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Sherborne Dances

Tim Radford's Sherborne dance notes

The Cuckoo's Nest ++ hankies, set, 6/4 |

Tune: The Cuckoo's Nest

Type: set/hankies

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: Face down. 4 plain capers by bottoms, then middles, then tops 2 double steps. All galley out. Face up & repeat.

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (moving), chorus, set, chorus, back-to-back, chorus, face-to-face, chorus, small rounds, whole hey, large rounds
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Young Collins ++ hankies (stomp & clap), set, 6/4 |

Tune: Young Collins

Type: set/hankies

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: stomp L-L-L, clap 3×, stomp R-R-R, clap 3×, half-hey. Repeat.

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (moving), chorus, set, chorus, back-to-back, chorus, face-to-face, chorus, small rounds, whole hey, large rounds
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Orange and Blue ++ hankies, corner, 6/4 |

(or The Orange in Bloom)

Tune: Orange and Blue

Type: corner/hankies

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: distinctive figure, then cross on 2 double-steps & galley-FTJ. Distinctive figures are: #1: 2 sidesteps & 2 salutes; #2: 2 sidesteps & 2 galleys; #3: 4 kick capers; #4: 4 splitters.

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (in place), chorus/salutes, rounds, chorus/galleys, rounds, chorus/kick capers, rounds, chorus/splitters, rounds, whole hey
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How Do You Do? ++ hankies, corner, 6/4 |

Tune: Swaggering Boney

Type: corner/hankies

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: long sidestep sequence (s.s-shuffle-s.s-FTJ), distinctive figure, cross on 4 plain capers. Distinctive figures are #1: 2 salutes; #2: 2 galleys; #3: 2 kick capers; #4: 2 splitters

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (in place), chorus/salutes, rounds, chorus/galleys, rounds, chorus/kick capers, rounds, chorus/splitters, rounds, whole hey
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Trunkles ++ hankies, corner, 6/4 |

Tune: Trunkles

Type: corner/hankies

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: Each corner challenge (double step, FTJ, galley back to place, FTJ). Each corner cross on distinctive figure, then 2 galleys (in, then out). Distinctive figures are #1: 3 double steps; #2: 3 forrie caper; #3: 3 kick capers; #4: 3 splitters

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (in place), challenge, chorus/double steps, rounds, challenge, chorus/forries, rounds, challenge, chorus/kick capers, rounds, challenge, chorus/splitters, rounds, challenge, whole hey
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Over the Hills and Far Away ++ hankies, additive, 6 |

Tune: Over the Hills and Far Away

Type: special/hankies

Dancers: 6

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: 4 double steps, 4 plain capers, long sidestep sequence (s.s. left-shuffle-s.s. right-FTJ), 2 double steps, 4 plain capers

Sequence: chorus for 1, chorus for 2, chorus for 4, chorus for 6 (end with hook left), small rounds, whole hey
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Leapfrog ++ hankies, pseudo-corner, 6 |

Tune: The Blue-Eyed Stranger

Type: special/hankies

Dancers: 6

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: distinctive figure around the circle, galley left, FTJ. Distinctive figures are: #1: touch hat brim/salute; #2: forrie caper; #3: galley right; #4: leapfrogs [3/1], [1/3], [6/5], [5/6], [2/4], [4/2]

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (moving), chorus/salutes, set, chorus/forries, back-to-back, chorus/galleys, face-to-face, chorus/leapfrogs, small rounds, whole hey, large rounds
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Constant Billy ++ stick, set, 6/4 |

Tune: Constant Billy

Type: set/2 short sticks

Dancers: 6 (can be modified for 4)

Sticks: 2 short sticks

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: Tim Radford

Chorus: sticking together-right-together-left-together-right-together-both, half hey. Repeat.

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (moving), chorus, set, chorus, back-to-back, chorus, face-to-face, chorus, small rounds, whole hey, large rounds
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General Monck's March ++ hankie, set/heel & toe, 6 |

Tune: General Monck's March

Type: set/hankies

Dancers: 6

Hankies

Stepping: Sherborne heel-and-toe

Source: traditional

Chorus: 1st, then 2nd, then 3rd corners distinctive figure, half hey. Repeat. Distinctive figures are: #1: salute; #2: galley; #3: kick caper; #4: splitter

Sequence: once to yourself, foot up (moving), chorus, set, chorus, back-to-back, chorus, face-to-face, chorus, whole hey
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I'll Go and Enlist for a Sailor ++ hankies, jig, 2 |

Tune: I'll Go and Enlist for a Sailor

Type: double jig/hankies

Dancers: 2

Stepping: Sherborne stepping

Source: traditional

Chorus: long sidestep sequence (s.s. left-shuffle-s.s. right-FTJ), 2 double steps (moving forward), 4 plain capers

Figures: 4 distinctive figures, 2 double steps (moving forward), 4 plain capers

1st dancer: once to yourself, foot up (d.f. = double steps), walk round, chorus, wkr., kick capers, wkr., chorus, wkr., splitters, wkr. starting with 8 forries, chorus

2nd dancer: once-to-yourself, once to yourself, foot up (d.f. = double steps), walk round, chorus, wkr., kick capers, wkr., chorus, wkr., wkr. starting with 8 forries, splitters, chorus
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