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Resource Pack for schools: Understanding Victorian Society Through Dance

A teaching resource for Key Stage 2 and above. Contains historical background, teaching tips, dress ideas, music and details of many dances of Victorian times, including:

  • Dances of the Ballroom: waltz, schottische, polka, quadrille
  • Country dances: Sir Roger de Coverley, Nine Pins, Pop Goes the Weasel, The Triumph
  • Morris and processional dance: Castleton Garland, Helston Furry Dance, Bean Setting and Stave Dance
  • Performance dances: Sailor's Hornpipe, Jockey Dance, Skirt Dance, Clowns, Crossing Sweepers
  • Clog dance: Lancashire clog dancing described in detail for all skill levels

Researched and written by specialists in dance and costume of the period, and produced by: the HDS, English Folk Dance and Song Society and Grand Union of Folk Dancers

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