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Beautyberry
 
A Moveable Feast
 
Bel Canto
 
Pea Green Boat
 
Cockle Shells
 
Prince William*
 
Diana’s Maggot
 
Red House
 
Gambols
 
Renewal
 
The Homecoming
 
The Shrewsbury Lasses
 
Key to the Cellar*
 
Sweet Potato Stomp
 
Leather Lake House
 
Take a Dance
Madam Fifer’s Inauguration
 
Treasure of the Big Woods
 
* Prompted but not walked-through during the ball.
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Beautyberry
Longways duple minor, 6/8 meter, C, Barnes v3,p24
The Goldcrest Collection, Joseph Pimentel, 2005
Tune: Baptist Johnson, Turlough O'Carolan
Recording: Goldcrest - The Goldcrest Collection
 
A1 1-4 1st crnrs set & turn single.
  5-8 1s cross & go below while 2s move up on bars 7-8.
  9-12 Men (on 1st diagonal) RH-turn.
A2 1-4 Women (on 2nd diagonal) set & turn single.
  5-8 2s cross & go below while 1s move up on bars 7-8.
  9-12 2nd crnrs (on 1st diagonal) RH-turn.
B 1-2 Face ptnr, take nbr's hand, & fall back.
  3-4 Ptnrs slow step L & honor.
  5-8 Ptnrs back-to-back.
  9-10 Star R half-way.
  11-12 Turn single L.
  13-16 Star L once round to progressed places.

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BelCanto
Longways duple minor, 2/2 meter, Bb, Barnes v3,p25
Susan Kevra, 2018
Tune: One Card Short, Dave Weisler, 2018
 
A1 1-4 1st crnrs RH-turn.
  5-6 Ptnrs R-sh siding.
  7-8 All turn single L back to place.
A2 1-4 2nd crnrs LH-turn.
  5-6 Ptnrs L-sh siding.
  7-8 All turn single R back to place.
B 1-4 Circle L half-way and fall back.
  5-8 2 chgs R&L, ptnr start.
  9-12 1s cross & go below ending in middle of line-of-4 while
2s lead up and cast to ends of line-of-4.
  13-16 Line-of-4 up-a-dble & back.
  17-20 1s cross-trail up & around 2s to progress while
2s come together & lead up.

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Cockle Shells
Longways duple minor, 2/2 meter, Dm, Barnes v2,p21
The Dancing Master, Playford, 11th ed, 1701
Modern Reconstruction: Retreads v1 2nd ed, Charles Bolton, 2000
Recording: Bare Necessities By Choice (vol 8), 2004
 
A1 1-4 1st crnrs RH-turn.
  5-8 1s LH-turn.
A2 1-4 2nd crnrs LH-turn.
  5-8 2s RH-turn.
B1 1-2 1st crnrs trade places.
  3-4 2nd crnrs trade places.
  5-6 Circle L half-way.
  7-8 1st cast down while 2s lead up.
B2 1-8 1s & next 2s dble-figure-8
(1s cross down, 2s lead up to start).

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Diana's Maggot
Longways duple minor, 3/4 meter, A
David Macemon, 2017
Tune: Butterflies Waltz, Ruth McLain, 2017
 
A1 1-2 2nd crnrs LH-turn half-way into...
  3-4 2nd crnrs pass nbr L-sh across set, orbit CCW half-way to face ptnr.
  5-8 Ptnrs L-sh gypsy (all home).
A2 1-2 1st crnrs RH-turn half-way into...
  3-4 1st crnrs pass nbr R-sh across set, orbit CW half-way to face ptnr.
  5-8 Ptnrs R-sh gypsy (all home).
B1 1-4 1s cross & go below (4 measures) while
2s dance fwd (1 measure), 2H-turn half-way (1 measure), lead up (2 measures).
  5-8 Half-dbl-figure-8 (2s cast down, 1st cross up, to start; end facing ptnr).
B2 1-2 All pass ptnr R-sh (curved like wide Sharpe/swirly siding).
  3-4 Circle L half-way into...
  5-8 Half-pousette CW (1st crnrs push to start).

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Gambols
4 couple longways, 2/4 meter, A, Barnes v3,p64
Under the Influence, Jenna Simpson, 2014
Tune: Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1799, Shepherd and Shepherdess, Thompson, 1799
Recording: Boldwood - Feet, don't fail me now
 
A1 1-4 Top lady (1W) & bottom man (4M), cast over R-sh one place (followed by ptnr) to finish improper while middles half-pousette CW to nearest end.
  5-8 New middles (original 1s & 4s) single file to the R (CCW) once round.
A2 1-8 Repeat all from new positions (end 1-2-3-4, improper).
B1 1-8 All circle R, then circle L back.
B2 1-4 Middle men down, middle ladies up and acting as a unit: half-hey-for-3 across the set with end cpl (end 1-3-2-4 proper).
  5-8 Ptnrs 2H-turn, then pull back R-sh to form lines-of-4 facing out the sides.
C1 1-4 Lines-of-4 lead fwd-a-dbl & back, bending lines into circles.
  5-8 In fours circle L exactly once round, then
turn R away from circles to form lines-of-4 across the set.
C2 1-4 New lines-of-4 lead away & back, bending lines into circles.
  5-8 In fours, circle L half-way, ptnrs cross passing R-sh.
(End 3-1-4-2).

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The Homecoming
Longways duple minor, improper, 9/8 meter, Gm, Barnes v2,p61
Multiple Calculated Figures, Gary Roodman, 1999
Tune: Jonathan Jensen, 1997
Recording: MGM / Reunion - Old Friends
 
A1 1-2 1M, followed by ptnr, cast below 2s.
  3-4 1M continues around 2M while 1W dances between 2s.
A2 1-2 2M, followed by ptnr, cast above 1s.
  3-4 2M continues around 1W ending between 1s while
2W dances between 1s & around 1M to end of line-of-4.
(All end facing up 2W-1M-2M-1W).
B1 1-2 Line-of-4 lead up 3 steps, turn individually & back up 3 steps.
  3-4 Line-of-4 lead down 6 steps (end facing nbrs).
B2 1-4 Half a hey-4-four (nbrs pass R-sh to start).
(End with nbrs quick 2H-turn 3/4 to face out M on R, W on L)
C1 1-2 Lead away, turn individually, lead back.
  3-4 Women trade places, men trade places.
C2 1-2 All circle L half-way.
  3-4 Ptnrs 2H-turn.

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Key to the Cellar
Longways triple minor, 3/2 meter, Bm, Barnes v2,p4
Dances from Barnes Two, Jenny Beer, 2004
Tune: (Traditional)
Recording: Bare NecessitiesNew Shoots (vol 10)
 
A1 1-2 1s cast to middle place while 2s dance up.
  3-4 3s gate 1s down and around into...
A2 1-2 Lines-of-3 dance fwd & back.
  3-4 2s gate 1s up and around into...
B1 1-4 1s look R (1M down with 3s, 1W up with 2s) and hey-for-3 across the set (L-sh start).
B2 1-2 1s gypsy R-sh.
  3-4 Ptnrs 2H-turn.

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Leather Lake House
Longways duple minor (variation), 2/4 meter, A, Barnes v2,p75
Six Minuets & 12 Country Dances, Bishop, 1778
Modern reconstruction: The Naked Truth, Fried de Metz Herman, 1986
Duple Minor variation: Scott Higgs, 2017
Recording: Bare NecessitiesAt the Ball (vol 6)
 
A1 1-4 Ptnrs set; 2 changes circular hey (ptnr start).
  5-8 Ptnrs set; 2 changes circular hey (end home).
A2 1-4 1s cross & go below (2s moving up);
1s 2H-turn half-way.
  5-8 1s lead down thru next 2s, cast back up 1 place
(2s do not move, all end progressed).
B1 1-4 1s go to 2s on their R (man down, woman up) & circle 4 L once round
(may be circle 3 on ends of the set).
  5-8 Ptnrs RH-turn.
B2 1-4 1s go to 2s on their L (man up, woman down) & circle 4 L once round
(may be circle 3 on ends of the set).
  5-8 Ptnrs LH-turn

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Madam Fifer's Inauguration
Longways duple minor, double progression, 3/4 meter, G
Joseph Pimentel, 2018
Tune: Madame Fifer's Inauguration, Dave Wiesler, 2018
 
A 1-4 2s gate 1s down and around.
  5-8 1W RH-star with the two men.
  9-12 1W hey-for-3 with 2s (L-sh start) while 1M cross set into 1W's place.
  13-14 1s 2H-turn half-way (ending close together).
  15-16 1s fall back 2 single steps to home.
B   Trip to Tunbridge Turns: with four corners*
  1 1s pass R-sh to 1st crnr.
  2-4 1s RH-turn 1st crnr (1s end facing up and down).
  5 1s pass R-sh to 2nd crnr.
  6-8 1s RH-turn 2nd crnr (1s end improper facing across set).
  10-12 1s RH-turn 3rd crnr (1s end facing up and down).
  13 1s pass R-sh to 4th crnr.
  14-16 1s RH-turn 4th crnr (all end home).
  17-20 Original 1s & 2s circle L once round.
  21-22 1s cast down center while 2s lead up center(1st progression).
  23-24 1s lead down center while 2s separate and lead up outside(2nd progression)
* From staring position, 1st crnr - R diagonal across set, 2nd crnr - L diagonal across set, 3rd crnr - immediate L in same line, 4th crnr - immediate R in same line.

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A Moveable Feast
3 couple longways, 2/2 meter, G, Barnes v3,p99
Susan Kevra
Tune: Duck-Duck Go, Rachel Bell, 2016
 
A1 1-4 1s RH-turn (ending close).
  5-8 1s long cast to middle place (2s moving up).
A2 1-4 1s pass R-sh across set, loop L around 1 person (1M with 2W, 1W with 3M) to make lines-of-3 (1W with 3s facing up, 1W with 2s facing down) and join hands.
  5-6 Line-of-3 fall back.
  7-8 Lines-of-3 go fwd, pass thru R-sh, flip R to face back and reform lines.
B1 1-2 Lines-of-3 fall back (not too far).
  5-8 1s dance to their R to make wavy lines-of-3
(1M facing out between women, 1W facing out between men, others facing in).
  5-6 All set R & L.
  7-8 With person on their R, 1s 3/4 RH-turn to face ptnr
(1M facing up between 3s, 1W facing down between 2s).
B2 1-4 1s pass ptnr L-sh and loop L around 1 person to end proper in middle place.
  5-8 All ptnrs back-to-back

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Pea Green Boat
Longways duple minor, 2s improper, double progression, 6/8 meter, D
Rosemary Hunt
Tune: The Runcible Spoon, Steve Hunt, 2009
 
A1 1-2 Nbrs take 2H. With man as pivot turn woman 1/4 CW (to outside of set, W facing in).
  3-4 Men draw women straight back into set.
  5-8 Ptnrs set R & L, pass R-sh (end across from nbr, 2M/1W facing up, 1M/2W facing down).
A2 1-4 Star R once round with these new dancers (returning to...)
  5-8 Star L once round with original 4.
B 1-4 Women cast R out of the star and orbit half-way round (changing place) while Men follow their ptnr, looping back to where the ended the star
(1st progression, ending across from ptnr, 1s improper, 2s proper).
  5-8 With these new nbrs, L-sh back-to-back (end facing ptnr).
  9-12 With these new nbrs, 2 changes R&L, ptnr start (2nd progression).
  13-16 Ptnrs set and turn single.
Note: end effects work themselves out. Do not cross over when out.

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Prince William
3 couple longways, 2/2 meter, A, Barnes v1,p100
Compleat Country Dancing-Master, Walsh, 1731
   
The Playford Ball, Keller and Shimer, 1994
Recording: Bare NecessitiesMore Favorites of the Boston Center (vol 2), 1999
 
A1 1-8 Crossover mirror hey (1s only cross at the top).
A2 1-8 Crossover mirror hey (1s only cross back at the top; all end home).
B1 1-4 1s cross and go below (2s moving up).
  5-8 1s 2H-turn 1-1/2 (ending proper).
B2 1-4 2s cross and go below (1s moving up).
  5-8 2s 2H-turn 1-1/2 (all end home).
A3 1-4 1M (going 1st) RH-turn 3W while 1W RH-turn 2M )while 2W moves up to 1W place).
  5-8 1s LH-turn in center.
A4 1-4 1s RH-turn 2nd crnrs (1M & 2W, 1W & 3M).
  5-8 1s LH-turn in center (end facing women's side, 1W on R)
B3 1-4 1s lead out between women, cast away around 1 person (1M up, 1W down), reenter set from ends.
  5-8 1s 2H-turn in center (end facing men's side, 1W on R).
B4 1-4 1s lead out between men, cast away (1M down, 1W up), reenter set from ends.
  5-8 1s 2H-turn moving to bottom while3s cast up to middle place,
(new order 2-3-1).

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Red House
Longways duple minor, 2/2 meter, Am, Barnes v1,p105
Dancing Master, 1695
   The Playford Assembly, Graham Christian (Philadelphia Variation)
Recording: Bare NecessitiesAt the Ball, vol 6
 
A1 1-4 1s dance fwd-a-dble & back while 2s back-a-dbl & fwd up.
  5-6 Ptnrs set R&L.
  7-8 1s cast down while 2s move up.
A2 1-4 1s dance fwd-a-dble & back while 2s back-a-dbl & fwd up.
  5-6 Ptnrs set R&L.
  7-8 1s cast up while 2s move down.
B1 1-8 1M followed by P, cast down around 2M, up between 2s, down around 2W. and across set into 2nd place (2s moving up).
B2 1-8 2W followed by P, cast down around 1W, up between 1s, down around 2G, and across set into 2nd place (1s moving up, all end home).
C1 1-8 2M hey-for-3 with 1s, R-sh start.
C2 1-8 2W hey-for-3 with 1s, L-sh start, finishing early so at end 1s cast down while 2s move up.

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Renewal
Longways duple minor, improper, 2/2 meter, Dm
CDSS News: Winter 2018-2019, Gary Roodman, 2018
Tune: Ashes, Rebecca King, 2017
 
A1 1-4 Circle L half-way, fall back with nbr (but not too far).
  5-8 Ptnrs back-to-back.
A2 1-2 Women trade places R-sh.
  3-4 Women loop R to face ptnr while men turn single R to face ptnr.
  5-8 Ptnrs 2H-turn once round and a little more (end women in center of set, 1s facing up, 2s facing down).
B 1-4 All fwd-a-dble & back (end facing ptnr, women back to back in center of set).
  5-8 Half hey-for-4 a la "Whiskey Before Dinner"
(women pass ptnr R-sh and loop R to face out while men half-hey R-sh ending next to and left of nbr woman).
  9-12 Nbrs lead away and turn as cpl to face ptnr.
  13-16 Ptnrs gypsy R-sh (end progressed, ready to circle).

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Shrewsbury Lasses
3 couple longways, 2/2 meter, D, Barnes v1,p117
Twenty Four Country Dances, Thompson, 1765
   The Playford Ball, Keller and Shimer, 1994
Recording: Bare NecessitiesAt Home (vol 5)
 
A1 1-4 1M slow set and honor R & L to 2W.
  5-8 1M & 2W 2H-turn
A2 1-4 1W slow set and honor R & L to 2M
  5-8 1W & 2M 2H-turn.
B1 1-2 1s cast down to 2nd place (2s moving up).
  3-6 1s & 3s (bottoms) circle L once round.
  7-10 1s skipping continue orbit CW (1M up, 1W down) around end cpl and back to middle place improper.
  11-12 1s 2H-turn half-way (ending proper).
B2 1-4 3s cast up to 2nd place (1s moving down).
  5-8 2s & 3s (tops) circle L once round.
  7-10 3s skipping continue orbit CW (3M up, 3W down) around end cpl and back to middle place improper.
  11-12 1s 3H-turn half-way (ending proper, new order 2-3-1).

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Sweet Potato Stomp
Longways duple minor, 2/2 meter, Dm
David Macemon, 2016
Tune: Ruth McLain, 2016
 
A1 1-2 Star R half-way.
  3-6 1s CW mad robin up thru 2s (start 1G up middle, 1W up outside).
  7-8 1s pass L-sh across set.
A2 1-2 Star L half-way.
  3-6 2s CCW mad robin up thru 1s (start 2G up middle, 2W up outside).
  7-8 1s pass R-sh across set (all improper).
B1 1-6 2W hey-for-3 with 1s, R-sh start.
  7-8 Ptnrs set.
B2 1-6 1s cast down & half figure-8 up to progressed places while
2s half-figure-8 up & then lead up center to progressed places.
  7-8 Ptnrs set.

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Take a Dance
Longways duple minor, 6/8 meter, D, Barnes v1,p124
Modern interpretation: Wrights Humour's, Kathryn and David Wright, 1979
    The Playford Assembly, Graham Christian, 2015
 
A1 1-4 1s lead down thru 2s, cast back up to place.
  5-8 1s 2H-turn.
A2 1-4 2s lead up thru 1s, cast back to place.
  5-8 2s 2H-turn.
B1 1-4 1s cross the set and go below (2s moving up).
  5-8 1s half figure-8 up thru 2s.
B2 1-8 4 changes R&L, ptnr start.

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Treasure of the Big Woods
Longways duple minor, 2/2 meter, Dm, Barnes v3,p137
The Goldcrest Collection, Joseph Pimentel, 2005
Tune: Lamp on the River, Dave Wiesler, 1998
Recording: Goldcrest - The Goldcrest Collection
 
A1 1-4 Ptnrs half-pousette CW (1st crnrs push to start).
  5-8 2nd crnrs (in 1st diagonal places), RH-turn.
A2 1-4 Ptnrs continue half-pousette CW.
  5-8 1st crnrs RH-turn (all home). CW).
B1 1-2 1st crnrs cast L-sh into nbr's place while 2nd crnrs gypsy L-sh into nbr's place
(end in nbr's place, 1st crnrs facing in, 2nd crnrs facing out).
  3-4 Nbrs gypsy L-sh half-way to original place and take hands in long wavy lines
(all home, 1st crnrs facing out, 2nd crnrs facing in).
  5-6 All set R & L.
  7-8 Original nbrs LH-turn 3/4 so that 1st crnrs meet in center of set.
B2 18 Hey-for-4 across set (1st crnrs pass RH-start, all end going to progressed places).

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