Listen to the Mockingbird (Book/CD)



More Great Dances for Children, Schools & Communities by the New England Dancing Masters

A collection of 24 more dances that have been time-tested in classrooms and at community dances.

Includes longways dances, circle dances, square dances and contra dances. New chapters on teaching dance in the classroom, building a sense of community, choosing partners, tips on calling and creating new dances with children. Glossary, tune transcriptions, and combined index for Chimes and Mockingbird also included.

CD recording features some of New England’s finest dance musicians playing all the music needed to teach the dances. Reels, jigs, polka and waltz are played dance length. Four square dances include singing calls on the recording.


Introduction: How the Music & Dances Fit Together, Dancing in the Classroom, Building Community Through Traditional Dance

Dances in longways sets: Jubilee Rag, Kindergarten Reel, The Flying Scotsman, Polka Poussette, Le Brandy (Un, Deux, Trois, Poussez), Sir Roger de Coverly, The Bridge of Athlone, The Boston Tea Party

Circle dances: Circassian Circle Mixer, Les Saluts, The Vowel Dance, Larry’s Mixer

Sicilian circle dances: Mariposa, Roddy McCorley, Zom Out

Square dances: Listen to the Mockingbird, Ocean Wave, First Night Quadrille, Butterfly Whirl, Sheehan’s Reel, Shoot the Owl

Contra dances: A-rovin’, Ellen’s Green Jig, Aw Shucks

Other chapters: Selection of Dance Tunes (melodies on the G clef staff with chord symbols), More Thoughts on Choosing Partners, Tips on Calling a Dance, Creating New Dances With Children, Glossary, Other Resources, Combined Dance & Tune Index (for Chimes of Dunkirk and Listen to the Mockingbird).


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