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This is the index page for dance instructions. Please add a link here as appropriate when you have posted a set of instructions. Note that pages in RED still need to be supplied. Others may still need work (it would be nice to have an amber link!??) There are names in grey boxes that MAY (or may not) be dances for which instructions are available. The tag '??rename' is to indicate that the link does not have the prefix 'ins_' which is desirable to allow us to count the dances.

Tags for finding special material

The following tags can be put in pages. Eventually I (JN) will try to establish some mechanisms for searching. In the meantime, they will serve to help people find music etc. for dances.

  • <GENRE: ….> where …. is one of Playford, English, contra, (please contact JN before adding other genres)
  • <MUSIC-SHEET:….> where …. is a reference to the sheet music (may be in this wiki in the Sheet Music section).
  • <MUSIC-DOWNLOAD:….> where …. is a link to the appropriate source, e.g., iTunes
  • <MUSIC-CD:….> where …. is a reference to the CD and track (may be in this wiki in ???). Please include track identifier.
  • <MUSIC-TAPE:….> where …. is a reference to the tape. Please include track identifier.
  • <MUSIC-LP:….> where …. is a reference to the (vinyl) recording. Please include track identifier.
  • <FORMATION: ….> where …. is the formation e.g., longways, round, square
  • <NUMBER: ….> where …. identifies number of couples or number of dancers
  • <VIDEO: ….> where …. is a link or reference to a video of the dance

A tool

While the template below is useful to show structure, Graham Thompson has created a tool to aid the formatting:

http://ottawaenglishdance.org/fmt/ecdFormatter.htm

Formatting dances

Dances generally are easiest to “line up” with the tags for the parts of the music (e.g., A1, A2, B1, B2, C) if you use a monospace (typewriter-like) font to maintain spacing. This is best done in a text editor (the most common in Windows is Notepad.)

Dokuwiki displays text that is bracketed by the tags <code> and </code> in a monospace font. This is likely the simplest way to present dance instruction blocks.

For formatting to index cards, see dance on card.

One of the easiest ways to submit a new dance is as follows:

  • find a dance that displays as you would like your dance displayed
  • make sure you are logged in – only logged in users can edit
  • in the dance instructions index, locate the alphabetic location where your dance will be placed
  • click the edit button below this section of the index
  • highlight the dance above or below where your dance will go, copy it (Ctrl-C), then paste (Ctrl-V) TWO times (once for the dance that is there, once for yours)
  • change the name of BOTH the instructions page (the first part of the index element in the brackets) and the name to be displayed for your dance (the second element)
  • Save the block
  • go to the page that has the dance you like and click the edit “button” (top one on the RHS of the material displayed)
  • highlight all the text in the dance. On many machines, Ctrl-A will do this.
  • copy the text (often Ctrl-C)
  • optionally, open a text editor (e.g., Notepad) and paste the text into it and save for future use.
  • return to the index and find your dance link (it should be red, meaning it does not yet exist)
  • click on the link. You should be told it does not exist. You can create it with the Edit/Create button, which is the top button on the RHS of the box.
  • paste the “old” dance instructions into the box
  • edit the text, using the existing formatting tags
  • Save

This sounds like a lot because the instructions here are rather detailed. Essentially we are copying a dance and then editing it.

A prototype tool for spacing

The following Perl script will add the spaces. It is executable in Linux and likely Mac command box, and possibly a Windows Command.com box, but may need to be run via

perl towikibox.pl file.txt
#!/usr/bin/perl
# towikibox.pl -- add spaces to beginning of text file to get boxes in Dokuwiki and Mediawiki
use strict;
my $infile = @ARGV[[0]];
print "towikibox on file $infile, result in $infile.box";

open (INFILE, $infile);
my $outfile = "$infile.box";
open (OUTFILE, ">$outfile");
my @all =<INFILE>;
close(INFILE);
foreach my $line (@all) {
        chomp $line;
        print OUTFILE "   $line\";
}
close(OUTFILE);
print "DONE!";

Note the list of English dance videos at http://lambertvillecountrydancers.org/videolist3.html

A

Af

Am

Ap

Ba

Be

Bi

Bo

Br

Bu

Ca

Ch

Ci

Co

Cu

Da

De

Di

Do

Dr

Du

E

El

Fa

Fe

Fo

Ga

Gr

Gu

Guidman of Ballangigh or Geud Man of Ballangigh (Gallangigh ????)

Guinea Pig (Come, Let's be Merry)

The Gun Fleet (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Gypsy Round

the Gypsy Hill Jig

Ha

He

Hi

Ho

I

Ja

Je

Jeds Reel

Jefferson's Reel

Jefferson and Liberty

Jenny, Come Play (Is this a corruption of next title?)

Jenny, Come Tye (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Jenny Pluck Pears

Jesucita en chihauahua

the Jim Morris-On The Jim Morris-On

Jo

K

La

Le

Li

Lo

Lu

Ma

Me

Mi

Mo

Mock Hobby Horse,The (lOth Ed. 1698)

Mock Match, The (Maggot Pie)

Moll Peatly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLPV9Y6wqeM

Money Musk

Monica's Delight (2 couple, Pat Shaw, written at age 13) Monica&rsquo;s Delight

Monieks Maggot This is a dance for 3 couples by Philippe Callens. The same tune was used in the movie Pride and Prejudice (2005) and is reconstructed at Pride and Pomposity below

Monks March with the Wanders

Moonfleet

Moonlight saunter

Moore Hall

Morcambe Bay Morecambe Bay

Morning Rout

Morpeth Rant

Mother Quoth Hodge (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Mount Hills

Mover and Shaker

Mr

Mrs

Mu to My

Na to Ne

Ni

Nibs Goes West

Nightcap or Night Cap (Maggot Pie)

Nightingale

The Night Piece or Night Peese or The Night-Peace or The shaking of the sheets

Nina's Smile

Ninety Four South Street

No

O

On

Pa

Pe

Ph

Po ...

Pr

Q

Ra

Re

Ri

Richmond Ball (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Rise and Run

Ribbon Dance, The

Ro ...

Ru

Sa

Sc

School for Scandal, A (1778) 6 x 32 Bars Tune: The New Fandango

Scotch Billy

Scotch Cap

Scotch Measure, The (Purcell's Dancing Master)

Scotch Morris

Se to Sh

Si

Sm to Sq

St

Su ...

Ta to Th

Ti to To

Tr ...

Trisk

U

V

Valentine's Day (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Vaughan's Ramble

??P?? Vermont Friends

Virgin of 15 Years (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Virginia Reel

Vivaldi in Paradise

Volpony

Wa to We

Wh to Wi

Wo ...

X

Y

yellow stockings

Young Man's Fancy (Maggot Pie)

Young Roger (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Young Widow

Z

dance_instructions_index.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/21 17:52 by nashjc