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ESSAYS  ABOUT  DANCE

We have just created a video DVD entitled DANCING CONTRAS
A 30 min. introduction to contra dancing that explains the structure and teaches the basic moves.  It's a great way to explain this dance form to newcomers and to friends (who never could understand exactly what it is that you do!)      Click for more info.

Introduction to Essays
 

Callers workshop for Halsway Manor June 2006

2008 7 essays inspired by "Weekend Whirligig"
2006 Analysis of a Bad Contra 2006 The Pleasure of Getting it Wrong
2006 To Clap or Not to Clap 2006 A Lovely Dance Community
2006 A Controversial Contra Dance 2006 Why Contras are “Different”
2006 “Practice, and practice, and practice”
2006 Changing Partners: England & America
Why I Love Contras Contras & Ceilidhs in England
Attention Without Intention Dancing in America for Brits
Couples Dancing Explaining American Contras to Brits
Contra Metaphors Brits & Contras
Contras Reflect Society 2002  2 Countries divided by a Common Language
Dance Gypsy 2003  Contra Style workshop - Eastbourne IFDF 2003
Dance Across the U.S.A. Chippenham Folk Festival
Dancing as a Woman Sidmouth Folk Festival
Seeing Yourself
Fear of Looking Foolish Prepare to Call an Evening Dance
How You See a Situation 2003  How great callers prepare
Mad Dancers Letter to a Caller
The Two Connies Love-Hate Calling
Married Men Master Teacher
Gender Balance
2003 Gender Free Dancing Where do Contras Come From?
Dancing in Gym Class Proper & Improper Contras
Deciding to Choose Happiness Becket Formation
Contra Dancers & Squares
Trials of Dance Camp Organizers ECD & Contras, A Comparison
2003 Organizing Dance Weekends Irish Set Dancing
2003 Scottish Country Dancing
Brasstown 1996 - radio talks  
Brasstown 1991? 2003 What is a contra Dance?  (written by Jacqui)
   

1999                 Between the Bays Dance Camp                2000

Swing your partner! - 1999

Clogging to Belshazzar's - 2000

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