[SCA-Dance] Event: Northshield Dance Seminar

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Tue Apr 17 11:08:09 EDT 2007

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Alex Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
> At 04:02 PM 4/15/2007 -0500, Steven Bush wrote:
>> Half-Hannikin is one of the easiest dances from Playford's 1st
>> Edition -- but it's only half of Hannikin. The question is: what's
>> the other half? The dance has up and back, siding, and arming, so
>> clearly the missing half is the chorus. Hence the challenge: Give
>> us the Other Half of Hannikin.

The SCA dance urban legend I've heard is that "Half Hannikin" is from
"half hand again", referring to the (SCA?) version with 1.5 turns to
progress.  On the other hand, I've heard so many false folk
etymologies that I would bet against that being the origin.

> And just imagine the possible sequels:
> The Bride of Dargason.

The Dargason Strikes Back
Revenge of the Dargason
The Wrath of Dargason
Return from Beneath the Planet of Dargason

But Dargason is such a monotonous tune that I'd personally prefer not
to hear more reps.

Dannet de Linccolne
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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