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Listen to the Mockingbird



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Listen to the Mockingbird
More Great Dances for Children, Schools and Communities
By New England Dancing Masters (Davis, Amidon, Brass)
Book and CD
64 pages

Collection of 23 great dances including longways sets, circle, Sicilian circle, square, and contra-dances. Includes tips on selecting dance tunes, calling a dance, and creating new dances. CD has dances played by some of New England's finest dance musicians. The tune medleys on this recording can be used with dances in the earlier book, Chimes of Dunkirk (item 839920, available separately), and vice versa.

Only the square dances have calls on the recording - the rest is music only. These dances are accessible to young people as well as to adults with little or no dance experience. The dances are done with an easy-going walking step that follows the beat of the music; other steps are skipping and sashaying.

For all ages. 

Introduction: How the Music & Dances Fit Together, Dancing in the Classroom, Building Community Through Traditional Dance    

Dances in longways sets: Jubilee Rag, Kindergarten Reel, The Flying Scotsman, Polka Poussette, Le Brandy (Un, Deux, Trois, Poussez), Sir Roger de Coverly, The Bridge of Athlone, The Boston Tea Party    

Circle dances: Circassian Circle Mixer, Les Saluts, The Vowel Dance, Larry's Mixer    

Sicilian circle dances: Mariposa, Roddy McCorley, Zom Out    

Square dances: Listen to the Mockingbird, Ocean Wave, First Night Quadrille, Butterfly Whirl, Sheehan's Reel, Shoot the Owl    

Contra dances: A-rovin', Ellen's Green Jig, Aw Shucks  

Other chapters: Selection of Dance Tunes (melodies on the G clef staff with chord symbols), More Thoughts on Choosing Partners, Tips on Calling a Dance, Creating New Dances With Children, Glossary, Other Resources, Combined Dance & Tune Index (for Chimes of Dunkirk and Listen to the Mockingbird).


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Ashley P on Jun 13, 2014
I will use this CD and instructions to teach folk dances to my students.
Cathy B on Sep 14, 2012
Excellent dance selections. The kids love it and learn many dance steps and configurations.
Shari O on May 7, 2013
Would like to start calling dances. The Chimes of Dunkirk was a great book and CD.
Louise A on Sep 8, 2012

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