Norwich Castle

Source: George Middleton; published in English Dance & Song, Spring 1974. Vol XXXVI. No. 1
Formation: Square

A1 Up a Double & Back (to the Middle); Partner Set & Turn Single
B1 Heads Advance WHILE Sides Face Partners - make Lines of Four across the room (4)
Step Right & Honour (2); Left Shoulder Pass Through (2)
In Fours: Star Right Half Way (4)
Heads Lead Home through the Middle WHILE Sides Cast Home (4)
B2 The same for Sides - the lines are up & down the room
A1 Partner: Into Line Siding Right Shoulder; Into Line Siding Left Shoulder;
B1 Heads Circle Left Half Way - Face Out (4); Heads Individually Cast to behind the nearest Side who Faces Out (4)
In Fours: Circle Left Half Way (4); Heads Lead Home WHILE Sides Turn Single to Home (4)
Note: All are Home but Improper
B2 The same for Sides
A1 Partner: Arm Right; Arm Left
B1 Heads Lead to the Middle and Pair Off (individually turn to face the Sides) (4)
In Lines of Four across the room: Full Hey - start Right Shoulders with your Neighbour - Heads head Home as they finish their last pass (12)
B2 The same for Sides - the lines are up & down the room

A tune is provided, but any 32 bar tune played ABB, to provide 24 bars, would work.

The way that the Up a Double & Back is written means it could be a Lead In, Turn Alone, Lead Out.

The Stars in the first B1 are mirrored, but the Circles in the same point in the second B1 are not. For consistency and ease of calling I would just use Star Rights.

Whereas the Arming is specified as right then left, the Siding is not. The intention may therefore have been to do Left Shoulder Swirly Siding twice.

The Turn Single at the end of the second B2 is not specified. Turn Single Left is a nice flow out of the Circle Left, but Mirror Turn Singles would also look good.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Spring 1974

Norwich Castle

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