Step Lively Volume 2
Canadian Dance Favorites
Here's the second child in the Step Lively family, a collection of old and new dances that are favourites of dancers in Canada.
Many of these dances are widely known
across the country,
but are rarely seen in collections.
includes a short history, with tips
for successful teaching and many include
Seven of the dances are suitable for
primary grades, the
rest are best done with intermediate
grades, or adult or family groups.
CD which accompanies the book contains 14 tunes skillfully arranged,
impeccably recorded and irresistably danceable. All the tunes are
either common in the Canadian fiddle repertoire or were
Canadian musicians, including originals by Marian Rose, Daniel Thonon
(of Ad Vielle Que Pourra), and Andy de Jarlais. In fact, Step Lively
Two stands on its own as a great listening CD.
recording was engineered by Juno- award-winning Paul Gitlitz, best
known for his work with Charlotte Diamond, and features many of the
same quality musicians as the first:
Mike Schway - fiddle and diatonic accordion
Calvin Cairns - fiddle
Marian Rose - piano, accordion and
Michael Hambrook - clarinet and sax
Ginny Snowe - bass
Dave Jonsson - drums
Paul Gitlitz - backup vocals
Some of the dances in the book are:
Heel Toe Polka
teachers were delighted to hear
that you will
a new book and CD as they have learned
-- Carolyn Hatch,
fiddle teacher --
attractive, easy to use, has clear
and the tunes are well-transcribed.
fills a great need!"
Lively 2 is a great collection
with irresistable music by Marian and
talented team. I can't wait to start
-- Anne Lederman,
Sanna Longden, folk dance specialist