Social Games And Group Dances; A Collection Of Games And Dances Suitable For Community And Social…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Claude Elsom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... PART II GROUP DANCES By BLANCHE M. TRILLING I INTRODUCTION TO PARTS II AND III This collection of group dances is the result of several years of experimentation with social and play hours for various groups of students, both children and adults. The book is an attempt to bring together and present with simplicity dances that everybody can take part in and enjoy. Its purpose will have been achieved if it helps restore the true democracy of the dance, which was lost when waltz and twostep took the place of the quadrille. In 1910, the writer (then a member of the teaching staff of the Chicago Normal School) assisted Mr. William B. Owen, principal of the sdhool, to introduce and conduct at the Parker High School in Chicago what he called a " Social Hour." Confronted with the necessity of bringing some sort of social organization out of a disorganized mass of shy and bewildered boys and girls, she found her inspiration in certain childish memories of social gatherings in the small southern town where her youth had been spent. There, at the Christmas dances, to which the whole village came, a certain joyous group-consciousness was gained by dancing a Virginia Reel or a Portland Fancy, and by interspersing the more conventional waltzes and two-steps with quadrilles in which everybody took part, and where everybody danced with everybody else. So it was decided to begin the first social hour with a group dance. The boys, lined up along one side of the room, were asked to choose partners from among the girls clustered opposite. There was an immediate stampede; every boy made for the nearest exit. Watchful teachers pursued and brought them back, now decidedly belligerent. At last, however, the leader got them to marching, boys in one line and girls in another, final...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... PART II GROUP DANCES By BLANCHE M. TRILLING I INTRODUCTION TO PARTS II AND III This collection of group dances is the result o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553990

ISBN - 13:9780217553995

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