English Country Dance Social

13 April 2024 @ 2:00pm - 4:20 pm
$10 cash entry. BYO mug for afternoon tea.

Regularly held on 2nd Saturdays of the month.
All dances are taught and called and are suitable for beginners as well as experienced dancers.

Soft shoes and comfortable clothing are recommended.

One of our dances this Saturday. La Georgina,  is inspired by Georgiana McCrae.

Georgiana McCrae

Georgiana_Huntly_McCrae. Image courtesy of http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mccrae-georgiana-huntly-2392
Georgiana Huntly McCrae had an outstanding heritage of music and dance when she settled in Melbourne in 1840.

Georgiana McCrae was the niece of Charlotte, Duchess of Richmond and the first lady of gentility to settle in Melbourne. She was the ‘natural’ daughter of George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon and the grand-daughter of Jane Maxwell, the Duchess of Gordon. Both these notables were highly influential patrons of music and dance, and Georgiana maintained a love of music throughout her life. A substantial collection of her music pre-dates her immigration in 1840 and includes a large number of dance tunes. The dance La Georgina comes from her manuscript of music.

La Georgina

From the Music Book of Georgiana McCrae (Australian niece of the Duchess of Richmond)
Square set

Bar counts & Dance Instructions
A1
1-8 Introduction – honour your partner and your corner

A2
1-8 All join hands and circle left then right.

A2
1-8 Double ladies chain

B1
1-4 Balance
5-8 Turn partner with two hands

B2
1-8 Top couples rights and lefts

C1
1-8 Side couples rights and lefts

C2
1-8 All couples promenade

 

Organiser

Sydney English Country Dancers

 Venue

St Peter’s Church Hall

181, Blues Point Road, North Sydney, New South Wales, 2060, Australia

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