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Birdie in the Cage walkthrough - Larry Edelman - Dances of Jerry Goodwin:

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Birdie in the Cage walkthrough - Larry Edelman - Dances of Jerry Goodwin:


Larry Edelman led a workshop session on dances he learned from the calling of Jerry Goodwin, originally from West Virginia but living and calling in western Pennsylvania when Larry studied with him in the 1970s. Some of the dances were ones Jerry had learned from his father.

This was recorded at Dare To Be Square on November 19, 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Additional support for the weekend, including for this videotaping by John-Michael Seng-Wheeler, was provided by Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). The weekend brought together six well-known callers and some 70 square dance enthusiasts from around the country to explore different traditional and modern styles.

This clip shows Larry giving general notes about the dancing style of Jerry Goodwin's squares. He then leads a walkthrough of Birdie in the Cage, including a couple progression - which he says is common to many of Jerry's dances - that includes a Pokey Eight, also known as a bouquet waltz in other communities, where two groups of four dancers rotate around each other on the dance floor.

The complete dance Birdie in the Cage, with music and calls, is in a separate clip.

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November 19, 2011

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