London Folk was the EFDSS national dance display team. Here, former members most probably in their 60s and 70s now, dance for the 2011 EFDSS National gathering at Cecil Sharp House. Nothing could contrast more with the USA dreamy, floaty, feet not leaving the floor view of English Country Dance. You will see: precision, energy, skipping, swinging, ranting, pas-de-bas, dancing/swinging around and stepping.
Database lists titles, authors and figures but does not contain calling instructions. Contained 20,043 dances entries as of 1 Aug 2021.
Jane Austen meets Jerry Garcia! A wild afternoon of elegant dances called by Melissa Running and lovely music played in ridiculous ways by Giant Robot Dance (Michael and Alex Ferguson, Aaron and Andrew Marcus, and Noah and Andrew VanNorstrand). Stately baroque piano combining with mind-blowing electric guitar and dueling trombones. Dancers satisfying their inner rock child while floating gracefully around the dance floor! The dance is Emperor of the Moon " (Andrew Shaw’s reconstruction) composed by Motley, from The Dancing-Master 8th ed. 1690.
John Sweeniey's excellent article about the dance term 'gypsy'
Dances from old editions of English Folk Dance & Song Society magazines
American dancing master, and ball-room prompter containing about five hundred dances including all the latest and most fashionable ... with elegant illustrations, and full explanation and every variety of the latest and most approved figures, and calls for the different changes, and rules on deportment and the toilet, and the etiquette of dancing
By Howe, Elias -- 1820-1895 and published in Boston, 1862
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