[SCA-Dance] Others Interested in Evolution of ECD

Niki janeeve2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 11 19:37:37 EDT 2008

Hi there,
  I have found a few essays and such, where people who don't necessarily identify themselves as SCAdians have traced the evolution of dance.  
  For example:
  Donnelly, Sean (n.d.) Trenchmore: An Irish Dance in Tudor and Stuart England? http://www.setdance.com/journal/trenchmore.html#f3
  However, I have not yet discovered a historian who has made this their particular focus.
  Anybody else?
  Lady Jane Milford

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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:04:37 -0600
From: Mary Railing 
Subject: [SCA-Dance] Evolution and dating of ECD
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About a month ago there was a tread on this list called "greetings and
question", which raised the issue of which Playford dances might be ok to
use in the SCA. The notion was put forward by several people that the set
dances in Playford are more likely to be closer to pre-1600, while the
longways progressive dances were more likely to be closer to 1651. Now, I
have subscribed to this theory for many years, but having been asked
further about how to document it, I realized that I cannot think of any
source outside the SCA that proposes something like this. I'm sure only
Scadians care whether something is pre- or post-1600, but I would think
some dance historians somewhere would be interested in the evolution or
English country dance. Are we really the *only* people who have noticed
this about the way country dance forms changed over time? Can anyone point
me to a non-SCA source that discusses this?



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