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Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Reeling In The Annex (dance)

A relatively easy but interesting strathspey with a reel of 4.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Hooper's Jig (dance)

I would probably rate this dance higher if the crossings during the loop figure were R, L, R, L instead of R, R, R, L (someone told me once that they “used to be” that way but got changed somewhere along the line). This dance is often considered easy, but the transition from the loops to the rights and lefts (i.e. the progression) is rather tricky.

Anselm Lingnau on Burnaby at Forty (dance)

Taught (and danced) this in the Frankfurt group. It is a reasonable choreography but gets tedious 4 times through – you always meet the same people in the same places, the only thing that changes is who gets to be top couple. The four-bar turns in the second part are a bit of a downer and might profitably be replaced with set (common schottische) and a turn in two bars.

I could see myself using this in a display choreography but not more than one time through.

Martina Mueller-Franz on Carola's Reel (dance)

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Lara Friedman-Shedlov on The Goat Fell Gallop (dance)

Easy to do and makes a nice demo dance.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Trip to Gatlinburg (dance)

This dance has a very satisfying flow from one figure to the next and a very clever, yet easy progression.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on A Trip to Bavaria (dance)

I’d like it better with different music.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Rice and Lefse (dance)

Devised as a dance with three different forms of rights and lefts. “Rice and Lefse” (lefse is a Norwegian potato-based flatbread popular in my home state of Minnesota) is a play on “rights and lefts.”

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Fireworks (dance)

Mentally challenging but rewarding and makes an impressive demo dance.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov on Bonnie Anne (dance)

64 bars of pas de Basque was never so much fun! Great tune, too.

Anselm Lingnau on Bonnie Stronshiray (dance)

I like this dance because it offers great opportunities for the dancers to work together as a team. It also has lots of »moments« for the first couple, and the music is very nice. I would particularly recommend the »Fiddlesticks and Ivory« recording for this dance.