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==Steps and Movements Used==
 
==Steps and Movements Used==
   
* [[Double]]s left and right ('''DL''' and '''DR''') and back ('''DLb''' and '''DRb''')
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* [[Double]]s forward by the left foot and the right ('''DL''' and '''DR'''), and back ('''DLb''' and '''DRb''')
 
* [[Set and Turn]] left and right ('''STL''' and '''STR''')
 
* [[Set and Turn]] left and right ('''STL''' and '''STR''')
 
* [[Hey]]
 
* [[Hey]]
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[[image:longsix.PNG]]
 
[[image:longsix.PNG]]
   
This dance starts with three couples facing up the hall, one after the oter.
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This dance is done by three couples in line along the hall; when they face up the hall the men are on the left and the women are on the right.
   
 
===First Verse===
 
===First Verse===
   
:Holding customary hands with partners, do a double forward, then a double back again. Turn to face partners and do a set and turn left. Repeat, but this time set and turn right.
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:Facing up and holding hands with partners, do a double forward, then a double back again. Turning to face partners, do a set and turn left. Repeat, but this time set and turn right.
   
 
DL, DRb<br>
 
DL, DRb<br>
 
STL<br>
 
STL<br>
DL, DRb<br>
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DR, DLb<br>
 
STR
 
STR
   
 
===First Chorus===
 
===First Chorus===
   
:Men do a hey to the right, not touching hands, ladies the same to the left.
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:Men do a hey while the women do a hey in mirror image of them, beginning with the first man and woman passing down the middle between the second man and woman.
   
 
===Second Verse===
 
===Second Verse===
   
:Couples to sides by the right with each other, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.
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:Couples do sides by the right with partners, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.
   
 
SdR<br>
 
SdR<br>
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===Second Chorus===
 
===Second Chorus===
   
:Top couple face down the hall, the other couples face up, all taking a hand with their partner. The top couple goes between the second couple and around the third, still holding hands. As each couple get to the top or bottom of the line they drop hands, face the other way, take hands again and move between the approaching couple. Repeat until back into original positions.
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:Do the figure from the first chorus, but this time taking hands, as follows: First couple face down, join inside hands, and lead down under the second couple's arms as the second couple faces up, joins inside hands, and goes up the outside past the first; continue this action with the third couple joining hands and leading under the first couple's hands, etc., each couple changing hands at either end of the line, and the couple at the end always leading under the next couple's arms, until all have returned to their original places.
   
 
===Third Verse===
 
===Third Verse===
   
:Couples to arms by the right arm with each other, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.
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:Couples do arms by the right arm with each other, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.
   
 
AR<br>
 
AR<br>
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===Third Chorus===
 
===Third Chorus===
   
:As the first chorus, except that the first couple cross at the beginning to hey with the opposite line, and cross again when they reach the bottom.
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:As the first chorus, except that the first man and woman cross over at the beginning to hey with each others' lines, and cross over again when they reach the bottom.
   
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Latest revision as of 22:58, 24 February 2006

Grimstock is a dance from Playford's Dancing Master.

Steps and Movements Used

  • Doubles forward by the left foot and the right (DL and DR), and back (DLb and DRb)
  • Set and Turn left and right (STL and STR)
  • Hey
  • Sides (SdR and SdL)
  • Arms (AR and AL)

Choreography

Longsix.PNG

This dance is done by three couples in line along the hall; when they face up the hall the men are on the left and the women are on the right.

First Verse

Facing up and holding hands with partners, do a double forward, then a double back again. Turning to face partners, do a set and turn left. Repeat, but this time set and turn right.

DL, DRb
STL
DR, DLb
STR

First Chorus

Men do a hey while the women do a hey in mirror image of them, beginning with the first man and woman passing down the middle between the second man and woman.

Second Verse

Couples do sides by the right with partners, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.

SdR
STL
SdL
STR

Second Chorus

Do the figure from the first chorus, but this time taking hands, as follows: First couple face down, join inside hands, and lead down under the second couple's arms as the second couple faces up, joins inside hands, and goes up the outside past the first; continue this action with the third couple joining hands and leading under the first couple's hands, etc., each couple changing hands at either end of the line, and the couple at the end always leading under the next couple's arms, until all have returned to their original places.

Third Verse

Couples do arms by the right arm with each other, then set and turn left. Repeat the other way.

AR
STL
AL
STR

Third Chorus

As the first chorus, except that the first man and woman cross over at the beginning to hey with each others' lines, and cross over again when they reach the bottom.

External Links