1997 Strafford Ball
Dance Directions


The evening's dances will be selected from this list.

* = dances repeated from previous Strafford Balls

Bar a Bar (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is 18 bars.
A. All meet and turn s. R. Circle 4 once around.
A. Lead neighbor out and back. Partners back to bk.
B. 1st corners change, 2nd corners change. Women lead through men and cast back. Face up & down and lead forward (& back) with partner to meet other couple. 2s cast, 1s lead up, all turn 1/2 with partner.
Half pousette (CCW: M1 moves bk to begin).

The Bishop (longways, triple minor proper)
A. M1 cast & set to W3 (she admires); they turn two-hands
A. W1 does same with M3
B. "Gates": Cpl.2 assists Cpl.1 as they come up center and cast to 2nd place while 3s gypsy at bottom; circle 6 half-way
B. Repeat w/ Cpl.2 gypsy at bottom, Cpl 3 assist Cpl.1; circle 6 half-way

*Dublin Bay (longways, duple minor proper)
A. Cpl.1 cross, setting as they go, to corners. Turn corner by R hand once; Cpl.1 cross passing L shoulder, go below Cpl.2, end between Cpl.2, w/ back to partner). Neighbors arm R 1x, all finish in line of 4 facing down, Cpl.1 in center
B. Lines fall back a double (up the hall), go forward a double, turn to face up; fall back a double (down the hall), forward, Cpl.1 makes assisted cast to progressed place (Cpl.2 backing up and moving into 1st place)

Easter Thursday (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is 24 bars, in triple time.
A. Neighbors back to back, partners back to back; neighbors turn, partners turn.
B. All balance back, forward, to the R, to the L, then turn single to place;
Cpl.1 half figure 8 down, then cross and go below Cpl.2 (who move up); 2 hand turn with partner.

*Face the Music (longways, duple proper by Fried Herman)
A. Right hands across halfway; 1st corners crossed-hand swing once around while 2nd corners release and balance back and forward;
Repeat all that with 2nd corners swinging;
Long lines fall back, set; lines go forward, Cpl.1 cast down and face in while Cpl.2 cross up into first place facing out.
B. Eggbeaters: mirror turn neighbor (Cpl.1 between Cpl.2), Cpl.1 half figure-8 up thru Cpl.2, all cross by R w/ partner, turn R into circle; Circle 4 once to the left; L.H. across once around

*Fandango (3 couple longways) 2 parts
I. A. Cpl.1 turn by R hand; long cast to 2nd place
A. Cpl.1 turn by L hand; cast to 3rd place
B. Slipping circle 6 to L; and R
B. Cpl.1 lead to top ; cast to middle (3s move down), meet, and turn single down
II.A. Contrary corners (2 hand): M1 turn W3 while W1 turn M2; cpl.1 turn 2-hands
A. M1 turn W2 2-hands while W1 turn M3; Cpl.1 turn 1 1/2 in ctr (end skipping)
B. Figure-8s across: M1 figure-8 thru top couple (pass R shoulder w/ W2) while W1 figure-8 thru bottom cpl. (pass R shoulder w/ M3), Cpl.1 pass by L shoulder
B. Heys for 3 across: M1 hey w/ bottom couple while W1 hey w/ top (at end: Cpl.1 lead to bottom)

*Hambleton's Round O (longways, triple minor proper)
Tune is in triple time.
A. Cpl.1 cast to 2nd place (2s move up), M1 hey with Couple3 passing W3 by L while W1 hey w/ Cpl.2 (pass M2 by L). Cpl.1 turn 2-hands in middle (last 2 bars)
B. W1 & M2 (in 1st corner positions) change places (1 bar), M1 & W2 same (1 bar), circle L half & all turn single R (2 bars); face partner for rights and lefts (4 changes, no hands)

Indian Queen (longways, duple minor proper)
A. First corners set to each other, turn single back to place; turn two hands once around
A. Second corners do the same
B. All right hand star; l.h. back
B. Partners back-to-back; three changes of circular hey, starting with partner

Jamaica (longways, duple minor proper) 2 parts
I. A. M1 take W1 by R.H., then L.H.; with crossed hands, they turn half-way; M1 do the same w/ W2 while W1 do the same w/ M2
B. 1s figure-8 up through 2s, skipping, and change places with partner at end
II. A. With new 2s below, M1 turn W2 two hands once around; W1 do the same with M2
B. Turn neighbor two hands 1 1/2; all turn partner two hands

*John Tallis's Canon (longways, duple minor proper by Pat Shaw)
(Note: Second corners lag first corners by 2 bars throughout dance)
A. Corners meet, fall back; cross over (pass R), turn over left shoulder
A. Repeat
B. Corners turn R; set moving back, turn single R
B. Corners turn L; fall back, turn single moving forward (1st corners veer R in front, 2nd corners veer L behind)

*Juice of Barley (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is 24 bars.
A. Partners back-to-back; partners turn two-hands once around
B. Men half figure-8 between women, M1 leading; all clap hands on first beat and circle 4-hands CW once around
B. Women half figure-8 between men, W1 leads; all clap and circle 4-hands CW once around

Knives and Forks (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is in triple time.
A. Cpl.1 cast to 2nd place (2s move up);
Cpl.1 back-to-back
A. Cpl.1 cast back to place (2s move down);
Cpl.1 back-to-back
B. Lead out w/ neighbor, lead back; cross with partner & loop R (ending improper)
B. M1 & W2 cross, W1 and M2 cross; all turn partner 2-hands

*Lilli Burlero (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is 24 bars.
A. Cpl.1 lead down thru 2s and cast up;
2s lead up thru 1s and cast down
B. 1st corners change, 2nd corners change;
all fall back a double then forward, turning single R
B. Partners change (pass R sh.), neighbors change places, moving backwards along line and passing R shoulders; partners face and circular hey, 3 changes, skipping

Miss deJersey's Memorial (duple minor proper by Pat Shaw)
Tune is in waltz time.
A. Cpl.1 turn R 1 1/2 moving down; hey for 4 across (5 changes) starting M1 & W2 passing L, W1 & M2 passing L (end Cpl.2 improper facing)
A. Cpl.2 turn L 1 1/2; hey for 4 (4 changes) starting W pass R, finish improper (w/ men progressed)
B. Circle L 3/4, men half fig.-8 thru w (M2 go 1st); back-to-back partner (mirror image, men between w), circle R 3/4 , end orig. place, imp.
B. Cpl.1 lead down while Cpl.2 fall back, Cpl.1 continue down center turning & falling back while Cpl.2 move up with 2 chassé steps, Cpl.1 lead up & separate around Cpl.2 while Cpl.2 meet & lead down (end original place, improper); turn partner 2-hands, pass R with partner, turn back on neighbor and pass right shoulder falling back to progressed place

Newcastle (square for 4 couples) 3 parts
I. A. Into center & back; set to partner, set to corner
A. Repeat
B. Arm R. partner; all 4 men L hands across while women skip CW around outside
B. Arm L partner; women R hands across while men skip CCW around outside
II. A. Partners side; slow set & honor, pass on to next
A. Repeat with new partner
B. New side couples lead in, return & make arch; others cast out, go thru arch, return to place
B. Repeat, reversing roles
III.A. Arm R current partner; arm L 1 1/2 to change places
A. Repeat w/ new partner, end in lines of 4 up and down the hall
B. Lines fall back, come forward; turn single, pass R and form new lines across hall (former ends now in middle)
B. Repeat, but ending in original place

*Orleans Baffled (longways, duple minor proper)
Tune is in triple time.
(Note: The dance is usually a triple minor, but is being danced here as a duple minor.)
A. Cpl.1 cast down, half poussette down (w/ next cpl. below, CW)while Cpl.2 lead up, half pousette up; Cpl.1 cast up, half poussette up ( w/ orig. nbrs, CW) while Cpl.2 lead down, half pousette down
B. 1st corner change, 2nd corner change; face along lines, 3 changes circular hey to progressed place

Rose of Sharon (longways, duple minor improper by Fried Herman)
(1989, Fried de Metz Herman, for Sharon Green)
A. R.H. star 3/4 (3 counts); partners change by R. sh. on sides (3); R.H. star 3/4 (3) (progression)
A. R&L variant: All slow half turn w/ partner by R.H. (3); quick L.H. turn neighbor (3); slow half turn w/ partner by R.H.(3)
B. W1 and Cpl.2 half hey-for-3 across the set, starting with M2 casting down & women passing R sh; Cpl.2 dance remainder of hey, M1 taking partner's place, end all progressed & proper.
B. Cpl.1 half figure-8 thru new cpl. below;
All L.H. turn 1x original neighbor in line

Saint Margaret's Hill (3 couple longways)
Tune is in triple time.
A. Cpl.1 cast to middle (2s move up) & 2-hand turn 3/4 ending in lines of 3 (M1 between 3s, W1 between 2s); lines fall back, come forward, circle 6 half-way
B. M1 turn W3 by R while W1 turn M2 by R, Cpl.1 turn L 3/4 (end imp.); lead down, cast back to middle, 2-hand turn half (end proper)
B. M1 turn W2 by L while W1 turn M3 by L, Cpl.1 turn R 3/4 (end imp); lead up, cast back to middle, & all turn partner 2-hand halfway to end proper

Trip to Kilburn (longways, triple proper)
A. Cpl.1 cast to middle (2), circle L w/ 3s (4), lead down thru 3s (2)
A. Cpl.1 cast up to middle (2), circle L w/ 2s (4), lead up thru 2s (2)
B. Cpl.1 cast around 2s, circle 6 to left
B. Cpl.1 and 2 four quick changes of circular hey (no hands); Cpl.1 & 2 turn partner 2 hands

Waterfall Waltz (Sicilian circle by Pat Shaw)
Tune is in waltz time.
A. Two men r.h. turn each other once around; all back to back opposites
A. Two women r.h. turn each other once around;
all back to back partner (finish facing prtnr)
B. Face partner, slide 2 steps (men to L behind ladies, ladies to R between men), turn partner with 2 hands half-way; repeat to place
B. Circle four half-way; turn partners once and a half with crossed hands, finishing by facing a new couple


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