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The Common Figures, danced to the 'A' music.

Figures 1 & 2

1. FOOT UP

2 double steps forward,
2 singles back to place,
then feet together jump and clash sticks once with partner.

All of this is then repeated.

Performed to the 'A music' (8 bars).


2. BACK TO BACK

This is similar to a dos-si-dos in Country Dances.

Partners face each other across the set, dance one double step towards each other passing right shoulders and one double step to the right behind their partner. Then dance two single steps backwards to place passing left shoulders, ending with two single steps, feet together jump and clash sticks.

Repeat passing left shoulders, stepping to the left to dance back passing right shoulders.

Performed to the 'A music' (8 bars).


Go back to:
STEPS, STICKING and the MUSIC

Go on to:
FIGURES 3 & 4 Processional Down & Up
FIGURES 5 & 6 Hands around & Adderbury Hey
THE WHOLE DANCE from the walk round to the walk off (with a list of the figures)
Dance Notation summary for the whole dance (for printing)


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