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country dance

a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets and perform a series of movements, esp facing one another in a line
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The entertainment will consist of Morris Dancing, Country Dances on the Lawn, & Devonshire folk songs sung in costume by Miss Gage Goodfellow's Company from Plymouth, who have kindly volunteered their help [...] The success of the entertainment will be due to the weather.
Barnard College contributes the jazzy Eight Jelly Rolls, and Hunter College completes the program with Country Dances. Call The Joyce box office at 212-242-0800.
SULLIVAN'S Hotel in Gort launches a new series of Thursday night Country dances tonight when Patrick Feeney and his band take the stage.
Looking today at all these bourgeois city-folk teaching and dancing folk dances, and in the case of the English Country Dances, doing reels, jigs and longways set dances with indeterminate, varied and multiple historical origins among villagers and gentry (but increasingly including dances written in the present "in the historical tradition"), I wondered who they thought they were imitating in 'doing it right.' And what was the attraction of this village or country dance to these urban professionals?
Her role as accompanist has also caused parallels to be drawn between Anne Elliot and Jane Austen, who wrote to her sister Cassandra that she would "practise country dances, that we may have some amusement for our nephews & neices, when we have the pleasure of their company" (27-28 December 1808).
Deja viewed, it recalled those endless afternoons at the International Eisteddfod when Middle European bureaucrats in peasant costumes no peasant could afford dance simple country dances of such complexity as to tax Nureyev.
Company C Contemporary Ballet, based in San Francisco, has performed the jazzy, humorous Eight Jelly Rolls (1971) and the playful Country Dances (1976).
The survey of the almain as a dance form is in support of his proposal that the almains were 'pre-Playford country dances'.
Though relationships between characters are confusing in the earlier crowd sequences, the gaiety of a community festival is charmingly conveyed by a combination of Renaissance-era country dances and general tomfoolery.
There are also odd gaps in the work, particularly in the hunting scene, where the Countess, the Prince's supposed paramour, is not defined; the court and country dances are muddled; and the charming gavotte, led by the Prince and the Countess, is for some reason omitted.
We clung to the old American country dances because they were typically American and provided much greater opportunity for this social training than the modern dances." Ford met them on a trip to Massachusetts and was delighted to find another man with strong convictions about the role that old-fashioned dances could play in instilling manners in young people.