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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"
Whoever is the caller choses the dances. Requests welcomed.Most dances are Contra lines - mostly "improper"varies from very old to very new.The caller, working with the musicians, teaches a walk thru of a dance and tyhen prompts (calls). 
The Dances below are selected during our "Barn Dances" (Ceilidhs)Some of these dances are also contra. Formation
Style shown below.



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)
circle - mixer1700'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) mixer
1900's

9
Butterfly Dance
circle (LoD / trio)
1800's

10Soldier's Joy
contra-improper
1850's

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

12Circassian Circlecircle (mixer)
1700's


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

14Barn Dance (gavotte / march)
circle (LoD) mixer
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 - mixer
1700's


20Progressive Quadrille
contra-improper
1800's

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

23
La Va ("Varsouvienne") (Waltz/Mazurka)
circle (LoD) (partner)
1700's

24"Swedish Masquerade"
circle (LoD) (partner)
1800's


25St. Berbard's Waltz
circle (LoD) (partner)
1910


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) (partner)
1800's

 
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