Impropriety Volume IV - Country Dances


Chocolate Moose teaching notes teaching points should say: For A1 and A2, bars 1-4, the 1s are next to each other facing DOWN (A1) or UP (A2) giving the handy (outside) hand to begin the hands across.

Video Links

Here are videos that most accurately show how some of these dances are meant to be done.

Banjo in a Bear Suit - dance
Banjo in a Bear Suit - teaching
General Grooviness of the Universe
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
To Dance Divine

Dances included in Volume IV

  • English Country Dances
    • 1A
    • All Who Wander
    • An(other) Improper Notion
    • Banjo in a Bear Suit
    • A Big Heart
    • Birds of a Feather
    • Chocolate Moose
    • Essentials
    • Foot it Featly
    • General Grooviness of the Universe
    • It's Always Something
    • Jubilation
    • Julie's Scandal
    • Monte Toyon Mist
    • Rain on the Roof
    • Reflections
    • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
    • Standard Conclusions
    • To Dance Divine
    • Travelers
  • Scottish Country Dances

    • Crimson Clover
      The Sun Box
      Triple Chocolate

Impropriety 3 CD cover


Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, Anita Anderson, Jim Oakden

This CD includes all of the English country dances published in Impropriety Volume IV, the Country Dances of Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett, performed by the band Roguery.

Roguery is: Anita Anderson (piano) and Dave Bartley (guitars, cittern, mandolin, snare drum) from Seattle, WA, Jim Oakden (recorders, clarinets, tenor banjo, whistles, guitar, mandolin, accordion, gaita, bombard) from Santa Cruz, CA, and Shira Kammen (fiddle, viola, vielle) from Berkeley, CA, who met in the Rogue Valley of Oregon to record this album.

The band's varied influences include English, contra, early music, classical, Breton, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Galician, French, Balkan, jazz-fusion, gospel, Scandinavian, and Greek.