Index of John Drewry's Dances 

 

John Drewry was born on the 14th of July 1923 in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.  Sadly, he died on the 18th of June 2014 in Aberdeen.  John was a dancer, RSCDS certificated teacher and dance deviser.  John's legacy includes a collection of dances that number more than 800, which he bequeathed the copyright to Teachers' Association (Canada).

 

Index of John Drewry's Dances  Last updated on October 30, 2018.

 

This index is a work in progress.  To date, we believe we have confirmed the following:

  • Names of all dances that John devised
  • All published sources for each dance

 

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Although there is a lot of other information included in this index, the following will not be confirmed until a review of each individual dance is completed.  Items still to be confirmed include:

  • Type of dance (reel, jig, strathspey, etc.)
  • Number of bars
  • Number of couples
  • Set shape
  • Year the dance was devised
  • Recommended tunes

 

Once each dance is reviewed for the above, it will be transcribed into a digital format and published as part of the John Drewry Dance Collection.  As each dance becomes available, we will make an announcement through TACTalk and the index will be updated.

 

Our goal is to have a complete archival collection of all of John's works in TAC's posession.  Requests for specific items will be sent out through TACTalk and/or email.  If you have duplicates in your collection, please consider donating them to TAC to help us complete our archive of John's works.

 

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