Dances

The Broadstairs Lurgy

Formation:  improper contra

Music:  32 bar smooth reels

Note:  For most of this dance the lady is in the lead

A1:

  • Ladies pushing, poussette (anti-clockwise)
  • With next neighbour circle right 1/2 way; California twirl.

A2:

  • Circle left 3/4.  (gent in the lead)
  • Allemande right partner 1 1/4.  End with the gents in the middle facing their partner.

B1:

  • 1/2 reel of four.  (Partner right pull by to start.)
  • Partner swing

B2:

  • Ladies chain
  • Circle right once round.  (Note lady leads into and out of the circle.)

This dance was written to commemorate the miserable vomiting bug we all had at Broadstairs Folk Week one year.  It is so called because there’s a lot of it going around.

British Joy

Formation:  Beckett.  Double progression.

Music:  32 bar reels

Note:  Hard af.  End effects are shown in red.

A1:

  • Face across to the other couple.  Pass through.  Turn right.  With the lady in the lead, move on to the next couple.
  • Circle left 3/4.  On the ends, circle left with ghosts.

A2:

  • With the lady in the lead, turn left and walk past original opposites to the *next* couple.
  • Star left with that next couple.  On the ends, swing to face in.  

B1:

  • Along the line, allemande right your shadow.
  • Partner swing.  On the ends, swing and place selves on the end of the right-hand line, so that you have a right diagonal couple.

B2:

  • On the right diagonal, right and left through.  Face this couple.
  • Do si do this new opposite.

Making bread

Formation:  Beckett

Music:  32 bar reels

Note:  This dance is affectionately dedicated to Andrew Findlay and Jane Curry of the London Barndance Company.

A1:

  • Men chain.  (People on the left give left to each other, followed by right handed courtesy turn.)
  • Men in front, mad robin.

To mix things up.

B2:

  • Men ricochet.  Neighbour swing (12 counts).

Kneading.

B1:

  • Men pass left, ladies ricochet hey half way.
  • Partner swing.

Plait the loaf.

B2:

  • Circle left.
  • Slice left.

Slice the bread.