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Traditional barn dances incorporate movement and cultural education

This is an excerpt from Traditional Barn Dances With Calls & Fiddling by Dudley Laufman & Jacqueline Laufman.

White Mountain Reel

Ages 5 to 8

Music

Vol. 1: Track 13 with calls, track 14 without calls. Tune: "Molly in the Wood."

Formation

Longways: Six couples.

About the Dance

White Mountain Reel is an adaptation of a traditional longways dance that might be found anywhere children are skipping around to fiddle music. A very simple reel, it is easy for small children to dance. It was named after the range of mountains and forest in northern New Hampshire.

About the Tune

"Molly in the Wood" is an Irish polka.

This is an excerpt from Traditional Barn Dances With Calls & Fiddling.