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CASTLE POINT RUNNING SET
 
CECIL SHARP (collector of traditional songs & dances) believed that emigrants from the Northern counties of England and the Scottish Lowlands took with them their traditional Border dances.  They settled in isolated parts of the Southern Appalachians, and the dancing evolved into a form unknown in England until Cecil Sharp came across it during his trip to America early in the 20th century.  He described the dance as RUNNING SET in ‘The Country Dance Book Part V' in 1917
 
“Running Set is not what the people in Kentucky called it. Basically to them it was `dancing'; perhaps `Square Dance' as opposed to `Ballroom Dance'  … We don't know why Cecil Sharp gave it this name, probably he was confused by the term they used "to run a set" which meant to dance the same figure through for each couple in turn.” ... (Hugh Stewart)
 
 
SIBBY runs Sunday sessions most months in CASTLE POINT.  The sessions run from 3-6pm and cost £4 ... but they are open only to INVITED dancers.
 
For more information, contact SIBBY 01702 354414 
or email sibbycalling@gmail.com

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