Michael Barraclough (1949 - ), a UK dance caller, choreographer, and reconstructor, has produced 2 books of dances that he has written
- “COUNTRY BUMPKIN” & OTHER ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES (containing 28 dances of diverse formations including 7 mixers)
- “RHONDA’S ROMANCE” & OTHER MODERN CONTRA DANCES (containing 21 Contras, 1 Triplet, 1 Circle Mixer, and 2 Mescolanzes)
Michael has made these available to everyone for free (under the Creative Commons license). You can download the dances: on a book-by-book basis; as a single download of all the original dances; as a single download of all the interpretations; as well as each dance individually. A major benefit of using this site is that each of Michael's dances has been tagged with information about its formation, progression, and other features such as whether it is a mixer, naturally gender-free, etc.
You do not need to be logged in as a registered user to download individual dances. These can be accessed through the menu system.
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