We had great fun this past weekend.  There were 46 dancers, some from as far away as California.  Below is a list of dances done for the various workshops.  Thanks are due to Gene Murrow for his excellent teaching, and for Amarillis Augmented (Allison Thompson, Maro Avakian and Donna Isaac with Sue Pella) for their inspiring music.

Dance Event: Pitt’s Maggot – Ball Prep in Style

“A selection of familiar, beautiful and even dorky dances will allow us to focus and spend time on elements of style and good technique.  We’ll also review some of the dances on the Ball program to minimize teaching time at the Ball”

Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Indian Queen
Black Nag
Mr. Isaac’s Maggot
Dancing Across the Atlantic
Corelli’s Maggot
Bonny Cuckoo
Fast Packet
Braes of Dornoch
The Bishop


Dance Event: Pitt’s Maggot – Sat Ball

“An English Country Dance Ball”

Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mendocino Redwood
Sun Assembly
Candles in the Dark
Braes of Dornoch
Hazelfern Place
East Indian
Dancing Across the Atlantic
Bonny Cuckoo
Long Odds
Mr. Isaac’s Maggot

Escort to Leicester
Rafe’s Waltz


Dance Event: Pitt’s Maggot – Dancing in Threes

“Unique among the countries of the British Isles, England’s social/folk dance tradition embraces music beyond the typical duple-time reels, jigs, hornpipes, and strathspeys found in the Irish, Welsh, and Scottish repertoires.  Many of the most beautiful and interesting English country dances are in “triple time,” meaning that the music and choreography demand a fundamental unit of movement of 3 steps, rather than the usual 2.  We’ll explore the distinct varieties of triple-time music used in English country dance and how to move gracefully to each: the 17th-century hornpipe, minuet, slip jig, waltz, and modern triple meters like the swing waltz.”

Date & Time: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Duke of Kent’s Waltz
Randolph Farewell
Hole in the Wall
Peter and Peggy
Round About our Coal Fire
Potter’s Wheel
When Laura Smiles


Dance Event: Pitt’s Maggot – Celebrating Community

“Many English dances from the 17th century to the present have been composed to celebrate someone in the dance or larger social community.  We’ll enjoy some of the best of these, and celebrate the people they honor.”
Date & Time: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Autumn in Amherst

General Grooviness of the Universe

Beechen Groves New Hall
Well Done Jack
Star of Kintra
Turn of the Tide
Wrights of Lichfield






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