SL2 Step Lively 2


SL2  Step Lively 2 / Book and CD by Marion Rose

Here’s the second child in the Step Lively family, a collection of old and new dances that are favourites of dancers in Canada.

Many of these dances are widely known across the country, but are rarely seen in collections. Each dance includes a short history, with tips for successful teaching and many include musical notation.

Seven of the dances are suitable for primary grades, the rest are best done with intermediate grades, or adult or family groups.


  • The Polka
  • Polka Mixer
  • The Butterfly
  • Schottisch
  • Heel Toe Away We Go
  • French Minuet
  • La Bastringue
  • Les Saluts
  • La Plongeuse
  • Duck Dance
  • Reel du Castor
  • Brandy
  • Rump Bump #3
  • Valse Joyale
  • Canadian Barn Dance
  • Maple Leaf Stomp
  • Do Si Do Reel
  • Traffic Jam
  • John Kanakanaka
  • Coke the Floor
  • Czernobily
  • Sashay for Your Life
  • Kootenay Wobbler
  • Joys of Port McNeill
  • Spring in Duncan
  • Ruth in the Willow Tree
  • Grandmother’s Cabinet
  • Pride and Joy Polka
  • My Bonnie
  • Fifty Waltz

“It’s attractive, easy to use, has clear and simple directions, and the tunes are well-transcribed. It fills a great need!” – Anne Lederman, fiddler and ethnomusicologist

“The teachers were delighted to hear that you will be doing a new book and CD as they have learned the old one completely.” – Carolyn Hatch, fiddle teacher

You may also like…