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Tradition: Fieldtown

Set: 6 dancers

Props: Hankies

Stepping: Double

Figures: Standard Fieldtown, each followed by a Chorus

Chorus:

  • Corners cross to each others’ positions.
  • Corners cross back to original position using a variable step.

Explanation:

  • Corners cross and then cross back in numerical order: 1st corners (1 and 6) cross, then 2nd corners (2 and 5), then 3rd corners (3 and 4).
  • Before crossing and before crossing back, dancers do a Once to Yourself.
  • To do the initial cross, they do two Side Steps (i.e., two double steps at an angle) then Galley Round, touch Right feet, and quietly walk back into place.
  • The step that they use to return home varies with each iteration, as follows:
    • 4 Side Steps
    • 8 Plain Capers
    • 4 Foray Capers (Beetle Crushers)
    • 4 Upright Capers
  • After crossing back, dancers do a Galley Round at Home.

Notes:

  • In this dance, Foot Up & Down uses a Galley Round as the Retreat to Home.
  • FINISH: Full Hey ends with Caper Out and Show hankies.