Mormon Pioneer Dances: 31 Authentic Dances of the Early Saints [with DVD]

Mormon Pioneer Dances: 31 Authentic Dances of the Early Saints [with DVD]

by Laraine Miner

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Dance along with the pioneers! Re-create authentic pioneer dances with your friends or church group using this easy-to-understand book and DVD set! Packed with information on performing each step, dressing in historical costumes, and adapting the dances for our day, this is an invaluable resource for dancers and pioneer enthusiasts alike!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462120499
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Religious, Cultural, and Historical Background of Mormon Pioneer Dances 3

Part 2 Ten Dances for Trek Reenactments, Family Reunions, and Community Celebrations 27

The Grand March 27

The Virginia Reel 32

Haste to the Wedding 37

Oslo Waltz 40

Spanish Waltz (Over the Waves) 43

Danish Slide-Off 46

Oak City Quadrille 49

Heel-Toe Polka 56

The Patty Cake Polka 58

Five Children's Song Dances

Oh! Susanna! 63

Somebody's Waiting 66

Pop Goes the Weasel 69

Gift to Be Simple 72

All Good Children 74

More Challenging Dances

The Money Musk 77

The Tempest 80

Danish Waltz 83

Opera Reel 86

Ninepin Quadrille (Tucker Quadrille) 88

Den Toppede Høne (The Crested Hen) 92

Old Dan Tucker 94

Miss McLeod's Reel 97

Fisher's Hornpipe 99

Sir Roger de Coverley 102

Twin Sisters 106

The Scotch Reel 108

French Four 111

Archival Dances

Marlbrouk Cotillion 119

The Caledonian Quadrille 123

Plain Quadrille 128

Appendix A Fiddling and Dancing unto the Lord 135

Appendix B Mormon Pioneer Era Clothing for the Dance 145

Glossary 159

Resources 169

Author 177

Online Content 179

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