Here is a list of the different folk dances that you experienced at our Saturday workshop. Thank you all for coming and making a great morning of professional development.
“The Tree Song”- Down in the Valley– The New England Dancing Masters
“Old Brass Wagon”- Down in the Valley– The New England Dancing Masters
“The Broom Dance”- You can use any reel or jig for this dance. On Saturday, Sarah used track 12 from Chimes of Dunkirk– New England Dancing Masters. Making a longways set, pick one child to sit at the top of the set holding a broom or a mallet or such. The first child in each line sits on either side of the broom holder. The child with the broom hands it to one of the children and then sashays down the alley to the end of the set. The child who now holds the broom moves to the middle seat, and the process begins again.
“Chimes of Dunkirk”- Chimes of Dunkirk– New England Dancing Masters
Demonstration of Casting In- The dance was created on the spot and what Sarah decided to do was a right hand star, a left hand star, and cast in. And jig or reel can be used. She used track 13 from the Chimes of Dunkirk book. If you would like to use a traditional dance with your students that includes this figure try the “Jubilee Rag”- Listen to the Mockingbird– New England Dancing Masters
“Kinderpolka”- Step Lively
“Simple Square”- Chimes of Dunkirk– New England Dancing Masters