Gypsy Around


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Author:
Michael Barraclough (May 2003)
Formation:
Longways duple improper
Music:
32-bar contra jigs or reels

A1
1-8
Neighbor gypsy & swing
 
 
 
A2
1-8
Men gypsy & swing (end in each other's place)
 
 
 
B1
1-8
Partner gypsy & swing
 
 
 
B2
1-2
Circle left ¾
 
3-4
California twirl
 
5-8
(New) neighbor do-si-do

© Michael Barraclough, 2016

Notes
1
The teaching and prompting need to emphasize the fact that the men change places when they end their swing.
 
 
 
 
2
Men gypsying is always good for a laugh and likewise men swinging. I couyld not resist the idea of having the men do both!
 
 
 
 
3
The men are active all the time. 
 
 
 
 
4
Thge notes in my database say that this dance was inspired by Gypsy Nights written by Alan Gdeance. However, since I can no longer find the dance on the internet, and Alan denies having written it, I have no way of knowing how close my dance is to whatever the original was.
 
 
 
 
5
Written on 2 May 2003 and first called at the 2003 Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival.

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