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The Buttercross Belles

Queen of the Wells

The Dance

Style: Cotswold Morris

No. of dancers: 6

Length: 96 bars + dance off

Source: Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers

Choreography of figures

  • Foot up
  • Half gyp
  • Back to back
  • Crossover

Notes

Set

 6 dancers in 2 files of 3 facing up

Chorus

 After each figure

Equipment

Handkerchiefs

Arms

 Held close to the body, bent at the elbow, Handkerchief in each hand. In Chorus - waving high in the air. In Figures - make specific pattern with hankies

Stepping

 Distinctive stepping. Right foot start

Tunes

Part

Bars

Key

 Tune

A B

 8 8

G

 Trip to Knaresborough

'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

8

A

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Foot Up

8

A

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Chorus

16

2B

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Half Gyp

8

A

 Trip to Knaresborough

Chorus

16

2B

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Back to Back

8

A

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Chorus

16

2B

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Crossover

8

A

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Chorus

16

2B

 Trip to Knaresborough

 Dance Off

8

C

 Trip to Knaresborough

Other Notes

  • The Score (PDF)
  • Notes on Music Formula and notes on arranging and playing the Music

Information provided by Bob Wilkinson

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