The Chimes of Dunkirk Great Dances for Children - 2010 Edition by the New England Dancing Masters (Davis, Amidon, Amidon, Brass) is an indispensable tool for teaching folk dances to all ages.
This is the 2010 revision of New England Dancing Masters’ classic collection of 20 traditional dances for children. The editors have improved and updated the dance descriptions, and added several sections on teaching dance to children including tips on calling a dance and various strategies for choosing partners with children.
Included are simple longways dances, circle dances, square dances and contra dances. Ideas for teaching dance successfully in schools, a glossary of dance terms and transcriptions of the dance tunes are also included.
The CD recording features all the music needed to teach the dances. The revised CD includes three new recordings, not included on the original edition. Reels, jigs, polka and waltz are played dance length. The two square dances include singing calls on the recording.
Contents: Introductory chapters: Introduction, How the Music and Dances Fit Together, Dancing in the Classroom, Building Community Through Traditional Dance, Tips on Calling a Dance, Choosing Partners
Dances in longways sets: Chimes of Dunkirk, Alabama Gal, Durham Reel, The Sweets of May, Galopede, Virginia Reel, Foula Reel, Willow Tree
Circle dances: Heel &; Toe Polka, La Bastringue, Blaydon Races, Lucky 7
Sicilian circle dances: Hey Ho Diddley Dum, Haste to the Wedding, Dip for the Oyster
Square dances: Simple Square, Redwing
Contradances: Jefferson Reel, Haste to the Wedding, Broken Sixpence
Music on the CD: Chimes of Dunkirk, Alabama Gal, Sweets of May, Galopede, Galopede with special ending, Willow Tree, Heel &; Toe Polka, La Bastringue, Blaydon Races, Hey Ho Diddley Dum, Haste to the Wedding, Simple Square, Redwing, Jig Medley, Reel Medley, Waltz.