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June 16, 2016


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Hi Susan
I really enjoyed your article and also dancing these mescolanzes! I only know 2 so far: the Tempest obviously and more recently, Figaro. Of the resources you mention which one would you recommend that contains some more good mescolanzes that I can try? Are you happy to share your favourties so that we can dance them in England again?!
I teach historic dance at Mrs Bennet's Ballroom in London, UK and I'm always on the hunt for interesting dances.
Thank you!

Hi Libby. The best sources for Regency-era English mescolanzes are various books written by G. M. S. Chivers -- The Dancers' Guide, The Modern Dancing Master, and The Dancing Master in Miniature. I'll publish a few reconstructions for you to enjoy!

I've posted the reconstructions here. Enjoy!

Thank you Susan for all these dances and information. It's really useful and we will be trying them out at our group Mrs Bennet's Ballroom!

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