White Hart


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Source:

Devised by RMW of Hook Eagle Morris Men. (1995)

Tune:

Buddy Holly hornpipe ("It doesn't Matter Anymore" played as a slow dotted hornpipe).

Formation:

Set of 4 dancers in a square, or multiples thereof.

Step:

Enthusiastic single step throughout.

Sequence:

Chorus
Stars
Chorus
Rounds
Chorus
Dozy Doe
Chorus
Twos round
Chorus
Hey off

Chorus:

Clash with partner three times for three steps, forehand on the beat, then pass right shoulder with partner and turn to face new partner (one step).  Repeat three more times back to place.

Stars

All do right hand star for 8 steps, turn out and left hand star for 8 steps and back to position.

Rounds

All do 4 steps round clockwise to diagonally opposite position, spiralling out to enlarge set, then 1&4 swap places on two steps, followed by 2&3 on two steps.  REPEAT, but circle anticlockwise.

Dozy Doe

Right and left shoulder dozy doe for 8 steps with partner across set (4 steps each shoulder), then left and right and left shoulder dozy doe with partner on side of set (8 steps).

Twos round

1&4 clash for 8 steps whilst 2&3 turn out and dance a whole round clockwise around them and back to place.  Then 2&3 clash whilst 1&4 dance round.

Hey off

'Willy hey': all take 2 steps to dance into line right shoulder to shoulder with partner across set.  Turn to face partner and dance 2 steps on the spot.  Then all dance 8 steps whole hey back to place.  Then on final 4 steps of dance 1&3 disappear off into the crowd going down, 2&4 going up, passing right shoulders.