BCD 2024 Dance Programs

Friday, January 5, 2024 

Teachers: Martha Kent (first half), Val Medve (second half)
Musicians: Peter Macfarlane (violin), Aaron Marcus (piano), Sarah Babbitt Spaeth (viola, violin)

    1. Trip to Woodstock (4/4, C) (Video link)
    2. Knives and Forks (3/2, G) (Video link)
    3. The Astonished Archaeologist, 3 cpl set (2/4, A) (Video link)
    4. Portsmouth (2/2, G) (Video link)
    5. Dublin Bay (6/8, Cm) (Video link)

*** BREAK ***

    1. The Dancing Wife (4/4, Am) (Video link)
    2. Never Love Thee More (6/8, G) (Video link)
    3. Jack’s Maggot (2/2, D) (Video link)
    4. Well Hall (3/2, F) (Video link)
    5. Jack’s Health (6/8, Am) (Video link)

Friday, January 19, 2024 

Teachers: Martha Kent (first half), Barrett Grimm (second half)
Musicians: Will Patton (tenor guitar), Susan Reid (violin), Linda Young (harp)

    1. Faithless Nancy Dawson (4/4, D) (Video link)
    2. Easter Thursday (3/2, Dm) (Video link)
    3. A Dance for Mars, 3 cpl set (6/8, G/Em) (Video link)
    4. Sunlight Through Draperies (3/4, D) (Video link)
    5. The Dancing Wife (4/4, Am) (Video link)

*** BREAK ***

    1. The Archer (4/4, G) (Video link)
    2. Take a Dance (6/8, Bm) (Video link)
    3. Well Done Jack (2/4, A) (Video link)
    4. Rafe’s Waltz (3/4, Gm) (Video link)
    5. Mount Hills (2/2, D) (Video link)

Friday, February 2, 2024 

Teacher: Martha Kent
Musicians: Larks in the Attic (Pam Bockes – guitar, Susan Reid – violin, Linda Young – harp)

    1. Geud Man of Ballangigh (6/8, A) (Video link)
    2. Trip to Provence (3/4, F) (Video link)
    3. Kaynor’s Charms (2/4, D) (No video)
    4. Bloomsberry Market, 3 cpl set (4/4, G) (Video link)
    5. Off She Goes (6/8, D) (No video)

*** BREAK ***

    1. Mr. Isaac’s Maggot (3/2, C) (Video link)
    2. Shrewsbury Lasses, 3 cpl set (2/2, D) (Video link)
    3. Moonflower (3/4, G/D) (Video link)
    4. Dancing Across the Atlantic (6/8, Am) (Video link)

Friday, February 23, 2024 

Teachers: Val Medve (first half), Barrett Grimm (second half)
Musicians: Aaron Marcus (piano), Laura Markowitz (violin), Will Patton (mandolin), Ana Ruesink (viola)

    1. Fourpence Ha’Penny Farthing (6/8, Gm) (Video link – dance starts at 20 seconds)
    2. Elizabeth (3/4, G) (Video link)
    3. Handel with Care, 2 cpl set (2/2, D) (Video link), (Video link)
    4. News from Tripoli (3/2, Bb) (Video link)
    5. Cottonwood (6/8, Am) (Video link), (Video link)

*** BREAK ***

    1. Haymakers (4/4, Am) (Video link)
    2. Elizabeth’s Fancy (3/4, D) No video
    3. The Turning of the World (2/4, G) No video
    4. Well Hall (3/2, F) (Video link)
    5. The Hop Ground (6/8, D) (Video link)

Friday, March 1, 2024

Tropical Dance Party
Teachers: Martha Kent (first half), Barrett Grimm (second half)
Musicians: Peter Macfarlane (violin) & Aaron Marcus (piano)

    1. Cockle Shells (2/2, Dm) (Video link)
    2. Sun Assembly (2/4, A) (Video link)
    3. Beach Spring, 4 couple set (3/2, D) (Video link)
    4. Well Hall (3/2, F) (Video link)
    5. Jack’s Maggot (2/2, D) (Video link)

*** BREAK ***

    1. Jamaica (2/2, F – played ABAB) (Video link) we’ll dance this a little differently
    2. Sapphire Sea (2/2, F) (Video link)
    3. Gene’s Tambourine, circle mixer (2/2, Dm) No video
    4. Turn of the Tide (3/4, G) (Video link)
    5. Mendocino Redwood (6/8, Dm) (Video link)
  1. EXTRA: The Bonny Cuckoo, 4 couple set (3/4, D) (Video link)


Friday, March 15, 2024

Teachers: Martha Kent (first half), Barrett Grimm (second half)
Musicians: Peter Macfarlane (violin) & Aaron Marcus (piano), Sarah Babbitt Spaeth (viola, violin)

    1. Tambourine Dance (2/2, G) (Video link)
    2. Siege of Limerick (3/2, Dm) (Video link)
    3. Eastbourne Rover, 3 cpl set (6/8, Am) (Video link)
    4. The Irish Howle (4/4, G) (Video link)
    5. Well Donne (6/8, D) (Video link)

*** BREAK ***

    1. The Comical Fellow (6/8, D) (Video link)
    2. Winter Waltz (3/4, Em) (Video link) OR Gavin’s Fancy (3/4, Am) (Video link)
    3. Abigail’s Whimsy (4/4, Gm) No video
    4. Anniversary Dance (3/4, C) (Video link), dance starts at 56:42
    5. Auretti’s Dutch Skipper (6/8, Bb) (Video link)