KEMPONOLOGY
kempish gold; kemp's reel; barry's boutade; june's jaunt; sunny road; kemponology
 

Barry’s Boutade

longways 3 couples 16 bar march

[4]   Grimstock Hey

[4]   Dip & Dive

[4]   Two-hand Cascade (Four moves)

[4]   Swing Partner

Cascade: Top couple chasse down as others move up; then new top couple;

then new top couple; then (original) top couple

 

June’s Jaunt  
circle 3 couples (numbered counter-clockwise)                    32 bar polka
[4]   1st couple cross to dance figures-of-eight through side couples (1st Lady through 3rd couple; 1st Man through 2nd couple)    1st couple end at home place but improper
[4]   1st couple advance to centre for 3-handed stars (1st Lady left-hand with 3rd couple; 1st Man right-hand with 2nd couple);1st couple lead to bottom and cast up outside to…
[4]   3-handed stars (same hand with same couple but 1s on the outside); 
        1s pop through side couple’s arch and swing in centre
[4]   Promenade reel of three (1st couple start passing 2nd couple by the right) 1s end in home place, proper
[4]   Promenade around circle; Wheel half-way for texas star (Ladies joining right-hand in centre) clockwise, and form circle
[4]   All to centre and back;  Circle left
[4]   Ladies’ Chain (twice – thereby changing Partners)
[4]   Balance & Swing new Partner
2nd time:  2nd Man and original 3rd Lady begin
3rd time:  3rd Man and original 2nd Lady begin

 

 
Kemp’s Reel   

longways becket improper            32 bar reel

1st couples are on Man’s file; 2nd couples are on Ladies’ file

[]   1st Man and 2nd Lady lead down centre, turn individually and lead back to place

[]   2nd Man and 1st Lady lead up and back

[]   Do-si-do Partner;  Swing Partner, face across

[]   Pass through, chase clockwise (double progression);

      in new fours, Ladies pass right shoulder to start 3/8 reel across to progressed places

 

Kempish Gold      

longways duple improper            32 bar jig

[]   1st Man in line of three with Partner and 2nd Lady leads down past the NEXT 2nd

      Man, the line then chases (single file) to right past that 2nd Man, up the outside 

      past original 2nd Man (who has moved up) and curls clockwise to end with 1st 
      couple 
in 2nd place (improper) and 2nd couple in 1st place (proper)

[]   Right-hand star;  Ladies’ Chain across (half-way)

[]   Long lines forward & back;  Swing Partner (on side lines)

[]   Flutter-wheel;  Half circular hey (no hands) start passing Partner right shoulder

 

Kemponology    

square set            48 bar jig

[]   1st Lady and other three Men advance, balance in circle; Circle left & fall back to place

[]   1st Man and other three Ladies advance, balance in circle; Circle right & fall back to place

[]   1st Lady and other three Men advance, right-hand balance and star

[]   1st Man and other three Ladies advance, left-hand balance & star

[]   Grand Chain half-way;  Swing Partner

[]   Promenade to home place;  All to centre & back

 

Sunny Road  

longways 6 couples (4s 5s 6s improper)            32 bar reel

Active dancers are couples 1 and 4

[]   All Men pass Partners by the right and chase up/down to other end;

      At both ends of set, 6 hands round (circle) half-way

[]   All Ladies pass opposite Man by the right and chase up/down;

      At both ends of set, 6 hands round (circle) half-way

[]   Active dancers with couple below them R&L ¾ (start with Partner);

      Active dancers turn next neighbour (below) with left-hand

[]   Active dancers with couple below them R&L ¾ (start with Partner);

      All do-si-do Partner

 
20-12
best be four; billericay bounce; cappodocia; dance of the four apostles; delaware bubbles; whitby walking; riga reel; gringotts; hexabavaria; trip to banstead; viscount & lady wessex; zoological gardens

20-12 VIDEO
 

Best Be Four 

2 couples            32 bar jig

(couple facing couple across the hall, Ladies on right of partner)

<1>

[]   Forward & Back;  Do-si-do contrary

[]   Face Partner: Forward & Back;  See-saw (do-si-do left shoulder)

[]   Double-Figure-Eight

(couple with Man nearer the Men’s wall start by crossing through other couple)

[]   Waves Of The Sea

(couple with Man nearer the Men’s wall start going forward and back

WHILE other couple cast – see below)

NB:  Contrary is now your partner and couples are facing up and down the hall)

<2>

[]   With contrary (former partner) in-to-line siding right shoulder; Do-si-do

[]   With partner, side left shoulder;  See-saw

[16]   as above

NB:  Dancers will be with original partner but opposite where they started

<3>

[32]   Arm right – etc

(note – there will be a different Man nearer the Men’s wall)

<4>

[]   Circle left;  Do-si-do contrary

[]   Circle right;  See-saw partner

[16]   as above
WAVES OF THE SEA (a figure from Running Set)

One couple lead forward and fall back WHILE other couple cast round them and cross and continue round to partner’s place;  Repeat, changing patterns.

 

Billericay Bounce 

longways Becket  32 bar reel

[]   Slice right twice (double progression)

[]   Men allemande left 1½; Ladies’ Chain across (halfway)

[]   Push-off hey (start Ladies pass Right Shoulder)

[]   Balance and swing

 

Cappodocia 
variation on the Hambo

 Couple dance

16 bar hambo (waltz)

Start side by side, nearer hands joined

 A1

Bar 1: Step forward (outside foot) and swing/lift other foot

Bar 2: Repeat starting with inside foot

Bar 3: Run forward three steps

Bar 4:  Close and pause

Bars 5-8: Sideways “do-si-do” moving clockwise

(i.e. Lady slides behind Man and then in front

WHILE Man slides in front and then behind)

 A2

Bars 1-2: Lady turns single clockwise

Bars 3-4: Man turns counter-clockwise

 

Bars 5-8: Swing with “cuddle” hold (i.e. both dancers holding shoulders of their partner)

 

Dance of the Four Apostles      (original version)

longways 4 couples             32 bar reel
[]   1st & 3rd couples half-poussette (counter-clockwise) to change places;

      then bottom two couples half-poussette (clockwise) to change places

            [order now 3 2 4 1]
[]   Top three Men hey ½ way along the sides, as do the top three Ladies (starting from the top passing right shoulder); 
then all four on each side hey ½ (again passing right shoulder to start)

            [order now 1 3 2 4]
[]   Repeat A1 from new positions BUT clockwise from top and counter-clockwise at bottom

            [order now 2 3 4 1]

[]   Lines fall back, come forward;  Two-hand turn partner

 

Dance of the Four Apostles      (revised version)  

This revision was prompted by a suggestion from Les Barclay

longways 4 couples             32 bar reel
[]   1st & 3rd couples half-poussette (clockwise) to change places;

      then bottom two couples half-poussette (counter-clockwise) to change places

            [order now 3 2 4 1]
[]   Top three Men hey ½ way along the sides, as do the top three Ladies

       (dancers in third place start by passing daner in second place right shoulder); 

then all four on each side hey ½ (passing left shoulder to start) [order now 1 3 2 4]

[]   Repeat A1 from new positions [order now 2 3 4 1]

[]   Lines fall back, come forward;  Two-hand turn partner

 

  

Delaware Bubbles 

longways 3 couples 32 bar jig

[]   Right-hand balance & box the gnat;  Left-hand balance & swat the flea

[]   Middle couple half-figure-eight up;  then bottom couple half-figure-eight up

[]   Top two couples rights & lefts

[]   “Bubbles” figure

BUBBLES: Top couple cast while others do half right-hand turn moving up one place; repeat thrice (from new positions)

 

 

Gringotts  

contra cross formation                 32 bar reel

[]   Allemande left with Corner (Opposite in Duple sets);  Swing partner

[]   Duples Ladies’ Chain WHILE Squares Ladies’ Star Chain

[]   Set to centre of current duple/square, petronella one place; Repeat

[]   Do-si-do partner;  Star-through with partner and pass through

 

Hexabavaria  

rectangle six couples (i.e. 4 heads + 2 sides)   32 bar reel

[16]   Hexagonal variation on “Trip To Bavaria” figure halfway (6 changes – 12 bars)* then two-hand turn partner (4 bars)

[8]   Head couples: Ladies’ Chain (across and back)

[8]   Promenade counter-clockwise for two positions; swing

BAVARIA VARIATION:

End couples pass giving right hands WHILE couples in Head positions star right half-way; then in pairs along the lines, pass giving left hands.

 

Repeat from new positions.
Repeat from new positions (to end halfway around the set from starting position)
 

 

Riga Reel   

longways 3 couples 32 bar reel

[16]   Top 2 couples star right (4 bars); then the two ladies – in tandem – dance reel of three across the set with 3rd couple (8 bars); then top 2 couples star left (4 bars)

[8]   Top 2 men – in tandem – dance reel of three with 3rd couple

[8]   Cast from top to invert the set; swing partner

 

Trip to Banstead 

longways Becket 32 bar jig

[]   Long lines forward & back;  Do-si-do opposite

[]   Double star-through*;  Wheel half-way (Man backing), Ladies cross passing right shoulder

[]   In fours, circle left then pass through along the line; 

      with next couple, right-hand balance and star ¾

[]   Balance & swing partner
*DOUBLE STAR-THROUGH

Star through with opposite (Man’s right-hand to Lady’s left-hand – change places with Lady turning under.)

Star through with partner (Man’s LEFT-hand to Lady’s RIGHT-hand.  End facing out)

 

Viscount & Lady Wessex  

longways 3 couples 40 bar reel

[]   1st couple petronella to centre and set; then petronella to side lines and set

[]   1st couple cross, giving right-hands, and cast to 2nd place; 

       then left-hand turn and end facing 1st corners

[]   Half diagonal reel with 1st corners, 1st couple touch right hands as they turn to face

       2nd corners; 

        Half diagonal reel with 2nd corners, then 1st couple right-hand turn to end facing up (proper)

[]   1st couple lead up and cast to second place

       WHILE others set and cross giving right-hands (to partners); 

       in threes, star right (1st Lady with couple at top and 1st Man with couple at bottom)

[]   Circle left and right

 

Whitby Walking     

Longways set for three couples 64 bar waltz

The second couple lead

 A1       2nd couple lead up & cast back

            WHILE others Right & Left (two changes) starting with neighbour; 

            Half-hey across (Man with bottom couple, Lady with top couple BUT she

             effectively does left-shoulder do-si-do around top Man’s position to end beside

 her partner in the centre of the set, facing the Man’s wall

A2        Repeat from these positions (i.e. treating the Man’s wall as “up”)

B1         Repeat, facing down

B2        Repeat, facing Ladies’ wall

A3      Top two couples star right halfway WHILE bottom couple cross giving right hands, then bottom neighbours cross giving left hands; all do-si-do

A4         Petronella turns to line of six, set to partner; two-hand turn ¾

B3        Top two couples star left halfway WHILE bottom couple cross giving left hands,

then bottom neighbours cross giving right hands;  all see-saw (do-si-do left shoulder)

B4        Reverse petronella turns to line of six, set to partner; two-hand turn ¾ counter-clockwise

 

Zoological Gardens

longways 6 couples 40 bar reel

[]   6th lady stands still while other ladies dance figure-of-eight around man below their

      partner (counter-clockwise) and partner (clockwise)

[]   6th man stands while other men dance figure-of-eight around lady below their

      partner (clockwise) and partner (counter-clockwise)

[]   Top two couples reverse-flutter (1st Man & 2nd Lady start with left-hand) plus

      quarter more & fall back & 1s lead up

      WHILE other couples circle left & right in fours

[]   !st couple cast to bottom and form arch WHILE others follow and come up under arch

[]   Swing
 

 
 
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