The Buttercross Belles

Failsworth

Style: North West Morris.

No. of dancers: 8.

Length: 176 bars + dance off.

Source: Dance: A very modified version of Failsworth Men's Dance from the Archives of the Morris Federation. Music: Arranged by Bob Wilkinson.

Notes

Set

 8 dancers in 2 files of 4 facing up

Chorus

 Starts with a chorus then after each figure

Equipment

 Slings

Arms

 In chorus - specific pattern, In figures - various

Stepping

 Chorus - walk up with Capers and Polkas, Figures - Polka step. Outside foot start

Choreography

Figures

  • Corners
  • Arresting star
  • Cast
  • Small stars
  • Douglas
  • Diamonds
  • Twos
  • Dance off

Music

Tunes

Part

Bars

Key

 Tune

A B

 8 8

G

 Gone for a Sailor

 C D

 8 8

G

 The Big Ship

'Gone for a Sailor' is based on the tune I'll Go and Enlist for a Sailor modified with a second, Cuckoos Nest, both from the Sherbourn tradition.

Figures

Part

Bars

 Tune

Intro

4

(Half) A

 Gone for a Sailor

 Chorus

8

A

 Gone for a Sailor

 Corners

16

2B

 Gone for a Sailor

 Chorus

8

A

 Gone for a Sailor

 Arresting Stars

16

2B

 Gone for a Sailor

 Chorus

8

A

 Gone for a Sailor

 Cast

16

2B

 Gone for a Sailor

  Chorus

8

A

 Gone for a Sailor

 Small Stars

16

2B

 Gone for a Sailor

  Chorus

8

C

 The Big Ship

Douglas

16

2D

 The Big Ship

  Chorus

8

C

 The Big Ship

 Diamonds

16

2D

 The Big Ship

  Chorus

8

C

 The Big Ship

Twos

16

2D

 The Big Ship

Chorus

8

C

 The Big Ship

 Dance Off

8

D

 The Big Ship

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