Dance and Music Resources
What is 'Playford' dancing? Includes a Playford family tree.
Hugh Stewart (Hugh.Stewart@acm.org) has written a book called Elements of English Country Dance. This book is available in hardcopy at the Round and other places and contains very comprehensive explanations of figures used in English country dancing.
Hugh has also written a definitive answer about siding, probably the most confused move in Playford.
Hilary Johnson has written a description of what The Perfect Caller would be, if such a thing were possible.
A previous President of The Round, William Palmer, left behind him a booklet entitled Palmer's Pocket Playford. This booklet is a very useful reference for callers of Playford dances. Paper copies can be obtained at meetings of The Round.
The Country Dance Book, by Cecil Sharp et al, which started it all. Original material from the guy who revived English Country Dancing. Some sections which are still in copyright are omitted.
Hugh Stewart has a far bigger dance index of published dances, searchable on title, publication and author.