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GALLOPEDE

This is one of many English dances that are simple, but have a happy spirit that makes them enjoyable.

Recording: galopede--019.mp3.zip

Formation: Couples (about 6) in longways sets. Head of hall is R of W to start.

   Partners face. Lines advance FWD and BKWD, 
   pass through. 
   REPEAT.

  Swing partners.

  Head couples polka down center of sets.

REPEAT entire dance.

OR

Measures
1-2        Introduction - no movement
PART 1
1-4        Face partner w/hands joined in lines. Walk FWD 3 steps, M/L, W/L; bow to partner on
           count 4. Walk BKWD 4 steps to place.
5-8        Pass through. Release hands, and pass partner’s R should to change places w/8 steps. Turn
           R to face partner on last step.

           REPEAT measures 1-8 to return to original position.

PART 2
1-8        Partners step FWD, join both hands, and swing CW with a polka step.

PART 3
1-8        Head couple polka down center of set in shoulder-waist position to foot of set. Other
           couples clap hands and move one position up the set to repeat dance with new head
           couple.

HINTS FOR LEARNING:
You may use a skipping step instead of the polka for the two-hand swing and the polka- down-the-center.

??Another version??

Couples face counter clockwise around room – ??formation
?? Women on RHS of men.

   8 chassez steps to Mens left (4 bars)
   4 W turning steps (4 bars) ??
   If want a rest, or to do more turning steps, go
   into centre of room.
       POLKA
       M rt arm around waist
       Lt. lower ??
       begin M Left to begin
       slide Lt, bring Rt up. ??
       slide Lt, rest ??
ins_gallopede.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/20 15:29 by nashjc