363Thursday, March 15, 2007

8:45 AM-10:00 AMConvention Center:Ballroom III
Social Barn Dances from New England
Dancing to live fiddling and calling, attendees will learn how barn dances are primarily social activities that cultivate a sense community recreation with rhythmic movement suitable for all ages and abilities. All will be taught the steps and methods of teaching and calling dances such as the Virginia Reel with variations for children through elders. History and culture of traditional New England dances are interspersed with methods for classroom teaching and hosting community or family barn dances using local resources. Teachers, dancers, health and recreation leaders will be capable of teaching traditional dances with interdisciplinary collaboration potentials.
Keyword(s): community-based programs, dance, recreation
Speakers: Dudley Laufman, self-employed dance musician & caller, Canterbury, NH, Canterbury, NH; and Jacqueline Laufman, self-employed dance musician & caller, Canterbury, NH

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