After Dinner Maggot
 
Halsway Sicilian
 
Autumn in Amherst
 
Hazelfern Place
 
Birthday Branle
 
The Introduction
 
Chocolate for Breakfast
 
Mister Isaac's Maggot
 
Doctor Vincent's Delight
 
Orca
 
Enrichez Vous*
 
The Rose of Rochester
 
Fenterlarick
 
Saint Martin's Lane
 
Gold for the Mahieus
 
Sarah
 
The Severn Bore*

Dances marked with an asterisk (*) are considered "For Those Who Know" and will not be prompted nor taught during the Ball.  Even for all other dances which will be prompted, workshop attendance is advised.

Items in red below are changes since the ball booklets were published.


conventions and abbreviations

Unless otherwise indicated…


After Dinner Maggot
Longways triple minor, 2/2 meter, Dm
Prime Calculated Figures, Gary Roodman, 2005
Tune: After Dinner Maggot, Jonathan Jensen
Recording: Band of Friends
 
A1 1-8 1W, followed by ptnr, cast below 2s (2s moving up) into a single file CCW circle with 3s once round; end with 1s improper in the middle facing up (top cpl face down).
9-16 Parallel heys along the lines (1s & top cpl pass R-sh to start); all end where began hey and face ptnr.
B1 1-4 Lines-of-3 set fwd and turn single R into…
  5-8 All circle L half-way and fall back into lines facing ptnr.
B2 1-4 Lines-of-3 set fwd and turn single.
  5-8 Long 1st crnrs (3W & 2M) change places; long 2nd crnrs (2W & 3M) change places.

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Autumn in Amherst
Longways duple minor, improper, 4/4 meter, D, Barnes v2,p7
Antwerp Antics, Philippe Callens, 2002
Tune: The Red Star Line, Kathy Talvitie
Recordings:
   Bare Necessities - Mrs. Beveridge’s Triumph (vol 13)
   A Joyful Noise / Hold the Mustard Seasons of Invention
 
A 1-2 Ptnrs step R and honor; turn single L.
  3-4 Ptnrs LH-turn.
  5-6 Nbrs RH-turn.
  7-8 Circle L half-way; fall back with Nbr on side of set.
B 1-2 1st crnrs change places R-sh; 2nd crnrs change L-sh.
  3-4 Ptnrs half draw-poussette CCW (2nd crnrs moving fwd) to line-of-four across the set (1s on women’s side facing up, 2s on men’s side facing down and men with shoulders adjacent in the center).
  5-6 All lead fwd-a-dble and fall back.
  7-8 Women turn over R-sh while men cast R and move directly to progressed place across the set.
Ptnrs cross R-sh and turn R to face.

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Birthday Branle
3 couple longways, 2/2 meter, G
Odd Calculated Figures, Gary Roodman, 2005
Tune: Birthday Branle, Jonathan Jensen, 2005
Recording: Band of Friends - Band of Friends
(Jonathan’s four part arrangement of the tune is on Gary’s website)
 
A1 1-4 Ptnrs up-a-dble and back.
  5-8 CROSS, CAST, AND INVERT LINES: Each cpl in turn lead to the top, cross over and cast down (3s just turn as a unit to face down).
A2 1-4 Ptnrs down-a-dble and back.
  5-8 CHANGE PLACES: Starting at the bottom, each cpl in turn change with ptnr (1s at the bottom, then 2s, then 3s).
B1 1-4 Take hands along lines, fall back then set.
  5-8 All fwd into ptnr back-to-back.
B2 1-2 Bottom cpl (original 1s) lead up middle and face top cpl (who turn to face them), while middles move down and face each other.
  3-4 All set.
  5-8 GRAND CHAIN: Beginning with facing person, three changes R&L around the whole set.
    (all now improper, 2, 1, 3 order)
C 1-4 Top two cpls star R, into…
  5-8 Bottom two cpls star L, into…
  9-12 All circle R half-way.
  13-16 All set and turn single.

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Chocolate for Breakfast
Longways duple minor, 9/8 meter (slip jig), D
Impropriety II, Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett, 2007
Tune: Top o’ the Mornin’, Jonathan Jensen, 2007
Recording: Roguery - Impropriety vol. II
 
A1 1-2 2nd crnrs LH-turn into…
  3-4 2nd crnrs orbit CCW half-way round to trade places.
A2 1-2 1st crnrs RH-turn into…
  3-4 1st crnrs orbit CW half-way round to trade places.
B 1-4 2s (at top) slip down the middle and back.
  5-6 (face ptnrs) Two changes R&L.
  7-8 1s RH-turn moving down to 2nd place while 2s cast up.

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Doctor Vincent’s Delight, or, Vera’s Valedictory
3 couple longways, mixer, 6/8 meter, D, Barnes v1,p28
Occasions vol 6, Charles Bolton, 1983
Tune: Doctor Vincent’s Delight, Charles Bolton
 
A1 1-4 All set fwd and turn single R to place.
  5-8 Ptnrs RH-turn.
A2 1-4 (Without hands) all fall back a double.
  5-8 Come fwd into ptnr LH-turn.
B1 1-8 Middles star R with ends (2M down, 2W up). Ptnrs gypsy R.
  9-16 Middles trade ends to star L.  Ptnrs gypsy L-sh.
B2 1-4 Lines-of-3 fall back a double, come fwd.
  5-8 All circle L half-way (set is now inverted).
  9-12 Ptnrs back-to-back.
  13-16 Ptnrs cross set passing R-sh, top 2 men & bottom 2 women change place backwards on the line, passing R-sh while others turn single.
    (All have new ptnr and new position).

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Enrichez Vous
3 couple longways, mixer, 3/4 meter, F, Barnes v2,p39
An Enchanted Place and other Dances, Antony Heywood, 1989
Tune: Enrichez Vous, Edith Farrar, 1986
Recordings:
   Masquerade An Enchanted Place
  
Wild Thyme - Dutch Crossing
   The Assembly Players - Old World-New Dances
 
A1 1-8 1s lead cross over mirror hey-for-3.
  9-16 1s cross back to own side in mirror hey-for-3 (all end home).
A2 1-4 1s cross set by RHs, go below while 2s lead up.
  5-8 1s face down and 2H-turn with 3s (nbr below) while 2s 2H-turn ptnr.
  9-12 Circle six L half-way
  13-16 1s (middles) cast up while 3s (tops) lead down and circle L half-way with 2s (bottoms).  (All end home).
B1 1-4 R diagonals set and RH-turn half-way.
  5-8 Middle positions orbit CW 2 places to 2nd long diagonal positions while
2nd long diagonals orbit CW 1 place to middle position of their line.
  9-12 New R diagonals set and RH-turn half-way.
  13-16 New middles (2s) orbit CW 2 places to 2nd long diagonal positions while
New 2nd long diagonals orbit CW 1 place to middle position of their line.
B2 1-4 Middles (1M & 3W) set, trade places R-sh and turn R into...
  5-8 All circle L half-way (CW)
  9-16 New ptnrs back-to-back and 2H-turn.

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Fenterlarick
Longways duple minor, 4/4 meter, C, Barnes v1,p39
CDSS News #97, Joyce Walker, 1977
Tune: Nancy’s Fancy, Fred Grimshaw
Recording: Bare Necessities Modern Treasures (vol 4)
 
A1 1-8 1st crnrs Sharp siding over and back, set and turn single.
A2 1-8 2nd crnrs the same.
B1 1-4 Women lead thru men and cast back to place.
  5-8 Men lead thru women and cast back to place.
B2 1-2 Ptnrs LH-turn three-quarters to a line down center of set.
  3-6 2nd crnrs (middles) RH-turn once and a half while 1st crnrs (ends) orbit CCW half-way round.
  7-8 Ptnrs LH-turn three-quarters to end on own side, progressed.

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Gold for the Mahieus
Three couple longways, 2s improper, 2/2 meter, D, Barnes v2,p52
Continental Capers, Philippe Callens, 1986
Tune: Spagnolette Reformeert (Dutch traditional)
Recording: A Joyful Noise / Hold the Mustard - Red Star Line
 
A1 1-4 1s gate 2s up and around.
  5-8 3s gate 2s down and around.
A2 1-8 Morris hey (top & bottom cpls start by casting, middle cpl by leading up — use skip change step).
B1 1-4 Top two cpls mirror gypsy (2s split 1s to start).
  5-8 Bottom two cpls two changes R&L (ptnr start).
B2 1-4 Ptnrs set and cross R-sh (end facing out).
  5-8 All face R single file CW circle half-way around.

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Halsway Sicilian
Sicilian circle, couple facing couple around the room, 6/8 meter, D, Barnes v2,p56
Pat Shaw, 1970
Tune: As Luck Will Have It, Pat Shaw, 1970
Recordings:
   The Assembly Players - Twickenham Ferry
   The Kenton Ramblers – The Dances of Pat Shaw
   The Dancehall Players More From Dan’s Hall
 
A1 1-4 (Take inside hand with ptnr) cpls go fwd and back.
  5-8 Circle L half-way, cross R-sh with opposite (face new nbrs).
A2 1-8 Repeat A1 from new positions.
B1 1-4 Opposites back-to-back.
  5-8 Ptnrs back-to-back.
B2 1-4 Ptnr half-poussette (men fwd to start).
  5-8 Ptnrs swing (end facing original line of direction).

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Hazelfern Place
Longways duple minor, 6/8 meter, D
Impropriety II, Chris Sackett & Brooke Friendly, 2006
Tune: La Maison de Glace, Rejean Brunet, 1997
Recording: Roguery - Impropriety vol II
 
A1 1-4 Ptnrs back-to-back.
  5-8 Ptnrs 2H-turn and open up to face nbr.
A2 1-4 Nbr mirror back-to-back (2s split 1s to start).
  5-8 Nbr mirror-hand turn once and a quarter (2s split 1s to start) to end in a line-of-four facing up (2s in the middle).
B1 1-4 Lines-of-4 up-a-dble and back.
  5-8 2s lead up and cast down into middle of line-of-four while 1s half-figure-8 (cast down, cross up and cast down) to ends of line facing down.
B2 1-4 Lines-of-4 down-a-dble and back.
  5-8 2s lead down and cast up to progressed place while 1s cast up and cross down to progressed place.

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The Introduction
4 couple longways, 3/4 meter (waltz), Am, Barnes v2,p64
Fried de Metz Herman, 1996
Tune: Carolan’s Cottage, O’Carolan
Recordings:
   Bare Necessities Favorites of the Boston Center (vol 1)
   Foxfire The Introduction
   Hudson Crossing – Bonds of Harmony
 
A1 1-4 Tops (1s) cast and go past two cpls while 2s & 3s sidestep up on bars 3 & 4.
  5-6 Bottom cpls (1s & 4s) star R half-way.
  7-8 Middle cpls (3s & 4s) star L half-way.
A2 1-8 Repeat A1 from new places (on bar 8 release hands in time to ease out for…)
B1 1-8 Half Choice Morsels Hey:
    1-2 R diagonal people cross R-sh.
    3-4 L diagonal people cross L-sh.
    5-8 Repeat bars 1-4.
B2 1-6 Leading cpl (1s), now in 3rd place, lead up to the top then cast to the bottom place.
  7-8 Leading cpl (1s) join crossed hands for a waltz swing.
  3-4 Bottom cpl side-step up one place.
  5-8 Top three cpls join crossed hands for a waltz swing (all end proper).

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Mister Isaac’s Maggot
Longways duple minor, 3/2, meter, C, Barnes v1,p79
Playford, 1698
Recordings:
   Bare Necessities - Strong Roots (vol 9)
   Liz Donaldson, Becky Ross & Colleen Reed  - English Echoes
   The Flying Romanos Take Off!
   Orange and Blue, The Ranchers – English Dancing Master
 
A 1-4 1st crnrs RH-turn three quarters, 1M cross set below 2M and go up outside to place while 2W continue dancing in a small circle to place.
  5-8 2nd crnrs LH-turn three quarters, 1W cross set below 2W and go up outside to place while 2M continue dancing in small circle to place.
B 1-4 (Take inside hand with nbr) fall back six small steps, move fwd (three steps and then turn single R for three steps).
  5-8 Three changes circular hey (ptnr start); end in a line-of-four across facing up (1s in middle).
  9-10 Line-of-4 lead up-a-dble and fall back.
  11-12 All lead up and 2s gate 1s down.

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Orca
Longways duple minor, 6/8, G
Barry Skelton, adapted by Ron Coxall
Tune: Cetacea, Rebecca King, 2017
 
A1 1-8 1s cast down one place, lead through 2s below, cast back up to finish between the original 2s, facing 2W (R).
A2 1-8 Dolphin hey (women pass R-sh to start), end in a line-of-four facing up.
B1 1-4 Lines-of-4 up-a-dble and fall back, closing to a circle.
  5-8 Circle L.
B2 1-8 Dble-figure-8: 1s cross up to start while 2s cast down to start.

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The Rose of Rochester
Round / square for 4 couples, 6/8 meter, D, Barnes v1,p107
Kentish Hops, A. (Bert) Simons, 1970
Tune: The Buttonhole, 1774
Recording: Ring O’Bells Kentish Hops
 
Part I
A1 1-8 Circle L half-way; ptnrs back-to-back.
A2 1-8 Circle R to place; nbrs back-to-back.
B1 1-4 Men cast L & go one place CCW while women set fwd and fall back.
  5-8 Women cast R & go one place CW while men set fwd and fall back.
B2 1-8 Repeat B1 (end with original ptnr across from original place).
Part II
A1 1-8 Ptnrs Sharp side and back-to-back.
A2 1-8 Nbrs side and back-to-back.
B1 1-4 Men cast L & go one place CCW while women star R three quarters.
  5-8 Ptnrs change places by LHs, men star R three quarters while women orbit one place CCW.
B2 1-4 Ptnrs pass R-sh (no hands), men orbit one place CW whilewomen star L three quarters.
  5-8 Ptnrs change place RHs, women continue one place CW while men star L three quarters (end where this figure began).
Part III
A1 1-8 Ptnrs arm R and back-to-back.
A2 1-8 Nbrs arm L and back-to-back.
B1 1-4 All join hands, set fwd into the center and fall back.
  5-6 (Let go of nbr’s hand), men back up while women go fwd half-way to end facing out.
  7-8 (Drop ptnr’s hand, take hands with the next) women back up while men go fwd half-way to end facing in.
B2 1-8 Repeat B1 to original place.

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Saint Martin’s Lane
Longways triple minor, 2/2 meter, Gm, Barnes v1,p113
Playford, 1696; Interpretation
Music from The Virtuous Wife, Purcell, 1694
Recordings:
   Bare Necessities Nightcap
   Childgrove - Early Instincts
   The Assembly Players A Purcell Ball
 
A1 1-8 1M cast (2M moving up) and 2H-turn 3W, 1M cast back up to place.
A2 1-8 1W cast (2W moving up) and 2H-turn 3M, 1W cast back up to place.
B 1-2 1s lead down center (2s moving up) into…
  3-8 1s & 3s dble-figure-8 (1s cross down, 3s cast up to start).
  9-14 1s & 2s dble-figure-8 (1st cross up, 2s cast down to start).
  15-16 Ptnrs 2H-turn.

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Sarah
Longways duple minor, 3/2 meter, Am, Barnes v2,p115
Multiple Calculated Figures, Gary Roodman, 1999
Tune: Agatha, Erasmus Widmann, 1631
Recording: MGM / Reunion - Old Friends
 
A1 1-4 1st crnrs (1M & 2W) RH-turn 1 1/2 to face nbr across the set.
  5-6 1st crnrs go around nbr and back to place (1M goes below & 2W goes above).
  7-8 Ptnrs change place R-sh.
A2 1-4 1st crnr positions (1W & 2M) RH-turn 1 1/2 to face nbr across the set.
  5-6 These 1st crnr positions go around nbr and back to place (2M goes above, 1W goes below; all end back home).
  7-8 Ptnrs change place R-sh.
B 1-4 Circle L half-way and fall back six steps.
  5-8 All go fwd three steps then into three changes circular hey.
(All now improper and not progressed).
C 1-4 1s cast into 2nd place and half figure 8 up around 1st positions to end proper in 2nd place facing down while 2s cross up into 1st place, cast to 2nd place and lead up to 1st place to end facing up for …
  5-6 All turn single over outside shoulder to face back into set.

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The Severn Bore
Longways duple minor, 3/4 meter, Dm, Barnes v2,p116
Fried de Metz Herman, 1991
Tune: Sarabande, Corelli
Recording: MGM - Measured Obsession
 
A1 1-2 1M, moving fwd, set R to 2W and L to ptnr.
  3-4 1M turn single R back to place into…
  5-8 1M & women circle L releasing hands in time to ease out into place.
A2 1-2 1W, moving fwd, set R to ptnr and L to 2M.
  3-4 1W turn single R back to place into…
  5-8 1W & men circle L releasing hands in time to ease out into place.
B1   For the 1s
  1 Come together and face down.
  2-3 Lead down with inside hands joined.
  4 Turn in toward ptnr to face up.
  5-6 Lead up with inside hands joined.
  7-8 Go up outside nbr and around that person to end in the middle of a line-of-four across, facing nbr.
    while, for the 2s
  1-2 Cast up one place.
  3-4 Face down and follow the 1s, inside hands joined.
  5-6 Still facing down, fall back (hands still joined).
  7-8 Lead down and cast up to follow nbr; end on the outside of a line-of-four across, facing nbr.
B2 1-6 Hey-for-four (pass nbr R-sh to start).
  7-8 1s LH-turn moving down to progressed place.

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