Loxley Figure Eight

Source: Mrs. Fanny Howkins, collected by Julian Pilling; published in English Dance & Song, Summer 1967, Volume XXIX No. 2
Formation: Three Couples; Longways; Proper

A1 #1s Cross into Full Figure Eight on the Side - #1 Lady starts Left Shoulder with #3 Man, #1 Man starts Right Shoulder with #3 Lady
A2 #1s Cross Back into Full Figure Eight on their own side
B1 Hold Partner's nearest hand:
#1s face #2s: Balance & #1s Dive Through #2's Arch
#1s face #3s: Balance & #1s Dive Through #3's Arch
B2 Partner Swing

32 bar reels.

The dance was probably stepped, and the balances were probably: step right, kick left (hopping on right), step left, kick right (hopping on left).

See More Figure Eights From Herefordshire and See also The Peterchurch Figure Eight for more Figure Eight dances.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Summer 1967

Loxley Figure Eight

Original letter from English Dance & Song, Autumn 1967

Loxley Figure Eight

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