Handy Play Party Book
128 Pages, 93 Play Parties
A deluxe edition of a bona fide classic. Play parties are simple dances accompanied only by the singing of the dancers. They were an important part of North American pioneer culture, and they can still be enjoyed by all ages today. The Handy Play Party Book contains music and directions for 93 play parties and has long been the definitive source for these charming song-games. This edition groups the dances by formation as well as ordering them by degree of difficulty. It also includes some historical background, teaching suggestions, and musical notes by Orff music educator Cecilia Riddell. Printed on heavy paper with a durable wire-o binding and a laminated cover.
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This book is essential for anyone interested in folk music and dance. There are many rare tunes with excellent verses. The dance moves are thoroughly explained and very well suited to those who wish to learn to dance or call dances. Glad to see it back in print and printed beautifully.