Dances:

Standard Figures:

These figures are used in standard, 6-dancer sets.

Foot Up & Up:

  • (Facing up set) dance forward one double step,
  • Dance in place one double step
  • Retreat to place
  • (REPEAT)

Half Gyp:

  • (Facing partner) dance forward one double step, passing right shoulder
  • Dance in place one double step
  • Retreat to place, passing right shoulder
  • (Facing partner) dance forward one double step, passing left shoulder
  • Dance in place one double step
  • Retreat to place, passing left shoulder

Process Down:

  • Head dancers (1, 2) dance one double step inside set toward Foot dancers (5, 6), who block their path.
  • Same dancers dance one double step in place.
  • Same dancers Retreat to place.
  • Head dancers (1, 2) and Middle dancers (3, 4) dance one double step inside set toward Foot dancers (5, 6), who allow them through.
  • Same dancers dance one double step in place.
  • Same dancers Retreat to place.

Process Up:

Same as Process Down except the Foot dancers (5, 6) process toward the Head dancers (1, 2).

In the second iteration, the Middle dancers (3, 4) join the Foot dancers in processing up.

Hands Round:

  • Take R hands with partner and dance one double step forward.
  • Dance one double step in place.
  • Return to place.
  • Take L hands with partner and dance one double step forward.
  • Dance one double step in place.
  • Return to place.

Adderbury Hey:

  • Info to come

Alternate Figures:

These figures are used in alternate, 4-dancer sets.

Foot Up & Up: As above.

Half Gyp: As above.

Star Right:

  • Head dancers (1 and 2) extend their sticks to Foot dancers (3 and 4), to form a star. All dancers grasp the sticks with the right hand. Typically the taller dancers place their stick under that of the shorter dancers, to make the reach easier for all.
  • Since the dancers are holding the sticks with their right hand, they dance to the left (clockwise) 1/2 way around the set and dance in place. At the appropriate moment, they clash the sticks, typically by the dancers with the lower stick bringing it up to strike the upper. Then they continue dancing left back to place.

Star Left:

  • Same as Star Right except the dancers grasp the sticks with their left hands and move to the right (counter clockwise).

Hands Round: As above.

Figure Eight:

  • Head dancers (1 and 2) cast out from the center of the set to make the lobes of a sideways figure 8. Foot dancers (3 and 4) follow them.
  • All dancers complete the full figure 8.
  • Whatever dancer is moving through the #3 slot has right of way. The dancer coming through the #4 slot makes way for the one coming through the #3 slot.