Step Lively 1: Dances for Schools and Families
Step Lively 1 by Marion Rose is a lively collection of 13 tunes and 20 time-tested dances from traditions such as folk dancing, square dancing, contra dancing, and singing games.
All are suitable for classroom instruction (K-12), or for family-oriented events such as weddings, parties and festivals. Designed for use by non-professional dance leaders, Step Lively features charming illustrations and clear, explicit instructions.
Especially useful are sample programs for community dance events and a section for teachers on expanding dance into other curriculum areas. Musical notation included for seven of the dances.
The CD is a delightfully fresh recording of traditional tunes featuring a roster of well-known West Coast musicians including co-producer Paul Gitlitz, (Juno-award winner for his work with Charlotte Diamond), Calvin Cairns (Cirque du Soleil, String Band, Romaniacs), Mike Schway (Chuckanotes), Tobin Frank (Spirit of the West), and Carmen Rosen (Zeellia, Elekra Women's Choir).
"Step Lively is one of my favorite resources for its excellent music, clear instructions, and irreverent humor."
-- June Cannon, dance caller, Hornby Island --
-- Pam Demontigny, Montessori teacher, Prince George --