Archive for September, 2011

English Country Dancing DVD

Hello there,

Today was a very exciting day for me.  I received a box containing the finished product of my first film.  Since April, with the help of my family and a few friends, I have been creating an instructional/documentary DVD on English country dances.  Since moving here we have all enjoyed learning the dances from the Civil War era; dances which are now enjoyed at barn dances and reenactments across the country.  It is such fun for the whole family – even Meredith does a great job keeping up with us – and just yesterday we taught my grandmother the Virginia Reel.  With so many nonproductive, anti-family activities out there, these dances are a wonderful way to have good old fashioned fun!

In this 30 minute film I cover 6 old fashioned dances complete with step by step instructions, dance excerpts from a barndance—with dancers in period costume—and historical information on etiquette and customs of the day.  You can click here to see some postings I have on a filmmakers forum and check out some pictures taken during the filming…

And if by chance you’d like to purchase a copy for your very own, you can email me directly for now at gstowe@hughes.net   I hope to sell them on ebay and eventually get a website up and running but work and the needs of the farm are more pressing at the moment! For the present, the DVD cost is $10 + s&h of $3. Thanks so much for your interest.

God bless,
Garrett Stowe


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