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Dilwyn


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Dilwyn Village sign

Sources:

Traditional dance - adapted from version by Silurian MM. (1992)

"The Dilwyn Stick Dance, from the village of …Stick Dance!"

Tune:

Not For Joe.  Play tune very quietly for first sticking and loud for second sticking each time. 
Band shuts up during the song, if you're lucky.

Formation:

Any multiple of 4 dancers, in two lines.  Start facing partners across set.

Step:

High knee single step, NO forward or backward kicks with the free leg.  Lots of stomp.  Left foot lead. 
Stick on shoulder when not sticking.

Sequence:

Sticking.
Cross Overs.
Sticking.
RH Star
LH Star
Song
Sticking
Cross Overs
Sticking

Sticking:

F-F-FFF- F-F-FFF- twice, first time very gently.  Second time with lots of welly.

Cross Overs.

Facing UP the set, do a cross over dancing sideways (keep in lines!), left side of set passing in front of partners, 8 steps.  Belt across as fast as possible, then step on the spot.  Repeat 4 times (new LHS passing in front).  On the last time finish by leaping back into set with a loud yell.

RH Star:

Each subset of 4 does a RH star for 8 steps (half the A music); then turns round into...

LH Star:

LH star for 8 steps, and back into place.

Song:

My friend Billy had a ten foot willy,

and he showed it to the girl next door.

She thought it was a snake,

So she hit it with a rake,

And now it's only five foot four.

Too-ra-loo-ra-li-do, Too-ra-loo-ra-li-i-do,

Too-ra-loo-ra-li-do, play it on the old banjo.

 


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