RESOURCES FOR OLD TIME DANCING
Old Time dancing consists of sequence forms of quick waltzes, tangos, gavottes, foxtrots, two steps, blues, quicksteps, mazurkas, polkas and more, along with set dances for four couples.
Is the national organisation for Old Time dancers. Membership is £16.00 couples/£10.50 singles). Members receive six newsletters a year and discounts on the price of national Society events. Contact: The Secretary, 100 Branston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9RS
Scripts for individual dances are available from the following.
Brockbank Lane Script Service, PO Box 368, Carlisle, CA1 9EQ. (www.brockbanklane.com). Their script archive is now only open to subscribers to their script service (£47/year).
British Dance Council charts (highly detailed scripts) for the Championship Dances (22 plus) are available from ISTD, 22/26 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4QE. Tel. 0207 3771577, or International Sales (IDTA), International House, 76 Bennet Road, Brighton, BN2 5JL. Tel. 01273 685652. Individual charts £3.50 including postage. The ‘Associate pack,’ containing nine dances and ‘A Guide To Theory And Technique’ (see below) costs £20 from the ISTD. The 'Licentiate pack' containing seven dances costs £10 from the IDTA.
Crystal Stream Audio, PO Box 700, Buninyong 3357, Victoria, Australia. www.crystream.com.au/
Crystal Stream have produced an excellent three CD series of Harry Davidson recordings from the years 1944–1950. Twenty Australian dollars each plus postage. An order form can be downloaded from their website.
CDs by Harry Davidson, Sydney Thompson, The Dancetime Orchestra, Sydney Bowman, Bryan Smith and others are available by mail-
Savoy Music, PO Box 271, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 3TR.
Tel. 0203 2512000. www.savoymusic.com
Savoy offer a discount to Old Time Society members.
NEW! from Savoy, two new Old Time CDs “Championship Dances” and “Jubilee Celebration”. Special price for Old Time Society members only £6 each inclusive.
Churchfield Dance Services, PO Box 199, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0WS. Tel. 01943 430035. www.churchfielddanceservices.com
Churchfield also produce ‘The Sequence Inventive Dance List’. 3000 winning dances since 1925 listed alphabetically by title, by arranger and by competition and year. Purchasers can obtain scripts at the reduced rate of 75p plus postage. £8.50 including postage.
Maestro Direct, PO Box 2255, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3BG.
Tel. 0208 6872008. www.maestrorecords.com
Tema International, 151 Nork Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1HR. Tel. 01737 219607. www.temainternational.co.uk
C&D Dance Records, 145 Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hants,
SO50 5BB. Tel. 0238 0614476. www.freewebs.com/candddance
Full Circle pleated skirts for Old Time Dancing are available from Javid Fashions, 75 Coronation St, Blackpool, FY1 4PD. Tel. 01253 622965.
It is also worth checking ebay and charity shops for full circle skirts.
Corrections or additions to this list are always welcome. More copies available free from:
James Forster: email oldtimedancerjames@gmail (tel. 01433 639149).