Quatre - tune
The Cossack Dance – tune
Russian Dance - tune
La Jesuite -tune
Polonaise- Polonaise Russe
The Czar - tune
Alexander - tune
Mazurka cotillion for many – Russian Ballet score
(Early to mid-19th century)
Menuet de la cour (versions)- tune
Lund’s Minuet- Dronningen Minuet
The Fair Circassian - tune
The Volga - tune
Mazurka Quadrilles (1) – Mazurka of Spa by Fessy
Free Waltz – Autumn 9
The Russian Quadrille (Quadrille Français) – tune set
Windup Galop – then free galop – Wind up Galop
Triplet Quadrille For galop figure play the following 3 part galop x 3 then play Court 4, (x1 on each tune then back to first tune x1) then for Polka figure play same galop as before C(AABBCC)x 2 plus AA.
(Mid-19th century to late-19th century)
Free Mazurka Waltz, Zingerella, La Czarina- The Zingerella
Mazurka cotillion for 3 – Russian score
Mazurka cotillion for 4 –Parodi Mazurka
(Polka) Cotillion with chairs- start with Zorn’s Esmeralda, then Spring 16
Mazurka Quadrilles (2) Petersburgh set
The Russia (made progressive)La Mazurka / Autre Mazurka
‘Russian Tour’ (LD) Town 4


1-3 October 2011
Minuets and Mazurka long weekend
The Garden studio, Yarralumla.
The minuet in country dances(c.1700)
Mr Lane’s Minuet
Mr Lane’s Trumpet Minuet / Les Oeuffes Paques
Irish Lamentation
Menuet de la Rein
The standard minuets c.1700
Menuet à deux - different timings and embellishments
Minuet à Quatre
Figured minuets (c.1700)
Mr Priest’s Minuet
The minuet in cotillions (c.1770):
Le Prince de Galles
Les Quatre Saisons
The late 18th & early 19th cent. minuet
The evolution of the basic menuet à deux
The Menuet de la Cour
Gad Lund’s Menuet
Saltator’s Congo Minuet
Mazurka cotillion c.1840:
Some basic steps and Mazurka Cotillion for many and for 3s
Mazurka cotillions for 4.
Mazurka quadrille c.1850:
Mazurka quadrille (1)
Mazurka quadrille (2)
Couples mazurka c. 1860:
The Mazurka Waltz (1) (2)
La Czarina
Polka Mazurka
La Coska
Gitana Waltz
Zingerella
The Menuet de la cour in the 1890s.
Menuet de la cour (2)
Menuet de la cour as a quadrille
The Mazurka in the 1890s
‘The Russia’
Some Lost Dances of Earthly Delights mazurkas


Monday 12 July 7:00-9:30,
Special workshop featuring John G-G. 
Whately Dance Barn, Whately, Massachussetts, U.S.A.
Juggling Partners (Summer 15)
Daphnes (Playford)
Bodice and Doublet (Summer 14)
A Courtly Accrostic (Court 6)
Free Waltz and led host on outside foot starting waltz medley: Alexandrina (Town 9) x2, Hands Off (Village 10) x2, Even Handed-Ländler (Village 12) x2, I Wonder as I Wander (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Contra Quintain (Town 8)
Newcastle (Playford)
Snowball Slalom (Court 3)
Deck the Halls (Christmas Carol Dances Book)
Free Waltz and again led host on above outside foot starting waltz medley.


Sunday 11 July, 2:00-5:00pm,
Special workshop featuring John G-G.
Whately Dance Barn, Whately, Massachussetts, U.S.A.
(approx. order)
Carousel Waltz (Summer 8)
His Majesty’s Maggot (Country 5)
Giant’s Backbone (Country 2)
Secret Liaisaon Waltz (Autumn 3)
Trip to Paris (Playford)
Hands Off Waltz (Village 10)
Running the Gauntlet (Autumn 4)
Birthday Treat (Country 8)
Great Roundabout (Town 12)


Saturday 10 July, c.8pm,
John G-G guest spot at Whately Ball-
Whately Dance Barn, Whately, Massachussetts, U.S.A.
Contributed Cinderella’s Waltz Contra (Village 8) to the 2011 Whately Ball.
 

Wednesday 6 July,
Boston Centre ECD dance
 First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington St., West Newton, Boston, Massachussetts, U.S.A.
Juggling Partners (Summer 15)
Cinderella’s Waltz Contra (Village 8)
Past Present and Future (Winter 4)
Cobbler’s Jig (Playford)
His Majesty’s Maggot (Country 5)
Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Sun and Moon Allemande (Country 16)
Alcuin’s Contra (Village 16)- not sure if I did or didn’t?
Round with Corners (Court 10)
Paul’s Steeple (Playford)
Indoor Games (Spring 16)


Tuesday 5th July,
Special workshop/dance featuring John G-G.
 6:30-9:30pm, St. Barnabas, Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.
Sun and Moon Allemande (Country 16)
Alcuin’s Contra (Village 16)
Past Present and Future (Winter 4)
Cobbler’s Jig (Playford)
Running the Gauntlet (Autumn 4)
Cinderella’s Waltz Contra (Village 8)
Masters in this Hall (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmas Carol Dance Book)


Saturday 2 July 2 Hours 10:15 to 12:30am,
  Workshop at SCA’s Known World Dance Symposium on ‘Most Popular Renaissance Dances’ (on ideas that persisted through end of evening dances from Renaisssance to 18th and 19th century)
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
Multi-part medleys
Chiarnazana (Caroso)
Catena d’Amore (Negri)
Caccia d’Amore (Negri)
More dances with follow-the-leader
Chirinta / Giaranzana
Showed mid-19th century Le Colimacon / The Labyrinth.
More dances with contredanse à deux
Cobbler’s Dance (Playford)
Moll Peately (Playford)
Le Pistolet (Feuillet)
More dances with chasing
La Caccia (Caroso)
Hunt the Squirrel (Playford)
Showed/discussed 19th century Chase the Lady, Chase/Cheat the Lady/Squirrel
More Weaving/Arching/Stripping dances
Trenchmore (Pattricke ms and Playford)
Daphne (Playford)
Also discussed La Chaine, La Chasse, Hamstead Heath, Norwegian Country Dance, Sir Roger de Coverley and Virginia Reel.
More Slipping away
Discussed Branle du chandelier (Arbeau), Piantone (Caroso), The Gavotte (Arbeau’s & De Lauze’s), The Slip (Playford) and 19th century dance games.
The Cushion Dance (Playford and later Thomas Wilson)


Friday 1 July 4:15-5:15pm
Workshop at Known World Dance Symposium on ‘Christmas Carol Dances’
(dances drawn from The Christmas Carol Dance Book 
that are set to Renaissance tunes).
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
Personent Hodie
Angelus ad Virginem
Gaudete
Here we come a-caroling
In Dulci Jubilo
On Christmas Night
Twelve Days of Christmas
Wednesday 29 June, First Christian Church, 611 Clark, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.
(not in order)
Sun and Moon Allemande (Country 16)
Alcuin’s Contra (Village 16)
Running the Gauntlet (Autumn 4)
Past Present and Future (Winter 4)
Moll Peately the New Way (Playford)
His Majesty’s Maggot (Country 5)
Giant’s Backbone (Country 2)
Masters in this Hall (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Contra Quintain (Town 8)
Paul’s Steeple (Playford)
Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmas Carol Dance Book)


Monday 27 June
St. Luke’s Episcopal Churh at Forest and Beaver, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
Contributed ‘The Maze’ (Country 11) and ‘Downfall of Paris’ (Thomas Wilson, 1816) to a Scottish Country dance evening.

Sunday 26 June, 6pm-9pm
Workshop hosted by Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS).
 St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2837 Claremond Boulevard, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Sun and Moon Allemande (Country 16)
Alcuin’s Contra (Village 16)
Running the Gauntlet (Autumn 4)
Juggling Partners (Summer 15)
Past Present and Future (Winter 4)
Cobbler’s Jig (Playford)
His Majesty’s Maggot (Country 5)
Emma’s Song (John Garden- unpublished)
Masters in this Hall (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmas Carol Dance Book)


Saturday 25 June 3-4pm
San Francisco Free Folk Festival workshop on Mazurkas and Varsoviennas
Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave., San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 
Lead simple mazurka cotillion variants and taught basic steps.
Taught progressive circle mazurka: O Tannenbaum (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Showed outside foot starting mazurka medley: Boots and Blades (Autumn 14) x2, Black Forest Mazurka (Village 5) x2, Askance Romance (Town 13) x2, Conjuring L’amour (Country 12) x2 – taught last in the medley.
Taught varsovienna medley:La Va ouvert (Country 6)x2, La Va melangée (Court 9) x2, La Va croissée (Town 11) x2, then return to La Va ouvert
Showed outside to left foot starting mazurka medley:Barbarous Elegance (Cntry 15) x2, Ad Absudam Sur Place (Vill 15) x2, Russian Tour (Town 4) x2, Vulgarian Salutations (Vill 2) x2 - taught last.


Friday 24 June c.8pm
Friday Night Waltz
Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Showed 2 hambo variants:Handfasting (Country 10) and Honeymoon Hambo (Court 5) and taught some the first.
Thursday 23 June, 8-10pm, Lake Merrit Dance Centre, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Workshop on waltz variations hosted by PEERS.
Taught outside foot starting waltz medley:Alexandrina (Town 9) x2, Hands Off (Village 10) x2, Even Handed-Ländler (Village 12) x2, I Wonder as I Wander (Christmas Carol Dance Book)
Taught left foot starting medley: What Child is This (Christmas Carol Dance Book) x1 (Progressive), Two to Twirl (Winter 6) x1 (no progression), The Little Landler (Country 3) x2 (Progressive), The Grand Illusion (Town 2) x2 (no progression),Reprise of What Child is this.
Showed Zweifacher: The Savvy Wench (Town 6)


Tuesday 21 June, All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly St., Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.
Contributed Cinderella’s Waltz Contra (Village 8) to the last English Country Dance in the Palo Alto season.


Monday 20 June, 7-10pm, Robbin Dance Studio, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
Workshop with Danse Libre.
Taught novelty waltz: Music Box Waltz (Court 7)
Taught outside foot couples polkas/ galops medley: Loose Cannon Galop (Winter 7) x2, Grapevine Polka (Village 3) x2, Hot Cross Polka (Country 1) x2, Wind-up Galop (unpublished ‘Odd Delights’) x 2. Showed also the short ‘Pyrotechnic Polka’ (Autumn 1) x1.
Taught formation 8 couplespolkas/ galops medley: Near Miss Galop (Autumn 8) x 2, Baltic Crossing (Village 13 x 2), Dashing Dragoon (Court 15) x 2, Daring Damsel (Village 11) x 1
Taught outside foot mazurka medley: Regatta Room Grapple (Country15) x2, Washing Machine (Court 14) x2, Footloose Gypsy (Court 12) x2, Cavalier’s Mazurka (Winter 14) x1
Showed also Schottisches medley:Southern Highland Schottishe (Country 4) x2, Showdown Schottische (Town 10) x2, Switch, Swish and Swing (Court 13) x2, Southern Highlandreprise.


18 June 2001
Potpourri Ball
St.John’s Church Hall, Constitution Ave., Reid
Program was drawn by request on the night from the following possibilities that had been prepared in preceeding classes (with respect medley’s, the set underline is the one played). No record kept of what was actually chosen- but did more than 20 selections:
Spring:
6 Gates of Terspichore
Summer:
8 Carousel Waltz
*14 Bodice and Doublet
15 Juggling Partner
Autumn:
2 Take Eyes
3 Secret Liaisaon Waltz
*4 Running the Gauntlet
Winter:
2 Rings and Swings
*3. Quarter Short Square
4 Past Present and Future
*5 Turning the Tables
12 Reconciliation Reel
Village:
8 Cinderella’s Waltz
16 Alcuin’s Contra
Country
2 Giant’s Backbone
5 His Majesty’s Maggot
8 Birthday Treat
14 Catapult Contra
Town:
*3 Tapestry
8 Contra Quintain
*12 Great Roundabout
*16 Northern Stars Southern Sky
Court:
3 Snowball Slalom
6 A Courtly Accrostic
10 Round With Corners
Waltz Medley: Alexandrina (Town 9) x2, Hands Off Waltz (Vill 10) x2, Even Handed-Ländler (Vill 12) x2, I Wonder as I Wander (CCD)
Polka Medley: Loose Cannon (Wint 7) x2, Grapevine (Vill 3) x2, Hot Cross Polka (Country 1) x2, Pyrotechnic Polka (Au.1) x1.
Mazurka Medley: Barbarous Elegance (Cntry 15) x2, Ad Absudam Sur Place (Vill 15) x2, Russian Tour (Town 4) x2, Vulgarian Salutations (Vill 2) x2
Mazurka Medley: Boots and Blades (Au 14) x2, Black Forest Mazurka (Vill.5) x2, Askance Romance (Town 13 ) x2, Conjuring L’amour (Cntry 12) x2
Schottische Medley: Short Easy Sotiisi (Village 1) x 2 or Southern Highland (Country 4) x2, Showdown (Town 10) x2, Switch, Swish and Swing (Court 13) x2, Southern Highland reprise.
Christmas Carol Dances
Angelus ad Virginem
Gaudet
Personent Hodie
Historic dances (with volume of working notes)
contredanse à deux- one or two of following:
IV Moll Peately
IV Cobbler’s Dance
V La Coquette
V Le Pistolet
Corners- one or two of following:
IV Paul’s Steeple
IV Staines Morris
VII Triumph
Chasing- one or two of following:
IV Mad Robin / Madame Robin
V Hunt the Squirrel
IX Chase/Cheat the Lady/Squirrel...
Weaving - one or two of following:
II Chiaranzana
III Caccia d’Amore
III Catena d’Amore
IV Daphne
V La Chain
V La Chasse
IX Norwegian Dance- but to what tune?
Random mixing- one or two of following:
II Ballo del fiore
III Piantone
IV & VII Cushion dance


18-21 April 2011
19th Century Dance Week

Monday 18 April
1820-1850
Country dance
The Good Girl VII
Money musk (2)– also (1)
Hybrids:
Spanish Waltz
Highland Reel
Quadrille:
Quadrille Francais
Lancers (2) Duval and (3) Hart
Fancy Quadrille Figures
Mazurka
Cotillion mazurka- lots of figures
Mazurka Quadrille 1 or 2?
Galop / Galopade (1):
Galopade (2)
The Polka
Polka (1)
The London Polka Quadrille
Mazurka spin-offs
Mazurka Waltz (1)
Redowa (1)
The Waltz
Waltz (3) / Valse a deux Temps
Waltz (4) / Valse à trios temps
The Five Step Waltz (1)?and (2)
Waltz Cotillion

Tuesday
1850-1875

Country Dances
Money Musk (3)
Hull’s Victory
Sackett’s Harbour
La Tempete (2), (3) or (4)
Soldier’s Joy (2)
Hybrids
Sicilian Circle
Sir Roger de Coverley (3) / Virginian Reel
Norwegian Country Dance
Le Carillon de Dunkerque
The Quadrille
Coulon’s Double Quadrille
The Triplet
Mazurka Quadrille (3) / Philadelphia Mazurka Quadrilles
Quadrille Francais (3) / First Set / The Russian Quadrille
Quadrille Francais (4)- col.
Varietés Parisiennes
Empire Quadrille
Polka-Galops-Schottische:
Galop (1) / Galopade (3)
The Esmeralda (1) & (2)
Zulma l’Orientale
The Schottische
Waltz
Glide Waltz
The Five Step Waltz
Mazurka Waltz
La Zingarilla (1) and (2)
Redowa (1) (2) and (3)
Mazurka couples dances
Polka Mazurka
Polka Redowa
Gitana Waltz
La Koska
La Czarine
Varsovienne (1), (2) and (3)

Wednesday
1875-1900

Cotillion dance games
- with blindfolds, cards, 4 chairs, 8 chairs, choice, circles and columns, fans, hat&gloves, mixing, scarfs, sheet and surprises
Quadrilles
Lancers’ Quadrille (5) / The Pirates of Penzance Lancers
Quadrille Francais (5) /Sydney Exhibition Quadrille
Polo Quadrille
Polkas and Galops
Baby Polka
Bohemian Polka/Heel and Toe
Combination Polka
The Coquette (2)
Cross Step Polka
The Kreuz Polka
Manchester Galop
Ostendaise
Polka Russe (1), (2) & (3)-Troika.
The Ganglovienne
Polish Galop
Schottisches
The Highland Schottische
Military Schottische
Couples with extra chassé
Double Glide Waltz
Five Step Waltz (3)
The Newport
The Russia
Mazurka Waltz (3)
Other dances
Redowa (4)
Hop Waltz (2)
Polonaise (2) / Grand March
Minuets
Waltz Minuet (1) and (2)
Minuet de la cour (2)
Minuet de la cour Quadrille
Thursday at St.John’s Church Hall, Reid.
21 April
Revision and extras:
weekend also included unprogrammed Birthday Treat and Snowball Slalom.

Saturday 16th April
Jane Austen Festival Australia 2011
9:15-10:30 More Dances from JA movies
Auretti’s Dutch Skipper Emma movie-
The Bishop-P&P Movie
The Comical Fellow P&P TV
Lasses of Portsmouth –P&P TV
Linnen Hall- PP TV tune used
Shrewsbury Lasses P&P TV- F.
Touchstone P&P TV- F.
The Young Widow P&P Movie,
Dutch Dollars P&P Movie
Haste to the Wedding Emma T
11:00-12:30 More Country Dances from Jane Austen's Day
The Black Dance
The Fairy Dance
The Fandango
The Rakes of Rochester
Italian Monfrina (1) and (2)
Dutch feature:
Always drunk and never sober
Bonny Lass of our Town
La Bouquette
La Maison du Bois
1:30-2:45 Quadrille from Jane Austen’s Day
Display- Le Quadrille
Quadrille Francais bits: La Josephine, La Napoléon, La Vinetta
Quadrille Francais 1
Lancers 1/ Strathy Lancers
3:15-4:30 Menuet de la Cour - the show dance of Jane Austen's Day

Grand Evening Ball
Dances drawn from daytime repertoire.

Sunday 17 April
11am-ish, Chess pit inCommonwealth Park-The 32 person Chess dance & other fun dances.
3:15-5:00pm Church Hall- ‘An Afternoon Assembly in the Regency manner’, Dancers choice, repeats and inventions to unplugged music.


15-17 April 2011
Jane Austen Festival Australia 2011

Friday 15 April
9:15-10:30 Dances from Jane Austen Movies
Hole in the Wall Emma TV& BJ
Jack's Maggot Emma TV
Jacob Hall’s Jig BJ-diff.tune
Juice of Barley Emma TV
Mr Beveridge's Maggot P&P TV & Emma movie
Mr Isaac's Maggot Emma TV
Tythe Pig P&P Movie
A Trip to Paris - Becoming Jane
A Trip to Highgate P&P TV
11:00-12:15 Cotillions from Jane Austen's Day
Le Jeu des quatre coins
La Folie ou la gout de siecle
La Mignonette
La Voltaire et la Franklein
1:30-2:45 Reels and other ‘late-evening’ party dances in Jane Austen's Day
The Cushion Dance
La Boulangère
Scotch Reel.
Sir Roger de Coverley
Soldier’s Joy
The Triumph
Macaroni
Downfall of Paris
School for Scandal
Butter’d Peas (1) and (2)
3:15-4:30 Group allemandes, minuets & waltzes in Jane Austen's Day
La Pouvoir de la Beauté
La Riswic – allemand hold.
Le Strassbourgeois (1)
Le Prince de Galles
Les Quatre Saisons
The Duke of Kent Waltz
La Triolet
Evening Dinner Dance
Dances drawn from daytime repertoire.

19 February 2011, 7:30-11:30 
Peacock Ball, 
St.John’s Church Hall, Reid 



Belfiore (15th Italian)
L’Esperence de Bourbon (15th French)
Eglamour (Gresley)
Esperans (Gresley)
Lebens Distonys (Gresley)
Prenes a gard (Gresley)
Allemande (Arbeau)
Branle de Haute Barrois
Branle de Poitou (Arbeau)
Gavotte (Arbeau)
Passo e mezo (Caroso)
Bellezze d’Olimpia (Caroso)
The Pavan (Arbeau)
Pavan d’Espagne (Arbeau)
The Longe Pavian (Inns of Court)
Pavan Matthei (Caroso)
Adsons Saraband (Playford)
Cobbler’ Jig (Playford)
The New Exchange (Playford)
Saraband (Playford)
Villanella (‘Il Papa’)
Shepheards Holyday (Playford)
Greenwood (Pattricke ms/Playford)