Dancing Masters Books and CDs

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    I’m Growing Up-Fingerplays, Action Songs, Singing Games and Stories for Young Children

    Mary Alice and Andy have drawn on their extensive experience in the classroom to assemble this collection: book/CD/DVD in one package, which includes fifty-four of their favorite movement activities for children in preschool, kindergarten and the early primary grades.

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    Two Little Blackbirds – Songs, Dances, Fingerplays and Music Activities for the Very Young – Book, MP3, Streaming Video

    An inspired collection of 75 music-movement activities and a compelling framework for bringing music into the lives of young children (ages 1-6) and their families and classrooms. Each book will have one url for downloading all the mp3s, and another url for streaming all the videos.

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    Chimes of Dunkirk: Great Dances for Children – 2010 Edition

    2010 revision of New England Dancing Masters’ classic collection of 20 traditional dances for children. First published in 1991, the editors have improved and updated the dance descriptions, and added several sections on teaching dance to children including tips on calling a dance and various strategies for choosing partners with children.

    Book and CD $32, Book $17, CD $15

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    Chimes of Dunkirk: Teaching Dance to Children, the DVD

    Edited by Gerret Warner, directed and narrated by Peter Amidon

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    Sashay the Donut Even More Dances for Just About Anybody

    Our third collection, designed to compliment Chimes of Dunkirk and Listen to the Mockingbird. A collection of 22 more dances that we have used successfully in classrooms and at community dances. Dance instructions are carefully worded with accompaning photos, diagrams and glossary. Includes longways, circles, contras, squares and scatter mixers. Companion CD features dance length recordings of appropriate music for the dances. Music captures the excitement of dancing to live music in a community dance setting. The two square dances include singing calls on the recording.

    Book and CD $32, Book $17, CD $15

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    Listen to the Mockingbird: More Great Dances for Children

    A collection of 24 more dances that have been time-tested in classrooms and at community dances. Includes longways dances, circle dances, square dances and contra dances. New chapters on teaching dance in the classroom, building a sense of community, choosing partners, tips on calling and creating new dances with children. Glossary, tune transcriptions, and combined index for Chimes and Mockingbird also included. Cassette/CD recording features some of New England’s finest dance musicians playing all the music needed to teach the dances. Reels, jigs, polka and waltz are played dance length. Four square dances include singing calls on the recording.

    Book and CD $32, Book $17, CD $15

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    Alabama Gal – Nine Never-fail Dancing and Singing Games for Children

    Alabama Gal, edited by Mary Cay Brass, Andy Davis, Peter Amidon and Mary Alice Amidon, contains nine favorite selections from the 100+ dances and singing games in the New England Dancing Masters five current collections, all together in one convenient volume. Alabama Gal includes complete written instructions to the dances, a DVD with Mary Cay, Andy, Mary Alice and Peter teaching each of the dances to children, and an audio CD to accompany the dancing.

    Book, CD, DVD Combo

    $30.00 Add to cart
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    Rise Sally Rise, (formerly Jump Jim Joe): Great Singing Games for Children

    This Book and CD were formerly titled Jump Jim Joe.
    Why did we change the title?

    2014 edition of the original 1992 collection of 21 of Peter and Mary Alice Amidon’s favorite traditional singing games from the US and British Isles. Includes tips on teaching dance in the classroom, transcriptions of the melodies and a glossary of dance terms. The CD features the Amidon family (when Sam and Stefan were sopranos) singing the songs accompanied by a variety of instruments, with two new replacement cuts (Alabama Gal and Noble Duke of York) that are dynamic accompaniments for classroom dancing.

    Book and CD $32, Book $17, CD $15

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    Down in the Valley: More Great Singing Games for Children

    This new collection of traditional singing games is similar in format to Jump Jim Joe. Andy Davis and the Amidons have put gathered some of their favorite singing games and music/movement activities collected over the last ten years since the Amidons published Jump Jim Joe. Andy joins the Amidons and some local children (including Andy’s son Arthur) in a wide range of arrangements of the songs to the singing games for the CD. The book has the clear instructions that characterize all of the New England Dancing Masters materials.

    Book and CD $32, Book $17, CD $15

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    Other Side of the Tracks

    Hypnotic, pheromone producing, hormone popping, T-cell enhancing groove music geared for older elementary age children, this is also a great listening and dancing album for any age. These are longer cuts than usual with a wide range of moods represented by this young, cutting edge contra dance band.

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    Any Jig or Reel

    Nine medleys of classic New England style jigs and reels – plus three waltzes. These arrangements are intended to be used in the classroom with our Chimes and Mockingbird dance collections.

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