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Source

Modification of Astwood Bank Long Ho Dance taught by a UK team at a USA workshop and emailed to Trellis 2002. Introduced 2002

Tune

Kingston Black

DTN composition, named after the cider apple and in remembrance of Ian Shaw

Formation:

Set of 6 in straight line.

1><2 3><4 5><6

1 long stick each.

Step:

Single step for figures.  Stand for chorus.

Sequence:

Chorus

Hit & Ho

Chorus

Right shoulder

Chorus

Left shoulder

Chorus

Hey

Chorus

Windmills

Chorus

Hit & Ho

Right shoulder

Chorus

Left shoulder

Chorus

Hey off

Chorus

Forehand tips and buts 4 times each.  Clash at top on 9 and loop round to left.  1 and six loop solo.  3 and 4 loop round each other in a circle 180 degrees opposed.  4 and five do the same as 3 and 4.

Hit&Ho

1 and 6 do figure of 8 Ho through middle of set beginning with right shoulder pass of 2 and 5.  2 and 5 turn left and do ?fighting? (two hand grip stave fighting) with 3 and 4 respectively.  2 and 5 turn left out of ?fighting? at end of figure to be ready for next chorus.

Right Shoulder

All pass partners (1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6) right shoulder for 2 steps.  All turn left to face out of set in two columns of three and go backwards through set to form set of two columns of three.  Step on the spot and then all do left shoulder dozey doe.

Left shoulder

All do left shoulder dozey doe.  When back in place all turn to face right (1, 3, 5 face down set 2, 4, 6 face up set).  All take two small steps forward and then side step to left to pass behind opposite (1 behind 2, 3 behind 4, 6 behind 5).  Make two columns again on opposite sides still facing as before.  All then step diagonally backwards to reform straight set.

Hey

All six do 1 ? hey.  Starting right shoulders and ending with set inverted.  6 to 1.

Windmills

6, 5 and 3 make a right hand star at the top of the set using 5 as the pivot.  1, 2 and 4 put sticks in left hand and make a left hand star at the bottom of the set using 2 as the pivot.  As the stars rotate top feeds into bottom star and bottom feeds into top, changing sticks over as they change.  Top set leads.  Order is 6 into bottom, 1 into top, 5 into bottom, 2 into top, 3 into bottom, 4 into top.  As the stars continue to turn change back from the top; 1 into bottom, 6 into top, 2 into bottom, 5 into top, 5 into bottom, 4 into top.  There is time for one complete revolution of re-formed stars before returning to inverted set ? 6 to 1.

 

Dance then repeats from inverted position.

Hey off

All six do ? hey starting right shoulders.  1 and 6 lead straight off at the ends.