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2014

Newcomers Welcome Party

Saturday 15 March 2014,  7-11pm, All Saints Hall, Ainslie.


Perigodine

Black Dance

Potluck Welcome (Lost Dances, Village)

L’Augustin (1)

Hightland Laddie (1) (as a country dance)

Highland Laddie (3) as a Mescolane

Joan’s Plackett (2a)

Attempt (as an Ecossais)

The Moscovian Quadrilles (5 figures)

The Devil’s Mill (Lost Dances, summer)

Mr Chiver’s Fancy (as a Spanish dance)

Pantalon (2) (as a Swedish dance)

Russian Dance (1) (as a country dance)

Mr Blasis New set of Quadrilles (5 figures)

La Grande Polonaise

Tyrolese and Mr Chivers (as a medley country dance)

College Hornpipe



Baroque Valentine’s Ball

Sat. 15 February 2014,  7-11pm, All Saints Hall, Ainslie.


This dance program, in the names of its participatory dances, tells a story—punctuated by displays of Ballets published in the 17th or early 18th century.


Display: ‘Brando di Cales’

There were two young men, Young Sir John and Hobbs, and they were both happy and available:

‘Yellow Stockings’

There were two happy young women who were happy and available, Kate and Jenny:

‘Sweet Kate’

‘Jenny Plucked Pairs’

Display: ‘Celeste Giglio’

They all lived on the estate of Lord Byron, who put on a ball:

‘My Lord Byron’s Maggot’ (2)

There was much competition between the young men for the attention of the young women:

‘Lightly Love’

John and Hobbs met Jenny and Kate, and a good friendship blossomed:

‘La Bonne Amitié’


Display: ‘Bizzaria d’Amore / La Battaglia / Bianco Fiore’


The friends had inadvertently strayed into:

‘Cupid’s Garden’

Cupid spied them and took up his bow and arrow:

‘Draw Cupid draw’

Cupid fired half a dozen shots and the consequences became very complicated:

‘Maid in the Moon’

Display: ‘Contradance Nouvelle-Lorin’

Along came:

‘Valentine’s Day’

All four friends had sent anonymous letters and were hoping for:

‘Lover’s Luck’

All the letters went astray and the men started wondering if they’d be consoling themselves:

‘Love and a Bottle’


SUPPER and Display: ‘Mr Caverley’s minuet’


The men thought they’d been rejected and couldn’t stop thinking of their Valentine:

‘Maiden Fair / Once I loved a maiden fair’

The original four messages finally found their way through that great mail room that is the:

‘Galerie d’Amore’

and all witnessed:

‘Love’s Triumph’

Display: ‘Aimable Vanqueur’

Two weddings were held on successive weekend, first:

‘Young Sir John/Happy Bride’

and then:

‘Hobbs Wedding’

A wonderful time was had by all:

‘We’ll wed and we’ll bed’

Who had fallen for who, who Cupid had struck and who married who, I’ll not say, but they all lived happily ever after.



Twelfth Night Revel

Sunday 5 January 2013, 5:00-9:45pm All Saints Church Hall, Cowper/Bonney St., Ainslie.


I: 1450-1550

Anello

La Bassa de Castille/Spayñ

Chastelana

Colonnese

Ingrata

Lioncello vechio (for two)

Malgratiosa ~

Northumberland

Temperans

Verçepe


II: 1550-1600

Allegrezza d’Amore

Allemande (1)

Bellezze d’Olimpia

Fedeltà

Furioso (1)

Pavan Matthei


III: 1600-1650

La Caccia d’Amore (2)

The Old Measures

Graies Inne Maske (1)

The Gypsies (1)

Jack Pudding ~


IV: 1600-1650

Punk’s Delight





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