[SCA-Dance] looking for a few good dances to start our group

Alex Clark alexbclark at pennswoods.net
Sun May 11 18:43:59 EDT 2008

At 04:09 PM 5/8/2008 -0500, Tim McDaniel wrote:
> > & are there any others that are simple for beginners?
>I've always been fond of Half Hannigan for a warmup.
>- it's vigorous without being exhausting (if your music isn't too
>    long)
>- it's the prototypical English Country Dance, consisting of nothing
>    BUT doubling, siding, and arming

On the contrary, this does not make it a prototype. It is more like an 
eviscerated ECD.

>- it's a mixer, so it's good for "how do you do?" or a brief "hi,
>    Jane, long time no see!"

I advise against teaching this modern dance to beginners. Why should we 
make them crawl before they can walk? Let's teach historical dances to 
beginners instead.

Henry of Maldon/Alex Clark 

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