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Walsh (1712) 24 New Country Dances for the Year 1712 Tom Cook (1975) Come Let's Be Merry

This dance, even with the music reduced in tempo, has a very vigorous and unforgiving B part. To reduce the stress on less athletic dancers, the couples can substitute a half figure 8 and a two hand turn half way instead of the full figure 8s, but must still remember the final cast and lead. Note that couples can opt to do this without interfering with other dancers. — nashjc 2019/10/31 13:42

The music is drawn from Handel's The Alchemist. According to Wikipedia

The Alchemist, HWV 43, is incidental music used for the revival of Ben Jonson's play The Alchemist at the Queen's Theatre, London on 14 January 1710. The work is an arrangement, by an anonymous composer, of music written by Handel.


   A1 1-2  All turn single
      3-4 All balance forward and back
      5-8 All cross with partner and turn over R shoulder to face partner
      and come in towards partner, ready for:
   A2 1-8 repeat to original places
   B 1-4 1st and 2nd M lead between partners and cast back to place
     5-8 1st and 2nd  W do same
     9-14 1st  C figure 8 down through 2s.
     15-20 2nd  C figure 8 up through 1st C
     21-22 1st C cast down, 2nd C lead up to progress

Elverton Grove

Longways for as many as will

   A1    4  Turn single toward corner
         4  Balance forward and back
         8  partners cross by right and turn right to face
   A2   16  All turn single right, and balance and cross as before
   B     8  Men lead through women and back to palce
         8  Women lead through men
        12  First couple figure eight
        12  Second couple figure eight
         4  First couple cast, second lead up Recording:


ins_elverton_grove.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/31 14:16 by nashjc