August dances

By | August 30, 2023


  • Barberini’s Tambourine a longways dance from the Walsh Collection c 1735. We last danced this in August 2019.
  • Bartlett Bells another longways dance.
  • Greensleeves and Yellow Lace this is a 3 couple dance which has gone out of fashion but June is keen to give it another chance. From Dancing Master 1721. It was challenging!
  • Handel with care Gary Roodman 2 couple dance from 1987. 

We danced most of these dances x2.

11.08.23 Some Golden Oldies from 1650’s. (ex 3 & 5)

  • The Maid peeked out the Window or The Friar in the Well a 4 couple dance x2.
  • Gray’s Inn Mask a 4 couple dance with the tune at varied speeds. Very enjoyable.
  • Cat’s Cradle Mk2 a June Jones 4 couple dance. Mk1 28.07.23.
  • Bobbing Joe a 4 couple dance, slow and measured. 4 movements synonymous with Traditional dances.
  • Ashley’s Ride a 3 couple American dance 1795 by Nancy Shepley.
  • Upon a Summer’s Day a 3 couple dance. A fitting finish to an August summer day.

18.08.23 Elfrida recording.

  • Chocolate Cake 4 couple- which we’ve danced before. You can never have enough cake!
  • Bobbing Joe see last week. Music- Balshazzars Feast playing J.Playford’s Secret Ball.
  • Alice – Longways, one of Phillipe Callan’s dances.
  • Connaught Water was tried but abandoned!
  • Swirl of the Sea – square set 4 couple dance.
  • Whim of the Moment – longways. Went well.


  • The Happy Couple a longways dance x2.
  • Prince Georges Birthday a longways dance from 1713 with ‘clapping’ to your neighbour and to your partner.
  • Dancing at Lughnasa a 4 couple dance. x2
  • St. Andrew’s Gardens a longways dance x2

I may have missed a dance here but will add next month if so.

Last Updated on August 30, 2023