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Contra Dancing
NAME OF DANCE
Comment
approx.
 date
Sample(s)

1
"CALLED" Contra Dance.
These are our most common dance at "Contra Dances"
Caller's Choice(s)
contra lines - mostly "improper"
varies

The Dances below are selected during our "Barn Dances" (Ceilidhs)


2Sir Roger de Coverley contra-proper1651

3
Haymaker's Jig
contra-proper
1700's

4Virginia Reel
contra-proper
1700's


5Waltz Country Dance 1
(ceilidh-style in a large circle)
circle1700's

6Waltz Country Dance 2 (a rare contra waltz in long line)
contra-improper
1700's


7Dashing White Sergeant
circle (trio)
1700's


8Brittania Two-step
circle (LoD duo /trio)
1900's

9
Butterfly Dance
circle LoD (trio)
1800's

10Soldier's Joy
contra-improper
1850's

11Military Two Step
circle LoD (duo)
1700's

12Circassian Circlecircle
1700's


13Anniversary Two-step (march)circle ("bent contra")
1900's

14Barn Dance (gavotte / march)
circle (LoD)
1800's

15La Russe
quadrille (square)
1800's


16Cumberland Sqaure Eight
quadrille (square)
1800's

17Line of Four
contra-improper
1800's

18Chaos
contra-improper
1800's

19La Bastringuecircle
1700's


20Progressive Quadrille
contra-improper
1800's

21Waves of Tory
contra-proper
1700's
video
22Gay Gordons
circle (LoD)
1900's

23
La Va ("Varsouvienne") (Waltz/Mazurka)
circle (LoD)
circle (LoD)



anticipated future dances . . .(not yet taught)



The Lancers (5th Figure)
quadrille (square)
1800's
video (all 5)

Waltz Cotillion
quadrille (square)
1800's



Windmill Quadrille
quadrille (square)
1800's



Eightsome Reel
quadrille (square)
1800's


Polka
circle (LoD)
1800's


"Swedish Masquerade"
circle (LoD)
1800's 

 
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