This very popular dance instruction kit, first released in 1982, is in its 7th edition and in its 8th re-print. In it are presented 30 all-time favourite bush, folk and colonial dances, each fully explained with easy-to-understand instructions and cartoon illustrations.
The text is supported by a comprehensive glossary, and every dance has a suggested 'dance call' included in the instructions. All the music and 'calls' for the dances are presented on the 2 excellent companion CDs featuring Rantan Bush Band and Mike Jackson. The music for each dance is played all the way through with the overdubbed 'calls' recorded for at least once through the dance sequence.
Not only does Bush Dance!
introduce the best 30 bush dances, but it also has a complete social history of the development of dance in Australia from 1788 to the present era. This kit is ideal for teachers who wish to combine social studies with their dance lessons. The book also has charts, tables and musical scores with chords – making Bush Dance!
the most complete and useful kit of its kind. This kit is used in thousands of schools in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the USA and many other countries.
- Contains 30 illustrated folk and bush dances
- includes 2 companion CDs with music and voice-over dance 'calls'
- CDs stored conveniently inside the back cover
- incorporates a social history of Australian dance
- full of interesting information and charts
- convenient B5 size with strong wire spiral binding
- ideal for ages 7 to adult
contains the following dances:Easy dances:
Brown Jug Polka | Circassian Circle | Cumberland Reel | Galopede | Ninepins Quadrille | Sir Roger de Coverley | Stockyards.Medium dances:
Blackwattle Reel | Cheshire Rounds | Cumberland Square Eight | Flying Pieman | Highland Schottische | Irish Trot | Strip the Willow | The Tempest | Varsovienne | Virginia Reel | Waltz Country Dance.Harder dances:
Waves of Tory | Colonial's Quadrille | The Cottagers | Country Bumpkin | Dashing White Sergeant | La Russe Quadrille | Postie's Jig | Scottish Circle | Soldier’s Joy | Sweets of May | Triplet Quadrille | Willow Tree.