Video Links

Some videos from the 2019 Seattle Ball

Many significant dances done well at Paul Ross’s childgrove YouTube Channel

Lambertville Country Dancers list of 3,798 videos and 217 animations of 1,237 dances

BECS’s Modern English Country Dance Video Links Index Page.
Links to videos of 660 different MECDs, from the time of Pat Shaw to 2019.
Page updated 8/20/19.

Gary Roodman’s own list of Calculated Figures Video links (68)

Bobs English Country Dance YouTube Channel

Haye, or haie (fr), meant a hedge. Imagine a hedge made by weaving branches horizontally through posts and you can see the weaving concept.
When did the term “hey” first get used in dancing? The earliest publication that I know is Orchesographie (c1588):
Branle de la Montarde (a version is now danced as The Horse’s Branle) has “le premier fait une haye” (#1 dances a hey), albeit #1 just weaves to the end of the line; no-one else moves.
But the next dance is:
Branle de la Haye, in which A, B and C dance a hey as we know it today.
Branle de la Montarde
Branle de la Haye

A series of short video clips of Country Dance figures from FainMusicUK here referred to as Regency Dance figures.  ► Play all