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Step Lively 2: Canadian Dance Favorites

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Step Lively 2
Canadian Dance Favourites
By Marian Rose
Spiral-bound Book and CD
51 pages

Traditional Canadian dances that fall into 3 rough categories: Prairie Wedding Dance (from small towns in Canada, especially the prairies); Traditions (dances that have been around a long time - from the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the Yukon); and Creations, Variations, & Local Favorites (all based on traditional figures, have a history of popularity in Canada, and are fine, fun dances to present in a school or community).

Each dance has suggested grade levels; many of the dance tunes have the melody line (with chord symbols) notated. Includes CD of dance music featuring fiddle, accordion, bass, piano, and more.

For all ages (grade 1 to adult). 

Contents:
Introduction; Music & the Musicians; Glossary (dance terms); Dance Formations.   

Prairie Wedding Dance: The Polka , Polka Mixer (grade 2 & up), The Butterfly (grade 1 & up), Schottische (grade 2 & up), Heel Toe Away We Go (grade 2 & up), French Minuet (grade 4 & up).   

Traditions: La Bastringue (grade 3 & up), Les Saluts (grade 4 & up), La Plongeuse de l'Ouest (grade 4 & up), The Duck Dance (grade 4 & up), Reel du Castor (Beaver Reel; grade 3 & up), Brandy (grade 4 & up), Rump Bump #3 (grade 2 & up), Long Potato (grade 5 & up), Canadian Barn Dance (grade 3 & up), Maple Leaf Stomp (grade 3 & up), Do Si Do Reel (grade 2 & up).   

Creations, Variations, & Local Favorites: Traffic Jam (K & up), John Kanakanaka (grades 1-4), Coke the Floor (grade 4 & up), Czernobily (grade 4 & up), Sashay for Your Life (grade 4 & up), Kootenay Wobbler (grade 4 & up), Joys of Port McNeill (grade 4 & up), Spring in Duncan (grade 4 & up), Ruth in the Willow Tree (grade 4 & up), Grandmother's Cabinet (grade 4 & up), Pride & Joy Polka (grade 5 & up), My Bonnie (grades 1-6, & adults), 50-50 Waltz (grade 4 & up).   

Tips for Teachers; Bibliography; Sources.

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