john.white at drexel.edu
Sun Jun 30 17:26:41 EDT 2013
I find Burgundian Bassedances to be both (relatively) easy and fun. Part of the fun, for me, comes
from doing it correctly - counting properly and ending when the music ends. I was taught many years
ago, and so have been doing the steps for quite a while, which helps some. It is still quite easy to
Though my teacher was quite accomplished, we always used the same music for the one dance we
constantly did which ended up giving us cues as to what was supposed to happen when. Still, the
particular dance we did, Thorin, was one of the long ones (51313), so having those cues helped to
learn the parts well. I have been able to move beyond that one piece and while I wouldn't want to
try one in a competition, I think I'm pretty good at the form.
If I ever get a practice back, I think I will make it a point to teach the form more often.
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