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THE ESPERANCE MORRIS BOOK. —II.
Notice the movement of the hands in this figure.
Bars 17 to 25.—Nos. 2 and 5 do the same.
Bars 17 to 25.—Nos. 3 and 4 do the same. The dancers have now all changed places again.
Bars 1 to 8.—Back to back.
Bars 17 to 25.—Shake through, with full capers, i.e., Nos. 1 and 6 return to places dancing the same step as in Fig. XI.
Bars 17 to 25.—Nos. 2 and 5 do the same.
Bars 17 to 25.—Nos. 3 and 4 do the same, but at bar 22 the others join in with | R L R hR | L R L hL | and dance towards centre, and at last caper all cry as in " Blue-eyed Stranger."
8.—TRUNKLES (Corner Dance, with handkerchiefs).
The form of this dance is the same as " Laudnum Bunches."
Music, once to yourself.—Jump on last beat.
Bars 1I04 twice.—Shake up.
Bars 5 to 8, three times.—Dance, with kick, i.e., Nos. 1 and 6 dance towards each other | R L R hR | L R L hL I R L R hR I They are now facing each other in the centre with left foot up. On 1st beat of bar 8 the left foot is very quickly brought back, and at the same time the right foot is advanced and stamped on the ground, but not too heavily. On 3rd beat of bar 8 they kick each other's right feet, the movement being made with a straight leg from the side. They then retire backwards to places to make room for Nos. 2 and 5, who do the same, and in their turn make way for Nos. 3 and 4, who repeat the same figure.
Bars 9 to 14, three times.—Corner cross. Nos. 1 and 6 cross to opposite places dancing | R L R hR | L R L hL I R L R hR I turn right about, face each other, and dance towards each other | L R L hL. They have now met, and should back to each other's places, dancing back step (two bars). Nos. 2 and 5 do the same ; then Nos. 3 and 4 ; and all should now be in opposite places.
Bars 1 to 4 twice.—Hey up.
Bars 5 to 8, three times.—Dance with kick, as before, first Nos. 1 and 6, then Nos. 2 and 5, then Nos. 3 and 4, but on this occasion the dancers start on the left foot instead of right. The kick will therefore be with the left foot.
Bars 9 to 14, three times.—Corner cross, i.e., Nos. 1
and 6 dancing as above return to places. Nos. 2 and 5 the same ; then Nos. 3 and 4. All the dancers are now back in their original places.
Bars 1 to 4.—Hands across.
Bars 5 to 8, 3 times.—Dance with kick, as first time.
Bars 15 to 23.—Corner cross, full capers. Nos. 1 and 6 cross to opposite places, but this time they caper I R L I R, jump on both feet | R L | R, jump on both feet I ; turn right about and advance towards each other with I R L I R, jump on both feet | R L | jump on both feet. They should now have met in centre, and proceed backwards to each other's place dancing back step (two bars).
Bars 15 to 23.—Nos. 2 and 5 do the same. Bars 15 to 23.—Nos. 3 and 4 do the same. The dancers are now all in opposite places.
Bars 1 to 4 twice.—Back to back.
Bars 5 to 8 three times.—Dance with kick, starting left foot.
Bars 15 to 23.—Corner cross, full capers. Nos. 1 and 6 return to places, capering as above (Fig. XIII).
Bars 15 to 23.—Nos. 2 and 5 do the same.
Bars 15 to 23.—Nos. 3 and 4 do the same, and as they finish the capering the others join in, and all dance towards centre with four capers | R L | R L | instead of back step, and cry.
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