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Down Back o' t' Shoddy
Barkisland Dance

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Down Back o' t' Shoddy
Barkisland Dance

Source: Traditional, researched by Dave Townsend; published in English Dance & Song, Spring 1982. Volume 44 Number 1
Formation: Longways; Proper

A1 Star Right; Star Left - Double Stepping
A2 Star Right; Star Left - Double Stepping
B1 Shake Right Hands - Wiggle hands sideways as well as up and down
Shake Left Hands - Wiggle hands sideways as well as up and down
B2 Clap in time - finish by clapping Partner's Right Hand
Clap in time - finish by clapping Partner's Left Hand
C1 Foot it with hands on hips, using Clog Steps
Half Poussette AC - Double Stepping

Music:
See the book Down Back o' t' Shoddy; but any suitable 40 bar tune will work. If you drop the second set of stars, which seem a little redundant, then a 32 bar tune would work. Of course, my notation above makes lots of assumptions about the timing, it could be completely different.

Notes:
The Reading Cloggies used to dance this. I wonder if any of them can shed more light on it.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Spring 1982

Down Back o' t' Shoddy
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