[SCA-Dance] A question about setting up a ball

Catherine Dean catherinedean at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 18:35:38 EDT 2007

Don't forget, though, that you need to allow time between dances for the
dancers to thank their parner, find another, and get set up again.  I would
allow 2 minutes minimum for this, more if you're planning to do a "talk
through" to make sure everyone is comfortable with the dance.

I would think you'd be looking at sets of five dances or so.

Best of luck!


On 10/12/07, White, John <john.white at drexel.edu> wrote:
> >From:  Lori
> >
> >
> > Any suggestions on how many dances to put on a set when there
> >is no teaching between dances to make the set 25 to 30 minutes?
> >
> >Gytha Oggsdottir
> You've got the perfect measure right there - if you've got the tunes
> in a form to put them on CD already, just check out how long they are
> and arrange them appropriately, with a few minutes between for the
> sets to change up.
> The real problem with "ballpark" figures is that dances vary wildly
> in length.  Your average ECD is about 2 to 3 minutes, whereas you
> could do a bransle for 5.  A nice long round of Petit Vriens could take
> 4 minutes, while Anello might be 2.
> But as I said, since you're using recorded music, you know exactly
> how long each  dance is, so there goes the guess work!
>           \\Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
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