[SCA-Dance] "Drive the Cold Winter Away"

White,John john.white at drexel.edu
Wed Feb 18 21:09:52 EST 2015

When I grow up, I want to be John Garden!!!

        \\Dafydd C (who will never actually have the breadth of knowledge JG has ...)
From: Garden, John (DPS) 

Just an aside to Dayfdd's aside, Hole in the Wall (in Dancing Master editions from 1695 to 1728) is indeed a good example of how new steps and rhythms came into vogue (and this fault line for change of fashion falls pretty clearly in those dance manuals around the mid 1670s-though with lots of exceptions each side) and mentioning the minuet step in connection with that dance is a good antidote to the belief you need to do the dance with slow walking steps, but I might suggest that the minuet step (in any of its possible forms- as there were several different patterns that could be deployed at will - was only one of the possible steps with which it might have been enjoyed and not necessarily the main possibility. {...}

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