Frances Ann's Delight

Source: George Middleton; published in English Dance & Song, Summer 1975, Vol. XXXVII No. 2
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper

A1 #1s Cross Over, Cast Down, end in the middle of a Line of Four facing Up
Up the Hall in Lines of Four, Setting R/L
Fall Back, Bend the Line
A2 Circle Left; Circle Right
B1 Face Out: Lead Out with Neighbour(4)
Face Neighbour: Step Right, Honour, Step Left, Honour (4)
Lead In; Partner Cross Over, Turn Right to Face Partner
B2 #2s Half Figure Eight Down
Partner Dosido

32 bar jig at 66bpm. This seems a little slow; the versions I have found on the Web are at 75 to 80 bpm.

The Turn Single at the end of B1 is presumably only half a turn, not one and a half.

The dance was written for George's wife.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Summer 1975

Frances Ann's Delight

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