Freda's Fancy

Source: Pat Shaw; published in English Dance & Song, Summer 1967, Volume XXIX No. 2
Formation: Sicilian Circle

A1 Face Neighbours: Forward & Back
Promenade Hold: Dance Forward & Right into a Line of Four (Menís Left Shoulders almost touching)
Turn the Line until you are facing the couple behind
A2 Repeat to Places
B1 Gypsy Hey for Three: Neighbour Gypsy Right, Gypsy Left with the person behind
B2 Face Neighbours: Forward & Back
Partner Cross-Hand Swing - traveling AC around Neighbours to face New Neighbours

32 bars

A skip-change step (1-2-3-hop) is used throughout except for the Forward & Backs.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Summer 1967

Freda's Fancy

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