Dance Programs and Notes ’18

Here are Sharon Green’s descriptions of her two workshop topics:

  • The Legacy of Fried Herman:
    Thirty years ago at Pinewoods English Week I met Fried de Metz Herman. I was a beginner dancer; she . . . was a force of nature.
    Dragon lady or inspiring teacher? Fried had strong views about English country dancing, and dancers have had correspondingly strong views about her dances and her personality. In introducing you to some of her dances, I hope also to introduce you to a remarkable teacher and friend.
  • The Art of Reconstruction:
    A look at how modern choreographers re-imagine yesterday’s dances to delight dancers today. Set dances and longways dances from the great initial flowering of English country dance, as interpreted by reconstructors as diverse as Christine Helwig, Charles Bolton, and Andrew Shaw.


Below are the final dance programs for the weekend. A complete list from Sharon Green including sources may be downloaded.

Friday evening
The Drummer
Lyme Park
A Double Duet
January Girl
Cockle Shells
An Early Frost
A New Rigadoon
Doctor Bending’s Serpent
Sapphire Sea
Kneeland Romp
Newfound Home

Workshop 1: The Legacy of Fried Herman
Chocolate Round O
1 is One & All Alone
Winter Waltz
Jack & Genny

Workshop 2: The Art of Reconstruction
Up with Aily [Hare’s Maggot] (Cecil Sharp)
Bellamira (Charles Bolton}
The Pursuit [Epsom New Wells] (Pat Shaw)
Old Maid in Hopes (Andrew Shaw)
Wa’ Is Me (Christine Helwig)

Saturday Ball
The Minor Spaniard
Mount Hills
Westward Bound
Child’s Christmas in Berkeley
Winter Waltz
The Jolly Company
The Pugilist [Box Your Ears]
Little Sir Isaac
Saturday Triad
Softly Good Tummas
Sunlight through Draperies

Called by Sharon:
King of Poland
Scotch on the Rocks
Trip to Amsterdam
Bar A Bar
Called by Tammy and Mady:
Dublin Bay (Tammy)
Before the Light [Dawn] (Mady)
Smithy Hill (Tammy)
Set for Spring (Mady)
The Prince of Westborough [The Middle of Night] (Tammy)
Michedonia [Carpathian Tune] (Mady)