The Gipsy's Wedding

Source: Pat Shaw; published in English Dance & Song, Sept. Oct. 1955. Vol XX. No. 1
Formation: Square

A1 #1 Lady dances AC around the outside of the set to home and then into the middle (16)
WHILE #1 Man waits (8) then follows her (8)
A2 #1 Man dives into the middle from wherever he is and #1s Swing
WHILE others: Circle Left around them (16) - #1s move out into the correct place and...
A3 All: Promenade (16)

A1 Circle Left (16)
A2 Corner Swing (8); Partner Swing (8)
A3 Promenade (16)

The Gipsy's Wedding Day by Burl Ives. You can listen to it here. 24 bars.

I believe that I have understood the timing, above. Any clarifications are most welcome.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Sept. Oct. 1955

The Gipsy's Wedding

Original page from English Dance & Song, July August 1955

The Gipsy's Wedding

Pat Shaw was a leading figure in the 20th century dance world. As well as writing his own dances and interpreting dances from the 17th and 18th centuries he also researched traditional dances from the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a regular contributor to the English Dance & Song magazine.

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