HAREWOOD HAZE  (Sibby 2018)

Square set (progression to Corner)

4x40 bar reel Harewood Haze” (Anne Skinner)

[]  Circle left & right


Head couples do half-dolphin hey with Side couple on the right

THEN Head couples do  diagonal reel of four started by Head men passing right shoulder WHILE Side couples left-hand turn 1½

[]  Head couples circle left halfway with left-hand Side couple, Head men pull into lines of four across;  Lines go forward & back

[]  With opposite couple, square thru 2; Swing Corner

[]  Promenade that Corner to Men’s home positions.

<seq>Heads twice; Sides twice

RUNSELL GREEN  (Sibby 2018)

4 couple longways – progression 1342

32 bar reel (“Runsell Green” © Anne Skinner)

[]  In fours, Right-hand star; Half-pothook* (1st Corners Right Shoulder)

[]  Middle four left-hand star and half-pothook* (2nd corners Left Shoulder)

[]  In fours, circle left & right

[]  Lines forward & back; right-hand turn partner


Designated dancers pass diagonally and fall straight back WHILE their partners loop one place along



24 bar waltz (“Harewood Lullaby” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Two-hand hold: balance forward & back then half-turn to cuddle hold* rotate clockwise

[]  Florida twirl**, california twirl; sway2,solo turns

[]  Allemande hold: forward (against line-of-dance) with half-twist, cross-chasse swing

* without releasing hands

** sibby’s term for reverse california twirl (man’s left hand to lady’s right hand)

HAREWOOD LÄNDLER  (Anne & Sibby 2018)


32 bar waltz (“Harewood Ländler” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Tulloch turn*;  

push away & come together (two-hand push) and spin clockwise (turn single)

[]  Tulloch turn (linking left arms);

push away & come together, then man twirls lady into ballroom hold

[]  Chasse two bars along line of dance, back two; swing and end in open hold

[]  Forward two, step away & together;  forward 2, face partner, spin anti-clockwise

*Tulloch turn: Link right arms and hold partner’s left hand behind back, rotate

COUSTEAU REEL  (Sibby 2018)

Square set – clockwise progression

4x48 bar reel (“Cousteau Reel” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Circle left

[]  Heads do-si-do opposites to an ocean wave; balance the wave & right-hand turn 3/4

[]  Dolphin hey across (with sides)

[]  Heads circle left 3/4, pass thru to side waves;

balance the wave & step thru, california twirl

[]  Dip & Dive half-way (Couples facing towards men’s wall dip to start and do not turn when reaching opposite end)

[]  Promenade half-way (Heads leading) to progressed places; swing

LEAH  (Sibby 2018)

Four couple becket (anti-clockwise progression)

4x40 bar jig (“Leah” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Do-si-do Partner to ocean wave; balance, right-hand turn halfway

[]  Balance the wave, 8-box circulate*;  Repeat

[]  Heys for four  across

[]  Grand Chain halfway; swing

[]  All 8 circle left 3/4; Lines go forward & back

*8-box circulate

Ladies box circulate anti-clockwise around centre places

WHILE Men box circulate clockwise around outside places 

Box circulate: the dancers facing another dancer’s back move into that dancers place WHILE that other dancer loops into the next position in the ‘box’ (in a semi-circle)

In loving memory of  Leah, a harlequin-magpie bunny 2018

HAREWOOD FLIP  (Sibby 2018)

Three couple longways – Men progress 1-2-3 WHILE Ladies progress 1-3-2 

3x32 bar reels (“Margaret Matthew” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Lines go forward & back; Do-si-do to tidal wave of six

[]  Balance the wave, right-hand turn halfway;

Balance the wave, those who can left-hand turn halfway and face that person

The line now has two dancers at each end facing in

and two dancers in the centre facing one of those pairs


[]  Dolphin hey (7 changes) with end pairs dancing as single units (start passing left) …

[]  … and then the two dancers at ends of the line dance clockwise to the other end

WHILE two in the centre of the line gypsy;

All swing new partner into longways set.

The name of the dance refers to St Margarets and St Matthews - two year 6 classes at St Ursula’s School in Harold Hill, London.

MIDNIGHT HAZE  (Sibby 2018)

Four couple longways - standard progression

4x32 reel (“Midnight Haze” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Lines go forward & stamp thrice, fall back & stamp thrice;

Lines cross (Ladies make arches) and stamp thrice - do not turn to face

[]  Lines go backwards & forwards (with stamps as before);

Lines cross (Men make arches) and stamp thrice

[]  In fours, star right; Top couple cast to bottom

[]  Do-si-do partner; swing

TWITTY FEE  (Sibby 2018)

4 couple longways (3s & 4s improper) – progression 1243

4x32 bar jig (“Twitty Fee” © Anne Skinner)

Leading couples are 1s & 4s (end couples)

[]  Leading couples set, right-hand turn halfway to promenade hold;

Half-reel across with neighbouring couple (start right shoulder to neighbouring man)

[]  Then half-reel along to end 1s between 2s (at bottom) & 4s between 3s (at top);

handy-turn nearest opposite-sex dancer

[]  Leading couples circle left, then star left half-way & cross by left shoulder

(to progressed positions)

[]  Lines fall back & go forward; Two-hand turn partner

Twitty Fee is a select area in Danbury, Essex. 

DANBURY DAZE  (Sibby 2018)

Three couple longways - progression 1-2-3

3x32 bar minuet with 16-bar intro & coda (“Danbury Daze” © Anne Skinner)


[]  Lead up (2 bars), balance away & together (touching both hands); cast to invert set

[]  Same, start leading down


[]  Grimstock hey with one extra move (i.e. top couple cast to middle place)

[]  Top corners cross; all circle left half-way - set now (3)21

[]  End couples chase clockwise half-way;

Top couple draw-pousette to middle place WHILE middle couple pousette to top

[]  Half-hey along (start bottom neighbours left shoulder); all two-hand turn Partner


Repeat INTRO

Anne composed this piano piece for Rob Sibthorpe.

LINGWOOD  (Sibby 2018)

6 couple longways – progression 145632

6x32 bar jig (“Lingwood” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Lines go forward & back; in fours, circle left

[]  In lines of three, fall back; same sixes circle left halfway

[]  Do-si-do; Balance the star & star right halfway

[]  Gypsy; Swing (or set & turn single)

WOLERY  (Sibby 2019)

Longways - 3 couples - Men progress 123; Ladies progress 132

3x32 bar reel (“Sandon Bridge” © Anne Skinner)

Active couple in middle place

[]  Active dancers go separately to right for three-handed circles left half-way,

then active dancers pop under arch made by others and left-hand turn partner 1½

[]  Repeat (Active dancers at other end of set)

[]  Three-handed (right) stars, Active dancers cross; three-handed (left) stars at other end.

[]  Chevron* on right diagonals WHILE 2nd long corners** cast along their own lines;

all set & turn single

* back-to-back passing on the diagonal and falling straight back to progressed places

** Lady in 1st place & Man in 3rd place



(Sibby 2018 first published in Harewood Heights)

Square set – progression clockwise

32 bar tune in 5/4 time (“Eves Corner” © Anne Skinner)

Notation in 4 bar phrases*:

[]  Grand Square

[]  Reverse Grand Square

[]  Side couples square thru 4 (to end facing Corners)

[]  Star right and left in fours

[]  Hey up & down (start passing Corner left shoulder)

[]  Left-hand turn Corner; Grand Chain (start with Partner)

[]  …finish Grand Chain (in home place) and swing Partner

[]  Promenade ¾ (progression)

*There are two versions of the music on the CD. The second has a bell at the start of every bar (to help dancers unfamiliar with the 5/4 rhythm); the first has no bell.

S N F of D is Sibby’s pet rabbit residing at Danbury Heights.

Eves Corner is at the centre of Danbury village.


(Anne & Sibby 2018 - first published in Harewood Heights)

Three couple circle - progression to Corner

3x32 bar waltz (“Pavilion Waltz” © Anne Skinner)

[]  In circle, balance forward & back, with partner, link* to change places;

With next person, left-hand turn

[]  Ladies star right WHILE Men chase anti-clockwise; when home, see-saw Partner

[]  Petal star** anti-clockwise, then clockwise

[]  Sway out & in and turn to face Corner for Swing


In each pair, Lady casts WHILE Man loops (so both moving clockwise in a semi-circle)

**Petal Star

Men make left-hand star WHILE Ladies make right-hand star AND hold other hands out to side to form petals.

Star rotates with Men going forwards, then back with Ladies going forwards


(Anne 2018)

Square set – no progression

4x32 bar reel (Trip to Netherwyke” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Four Ladies’ Star Chain (across & back)

[]  Head couples tricycle*

[]  Head couples advance to centre, making lines across with Corners, tandem reels across (Head Ladies lead)

[]  All balance twice & swing Partner

Sequence: Heads lead, Sides lead, Heads lead, Sides lead


Active couples right-hand turn Corner half-way, left-hand turn next person all the way,

right-hand turn Corner half-way, left-hand turn Partner all the way


(Sibby 2018)

Longways - 8 couples - standard progression

32 bar reel (“Penny Royal”/2nd Innings © Anne Skinner)

[]  March forward 8 steps, turn; Same to places and face partner

[]  Those who can, right-hand turn with person on right diagonal;

Those who can, left-hand turn with person on left diagonal

[]  Top couple start mexican wave; Repeat

[]  Top couple gallop to bottom; All swing


(Sibby 2018)

Square set - progression: Ladies clockwise

32 bar slip jig (“Elm Green” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Join hands in circle, go forward & back twice; Rainbow stroll one place

[]  Rainbow stroll two more places

[]  Promenade to Man’s home (this is the progression) and swing;

Ladies star right half-way, left-hand turn that man one-and-a-half

[]  Men star right half-way, left-hand turn current partner three-quarters;

Grand Chain three changes, start with next person, honour current partner

Rainbow stroll:

Lead current partner in to centre (3 steps), turn away to face out (3 steps),

lead corner out (3 steps), california twirl (3 steps)


(Sibby 2019)

Longways - 3 couples - standard progression

32 bar waltz (“Daydream” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Lines go forward & back twice; Left-hand turn partner

[]  Top 2 couples dance half-figure-eight (1s cast to begin);

End couples same through middle couple

[]  Bubble

[]  Morris hey


Top couple cast while others do half right-hand turn moving up;

Repeat thrice (from new positions).  

Thus, the original 1st couple do four moves:

  1. cast to bottom
  2. half-turn to 2nd place
  3. half-turn to top place
  4. cast to bottom

Other couples perform sequence from relative places.


(Sibby 2019)

Square set - Ladies progress anti-clockwise

7x32 bar reel (“Hopping Jack Junior”/”Elm Tree Reel” © Anne Skinner)

chorus - ab lib



[]  …continued

[]  Swing Corner (progression)**

[]  Promenade to Man’s home

Sequence: chorus, Heads lead twice, chorus, Sides lead twice, chorus

* Heads forward & star through with opposites & pass thru two & face to fall back to corner & then forward to meet partner (in opposite original square place) then repeat all this to place

WHILE Sides wait 2 bars then follow same movements as Heads

NB when designated couples pass thru, other couples arch

** or balance & swing

chorus suggestions:


Honour other dancers / Circle left / Left-hand turn Corner, Grand Chain / finish Grand Chain, Swing 


Ladies Star Chain / Gypsy left with current Partner, then gypsy right with Corner /

Balance & box the gnat, begin Reverse Grand Chain / ..to place, Swing


Grand Square / Reverse Grand Square / Do-si-do Partner, then Corner / Promenade


(Sibby 2019)

Square set - no progression

48 bar reel (“7 o’clock swing” © Anne Skinner)

[]  Circle left and right

[]  Grand Weave* (all now with original Corner)

[]  Grand Weave (all now with original Opposite)

[]  Ladies Star Chain halfway (to original Partner); Grand Chain home (start left-hand)

[]  Left-hand turn three-quarters; Men star right

[]  Texas star right, wheel half-way; texas star left

[]  Circle right and left

[]  Reverse Grand Weave** (all now with original Corner)

[]  Reverse Grand Weave (all now with original Opposite)

[]  Ladies weave half-way (to original Partner); Gypsy

[]  Grand Chain half-way; Do-si-do

[]  Grand Chain half-way; Swing


Ladies loop clockwise around their corner and stand behind him; Men pass across the set (all at the same time),followed by the ladies (who allow man from right to cross between her and the man she is following); Men turn to face the ladies and star through; Promenade one place around the set (men on the inside), and square the set


Men loop counter-clockwise around their corner and stand behind her; Ladies pass across the set (all at the same time), followed by the men (who allow lady from left to cross between him and the lady he is following); Ladies turn to face the men and star through; Promenade one place around the set (men on outside), and square the set


(Sibby 2019)

Square set - Corner progression

7x32 bar reel (“Here we Pyr-go!”/”Bluebell Stroll” © Anne Skinner)

chorus - ad lib

(The tune is based on PYRGO POLKA written for the Pyrgo Priory School in Harold Hill, London)


[]  Right-hand turn Partner halfway into alamo ring and balance; Repeat to places

[]  Walk & Dodge* to alamo ring & balance; Repeat

[]  Grand Chain half-way; Do-si-do

[]  Ladies star chain three-quarters (progression); Swing

sequence: chorus - figure twice - chorus - figure twice - chorus


as box-circulate with opposite couple, heads & sides simultaneously


(Sibby 2019)

Longways - 3 couples - progression 1-2-3

24 bar waltz (“Harewood Lullaby” © Anne Skinner)


[]  Lead up a double and back; Same down

[]  Top couple half-figure-eight through 2nd couple; 2nd couple same through third couple

[]  Bottom couple cross up between 2nd couple & up outside to top;

all pass partner left-shoulder & loop right

[2] Swirly sidings right & left - etc

[3]  Arm right & left - etc

Arming:  in renaissance style (touching wrists, with straight arms)

Extra challenge:

The recording plays the tune six times. Dancers may repeat the moves as above OR

Reverse the moves thus:


[]  lead down a double & back; same up

[]  Bottom couple half-figure-eight ..etc

[]  … all pass partner right-shoulder & loop left

[5] Swirly sidings left & right - etc

[6]  Arm left & right - etc

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