[SCA-Dance] Dance at the SCA 50 Celebration
gwommy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 22:41:08 EDT 2015
The only thing that I can add to Darius' post is that at late night Pennsic dancing, I've replaced the musician's sheet music with different tunes for each repeat of the music and the 3 couples dancing had to do the verse and chorus for that tune.
For example, I'd have the musician play one repeat of the music for Black Nag, Stingo and Scotch Cap. The dancers would do doubles and the first chorus for Black Nag, siding and 2nd chorus for Stingo, and Arming and 3rd chorus for Scotch Cap. If continuing for a 4th tune, they'd start back at doubles and the first chorus of the new tune, etc.
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> On Aug 26, 2015, at 9:21 PM, David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yup, something like it has been done.
> At KWDS in Seattle I believe, the musicians did it as a dancer challenge.
> But they did have us form up into 2 couple sets, for one of the "suites".
> The funny thing was that they played one tune, that in their region was
> used for a 2 couple dance, but in my region, it had its own dance that
> required 3 couples. No one knew the 2 couple version, so I ran and grabbed
> a couple from another set, and started dancing the real dance (the one with
> the same name as the tune). I think the musicians were rather confused. :)
> I've also run my Hour of Dance, which is an hour of dancing, with just the
> pauses between tracks on an mp3 player. But for that, I do tend to tell
> people which formation to switch to in those few seconds.
> I've been finding that, while in theory you could just put on music and let
> people either figure out the dance, or improvise another one, you either
> need them to be well known enough, or to have the same formation, or
> another option would be if messing up dances on purpose (like Rufty Tufty
> to Washerwoman's Bransle, for example), if you give just a few minutes to
> plan before the music starts, the dancers can come up with some neat
> variations. (I've been wanting to run a dance class / fun hour session of
> Oh, and one other example, is Margaret Raynsford once did a class where she
> spliced together the verses and choruses of 9 ECDs, so we danced 1 ECD
> dance for about 30 minutes, with 27 verses and choruses. :) That was fun!
>> On 26 August 2015 at 20:14, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 26 Aug 2015, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
>>> Has anyone ever done a contest where a bunch of dancers are strewn
>>> about the floor, music starts playing, and they have to, on their own,
>>> recognize the dance, form sets, and start dancing?
>> Maybe that's what "Name that (Dance) Tune" means? If so, I guess I
>> just failed at "Name that 'Name that (Dance) Tune'".
>> Danihel de Lindecolina
>> Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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