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Sharlene Penman (piano), visiting from New Zealand, is the band leader for the 2019 Tea Dance.
Our fiddlers are Sarah Stefanski and Jenny Evans, both local artists.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

7 April 2015 - New Haven - Kilts & Ghilllies Workshop

Mostly New Haven class dancers turned out, very few out of class dancers showed.

Dances taught:

Scottish Reform (32 J 2) - Bk 3 (local variation)
Chevy Chase (32 R 3) - B. Priddey
Dream Catcher (96 S 4)
Newburgh Jig (32 J 3) Bk 48
Rye Twist (32 R 5) Bk 48
Bow Fiddle Rock (32 J 3) Drewry
Miss Florence Adams (32 S 3) Bk 38

Scottish Reform dances is a much nicer dance when on bars 13-16 first couple half turn moving up, retain RHs and set. The published version is much confusion for no gain.

Chevy Chase - I like the dolphin flip between the reels.

Newburgh Jig - not worth it.

Rye Twist - definitely worth it!

Bow Fiddle Rock - deceptively simple and definitely worth the effort.

Miss Florence Adams - has an undeserved reputation as being hard. It was when it was first published. Set and link was new! So was Corners Pass and Turn. Put them together and people's minds went into overload. Now, 15 years later when we have all dance set and link and corners pass and turn many, many, times its a relative cinch. Worth it! Always was.

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