|A Re-Design of The Designing Woman|
|Here is a slightly modified version of the A part of “The Designing Woman”. My experience teaching it suggests that it a little too unusual to be enjoyable. “Unusual” is good, I think, as long as dancers find it natural to do the figure after they understand what you are asking for. With the original A part, even good dancers never seem to relax and simply enjoy it. That means, I think, that the figure requires too much concentration every time it comes around. The new version is similar to the original but a little easier to remember.|
|Vivaldi’s music for this dance is beautiful, and there is a wonderful recording of it on the New Friends CD. I hope this change will help the music to be more widely enjoyed.|
| The instructions for the new A part are available in PDF format which I hope will be usable by most people. If you would like to have a hard copy, just send me a note.
Click here: The Designing Woman-Redesigned