Hi Charles,

I'm tweaking the subject line slightly to help the next person find this in
the archive ;-)
As Bree Kalb mentioned, Linda Leslie has a wonderful collection.
<http://lindalesliecaller.contracorner.com/dances/very-easy-dances.html>

There are also a lot of resources available at New England Dancing Masters:
https://dancingmasters.com/shop/
a lot of those books are geared at school programs, and I think would work
well for you.

*Other people's dances:*

Heel Toe Polka:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46K4V6xmOww
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yHDJSpy9H0
I hadn't seen it with the clapping version, but these were the top hits on
YouTube.
You could get rid of the "pass through" and make it go back the other way.

Les Saluts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt31bYsU5BY (note: AAB tune)

Kings & Queens (from the NEDM books, written by Peter Amidon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmiKhGl59xM


*Dances I've composed for this contingent: *

Charge and Drag
by Luke Donforth
Longways/Other/Beginner

A1 -----------
(8) Long lines, forward and back
(8) Partner Do-si-do
A2 -----------
(16) Partner balance and swing (or two hand turn), end facing up the set
and separate
B1 -----------
(16) Top & Bottom couple make arches
Top couple go down over left line; Bottom couple go up over right line
B2 -----------
(8) bottom & top couples charge (sashay) the middle of the set, meet in the
middle
(8) couple below drag couple above to bottom of the set


Animal Parade
Longways/Other/Beginner

A1 -----------
(8) Long lines, forward and back
(8) Partner allemande Left
A2 -----------
(8) Partner allemande Right
(8) Partner two hand swing or DSD
B1 -----------
“top” couple walk to bottom, miming the animal of their choice
Come back to top
B2 -----------
Top couple peels off to outside, everyone follows
Top couple makes an arch at bottom, rest come though with partner

Green Mountain Ski Wedding
Longways/Proper/Beginner

A1 -----------
Whole Group Oval Left until across from partner again
Partner Do-si-do
A2 -----------
Bottom (was top) couple slalom (weave) back and forth up the set (cutting
through lines)
B1 -----------
Whole group oval right until across from partner again
B2 -----------
Partner allemande Left
Partner allemande Right


Pousset scatter (mix or keeper)
Scatter/Beginner
starts in groups of four, with a partner and a neighbor couple

A1 -----------
(8) Right hand Star
(8) Left hand Star
A2 -----------
(8) Partner allemande Left 1x
(8) Partner Do-si-do 1.5x end back to back
B1 -----------
Dancers count out loud:
un, du, two, and cry Pousset, butt-push your partner
SCATTER: find a new partner and swing
KEEPER: chase your partner around and swing
B2 -----------
(16) Promenade around
Find another couple




On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM Charles Abell via Callers <
callers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote:

> I'm sure there is already a thread on this somewhere, but I'm wondering
> what are your favorite dances for those in the 4-10 year old range.
> Specifically, dances that are not mixers since many younger dancers prefer
> to stay with a particular partner the whole time. I have a number of good
> ones already (Alabama Gal, Haste to the Wedding, La Bastringue, etc), but
> I'd like to expand my existing collection of dances geared towards "little
> ones".
>
> Let 'em rip!
>
>
>
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