Erik Hoffman     

Old Time Music and Dance

From my book, Old-Time Dance Calling for Weddings, Parties, and One-Night Stands.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
First: A Couple of Rules
Expectations
Diving In
Pre-Dance Connecting
The Contract
On To The Gig
A Dance Program:
    The First Dance
     The (Simple) Virginia Reel
     Old Time Square Dance Figures
     Blobs/OXO
     The Waltz
     The (Simple) Family Waltz
     Zodiac – Singing Games
     Sasha
     Simple Squares
     Grapevine Twist
     Texas Star
     Some Simple Contras
     Jefferson and Liberty
     Made Up Tonight (which is no longer true)
     Making Up Dances
     Baba Yaga's Maggot
     Adapting Dances
Take Charge by Honoring the Participants, or Have Tricks up your Sleeve
An Annotated Bibliography

From the book, The Introduction:


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