English Country Dance Choreographies

After years of English country dancing—since I was 8 years old—I’ve only recently begun choreographing or composing my own English dances. I love it! It’s such a fun combination of movement, interaction, musical expression, and puzzle solving. I was very prolific before the Coronavirus came in and shut everything down, creating new choreographies and sending them out into the world. They were already starting to be danced in dance halls across the country, and the feedback on them has been wonderful so far. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to get back to dancing in person again soon, and I’ll have even more new choreographies for you to try yourself. 🙂

Here are my choreographies so far:

Inklings Romp

Inklings Romp was written for my two youngest kittens, siblings Dash and Violet (aka: the Inklings), and their interactions with their new siblings, Arya and Leeloo. The setting step represents the Inklings romping. The tune is It Rains by Dogs and Cats, by David Wiesler. Choreographed May 2018.

Dash (left) and Violet
Click to read the instructions for Inklings Romp.
Arya and Leeloo
Arya (left) and Leeloo
Inklings Romp music (It Rains by Dogs and Cats)
Click to see the music for Inklings Romp.

Tetherball

Tetherball started as an anti-Valentine’s Day dance, as partners start together, then interact with other people, and then end up together again. I think it’s grown a bit beyond that now. The tune is The Gale, by Susan Conger. Choreographed January 2019.

Click to read the instructions for Tetherball.
Click to see the music for Tetherball.

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