Friday, April 06, 2007


Tonight's dance at the Turner Elementary School was great! Ellen did a nice job organizing the event, and calling tonight's dances. Children and adults all had a good time.
Richard called a dance tonight too... he did a great job teaching a few new moves, and keeping everyone on task as they danced. It was fun watching him out on the dance floor, I think he had a good time, what do you think?
We had a lot of fun playing tunes. It takes some thought to put tunes together with particular dances. The goal is to use a tune that accentuates the dance moves, and that the dancers will then be able to really appreciate the music. There's a lot more to learn, but it's nice to have evenings like this where things seemed to flow well together.
Galopede is the name of a dance as well as the name of a tune... the tune can be found in the Fiddler's Fakebook and the New England Fiddler's Repertoire.

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