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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2017-05-01 09:36 pm

May madness...

 I'm knackered.  May bank holiday weekend is the top time for morris and maypole bookings, but dancing, playing and calling maypole dancing two days in succession is really exhausting.

Still, the Saturday maypole group were definitely above average. Managed a decent plait (which isn't as easy as it sounds).  Admittedly, I used a simple 'cheat' plait in which the odds and evens move alternately, but if you let everyone move together, then the ones who have internalised the pattern speed up and overtake the slower ones and create a toplogical disaster.

It's only safe to let everyone move if they are ALL experienced dancers and hence move strictly in time with the music, as that synchronises their actions.

If anyone out there has a group of adults (minimum of 8, max 24) who would like to spend half a day to a day learning how to do complex maypole dances as a team, just let me know.  It's something I'd love to teach...
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[personal profile] radiantfracture 2017-05-02 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
I wish I could take your lessons!

Happy May Day.


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[personal profile] radiantfracture 2017-05-02 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Western Canada, though the end of the Island actually dips down below the 49th parallel.

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[personal profile] kotturinn 2017-05-02 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
I'd love to learn that - I've done the alternate move version (some decades ago!) - but...

Hope you have a restful few days to recover.
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[personal profile] kotturinn 2017-05-02 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Cambridge. Willing to travel.