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FThis 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 (leftmost button below the box. May be out of view, requiring scroll down.)
  • go to the page that has the dance you like (i.e., click on its link in the instructions index) 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 (bottom left of box – again, may need scroll down)

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

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A

Af

Am

Ap

Ba

Be

Bi

Bo

Br

Bu

Ca

Ch

Ci

Co

Cu

Da

De

Dear Abby *

Dear Papa and Dear Mama Ver 1 and 2 no instructions

December Waltz no music

De'il Take the Warr or De'il Take the Wars (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Delia

Designing Woman, The (Roodman: New Friends)

Designing Woman, Vn 2

Devilish Delight of Doctor Denard no music

Devils Dream

Devils Maggot

Devonshire House *

Di

Do

Dr

Du

Dublin Bay or We'll Wed and We'll Bed

Dudmason Hall

Dud's Reel

THE DUKE OF RUTLAND'S DELIGHT see The Collier's Daughter

Duke of Gloucesters March

Duke of Kents Waltz

Dunant House Waltz

Dunrobin Castle

Dunsmuir Waltz ?? add instrns

Duquoin Races no music

Durham Reel Tune: A Hundred Pipers. Chord + 5 x 16 bars)

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

Dutch Crossing

Dutch Diamond no music

Dutch Dollars

the Duchess Saraband The Duchess Saraband

E

El

Fa

Fe

Fl

Fo

Ga

Gi

Gr

Gu

Guardian Angels no music

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 or GIPSY HILL JIG no music

Ha

He

Hi

Ho

I

In

Ja

Je

Jo

K

Ki

La

Le

Li

Lo

Lu

Ma

Mar

Mas

Me

Mi

Mo

Mr

Mrs

Mu to My

Na to Ne

Ni

Nibs Goes West *

Nick's Maggot

Nightcap or Night Cap (Maggot Pie) 4cpls

Nightingale

The Night Piece or Night Peese or The Night-Peace or The shaking of the sheets 4cpls

Nina's Smile

Nine Tailors, The

Ninety Four South Street no music

Ninth of May, The *

No

O

On

Pa

Pe

Ph

Po ...

Pr

Q

Ra

Re

Ri

Ribbon Dance, The 5 or 6 couples

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

Rise and Run 4cpls no music

Ro ...

Ru

Sa

Sc

Se

Sh

Si

Sm to Sq

So

Softly Good Tummas

Softly Robin

Soldier's Joy triple check instructions

Solstice Snow ??instructions

Solution, The * 4cpls no music

Some Say the Devil's Dead (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Songs of the Harpist triple minor

Soulton Jigg no music

Southern Two Step

Southwind 4cpls

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

Spaniard,The

Spanish Jig

Spiced Cider no music

Sparkling Eyes

Speed the Plough

Splendid Shilling 3 cpls

Sprigs of Laurel

Spring The

Spring Blossoms

Spring Garden 4cpls

Square Line Special *

St

Su ...

Ta to Th

Ti to To

Tidemill, The

To Dance Divine

Tods Assembly no music

Tom Birchall 3cpl no music

Tom Pate Four Facing Four

Ton, The The Morning Rout? Mutual Love?

Topaz, The

Touchstone A triple minor

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 4 or 5 couples

Vivaldi in Paradise *

Volpony

Wa to We

Walpole Cottage * Sicilian Circle of Trios

Waterfall Waltz * Sicilian Circle

The Waters of Holland (First Version) Longways set for Three couples

The Waters of Holland (Second Version) Longways set for Three couples

Wa Is Me What Mun I Do

Wakefield Hunt Triple Minor

Walkaway *

Walk right back

Walpole Cottage Sicilian circle? M+2W

Waltham Abbey

Waltz Cotillion or Killarney Waltz no instructions no music

Waltzmaree Sequence Dance to Music

Waltz Country Dance Sicilian circle no music

Washington Quickstep Contra Dance no music

Waterfall Waltz Sicilian circle

Waters of Holland 3 couples

Waves of Tory 5 couples Scottish? Great ceilidh dance

Way to Norwich see Cuckolds all a row

We

Wh to Wi

Whalebones Scottish 4 couple set dance

WHAT'LL I DO? 3-couple

Whataly Barn *

When Laura Smiles

Whimbleton House

Whirligig

Whirle It About no music

Whirl A Jig tune by Charlene Thompson, dance by Loretta Holtz

Whirligig's Last Bow The Whirligigs&rsquo; Last Bow or Whirligigs&rsquo;s Maggot *

Whiskers triple minor no instructions

Whiskey Before Dinner *

WHISKEY JACK

White Joak 3 Co longset or triple

White Wheat 3 couples longways

Whitehall Minuet or White-Hall Minuett 4 cpl set?

Whitsun Holidays or The Parson in the Pease

Wi

Wo ...

WOLFY AT THE GATE Circle mixer

Wolverton Hall no music

Wood Duck circle mixer; 2 concentric circles

Wooden Shoes or Bartholomew Fair (Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, New York, 1730)

Woodicock/An Old Man is a Bed full of Bones (4.03) need work!

Woodlark

Woodlawn Park no music

Woodruff *

Woodstock Park

Wooing Mairi Three couple longways set

Wooly and Georgey

Would You Have A Young Virgin

Wrath of Sandy Four Couple Longways Set,

Wright's Butter'd Peas

Wright's Humour music?

Wrights of Lichfield, The * Longways for 3 couples

X

Y

Yakima Rim * 3cpls

Yellow Stockings

Young Man's Fancy (Maggot Pie) no instructions square form

Young Phillis of Wakefield

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

Young Widow Triple minor (or 3 Co long set)

Young Wisdom no music Portsmouth?

Z

Books

dance_instructions_index.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/27 03:41 by mar4uscha