The Buttercross Belles

Whitby Shindig

The Dance

Style: North West Morris

No. of dancers: 8 or 12 (can be adapted for 6 or 10 also)

Length: 272 bars (8 dancers) or 288 bars (12 dancers) + dance off.

Source: Dance: Persephone Women's Morris, modified by The Buttercross Belles. Music: Selected and arranged by Bob Wilkinson.

Choreography of figures

  • Dance On
  • Flowergate
  • Abbey Windows
  • Swing Bridge
  • Up the Steps
  • Bandstand
  • Whale Bones
  • Round the Streets

Notes

Set

 8 or 12 dancers in 2 files of 4 or 6 facing up (For 6 or 10, files of 3 or 6)

Chorus

 Starts with a chorus then after each figure

Equipment

 Bobbins

Arms

 Holding bobbins by side then at shoulder level

Stepping

 Chorus: Single step. Figures: 2 Polka steps, hands down; 4 Single steps, hands at shoulder level. Left foot start.

Tunes

Part

Bars

Key

 Tune

A B

 16 16

G

 John of Paris

 C D

 16 16

G

 The Three Sea Captains

 E F G

 8 8 8

 G D G

 Voulez Vous Danser

Sequence

Figures

Part

Bars

 Tune

Intro

8

E

 Voulez Vous Danser

 Dance On

16

 F G

 Voulez Vous Danser

 Chorus

16

A

 John of Paris

 Flowergate

16

B

 John of Paris

 Chorus

16

A

 John of Paris

 Abbey Windows

16

B

 John of Paris

Chorus

16

A

 John of Paris

 Swing Bridge

16

B

 John of Paris

Chorus

16

C

  The Three Sea Captains

  Up the Steps

16

D

  The Three Sea Captains

  Chorus

16

C

  The Three Sea Captains

  Bandstand

16

D

  The Three Sea Captains

  Chorus

16

C

  The Three Sea Captains

  Whale Bones

16

D

  The Three Sea Captains

Chorus

16

2E

 Voulez Vous Danser

 Round the Streets

16

 F G

 Voulez Vous Danser

Chorus

16

2E

 Voulez Vous Danser

 Dance Off

16

 F G

 Voulez Vous Danser

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

Information provided by: Bob Wilkinson

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