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At the heart of English folk

Creative Folk Dance for Primary Schools

Creative Folk Dance for Primary Schools

by Barry Goodman

Some simple dances for Primary schools, suitable for introducing figures and formations with dance descriptions and musical notation. 

The following dances are included in the pack: Caerphilly March, Patacake Polka, Witch's Reel, Farmer’s Jig, Goathland Square Eight.

Audio recordings of all the tunes are also available for free download by clicking on the audio tab at the top of this panel.

A video of The Full English Showcase Conference performance by Loughton School, including some dancing led by Barry Goodman and Graeme Meek, is available by clicking on the video tap at the top of this panel.

TFE Showcase Conference performance by Loughton School, including dancing led by Barry Goodman and Graeme Meek

More videos

  • TFE Showcase Conference performance by Loughton School, including dancing led by Barry Goodman and Graeme Meek
    Download: mp4 (35.71MB) ogv (54.75MB)
  • Audio 01: Jig Set: The Queen’s Delight, Cock O’ the North and Kingsbury Jig - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(5.52MB) ogg(15.91MB)
  • Audio 02: Queens Delight - slow - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(1.71MB) ogg(4.39MB)
  • Audio 03: Cock O The North - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(1.72MB) ogg(4.13MB)
  • Audio 04: Kingsbury Jig - slow - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(1.74MB) ogg(4.34MB)
  • Audio 05: Reel Set: Twin Sisters, The Morpeth Rant and Country Dance (Henry Cave’s) - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(6.27MB) ogg(0 bytes)
  • Audio 06: Twin Sisters - slow - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(2.22MB) ogg(6.02MB)
  • Audio 07: Morpeth Rant - slow - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(2.24MB) ogg(6.44MB)
  • Audio 08: Country Dance (Henry Cave) - slow - Rob Harbron

    Download: mp3(2.23MB) ogg(6.45MB)
  • Audio 09: Jig Set: Month of May, Maid of the Mill - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(2.14MB) ogg(5.33MB)
  • Audio 10: Month of May - slow - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(1.42MB) ogg(3.53MB)
  • Audio 11: Maid of the Mill - slow - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(1.59MB) ogg(3.83MB)
  • Audio 12: Goathland Square Eight Dance Set - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(2.48MB) ogg(6.16MB)
  • Audio 13: Square Eight - slow - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(1.57MB) ogg(3.85MB)
  • Audio 14: The Sloe - slow - Barry Goodman

    Download: mp3(1.42MB) ogg(3.52MB)
  • Audio 15: New Jenny Lind Polka - Laurel Swift

    Download: mp3(1.83MB) ogg(4.00MB)

Digital Archive records related to this item

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