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GUEST,MikeofNorthumbria (Sans cookie) core dances (53* d) RE: core dances 13 Jan 12


Here's a Cumberland Square Eight variation that's worth trying. South of the Tyne they call it the "Durham Square Eight" on our side of the river, it's often called the Northumberland Square Eight.

When calling it for reasonably experienced dancers, I usually start with the traditional CSq8, and introduce this as a variant when they've hit their stride after 2-3 times through. So far, it's always worked well.

A1 & 2: all four couples gallop simultaneously you have twice as much music, so go as far away as you can (or dare!), but get back to place in time

B1 & 2: Right & left hand stars in eights (again, twice as much music to use here)

A1 &2: Basket of eight (again, make it last twice as long)

B1: everybody circle left

B2: promenade home (except last time through, when you just swing your partner)

It's a lot of fun but the usual health and safety warnings apply.

Wassail!


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