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Foxhill Court

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FOXHILL COURT (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance Espagnole:-
' 1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-20 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 9- 10 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set)
' 11-12 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 13-14 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 15-20 Repeat this Fig once more until 1s face 3rd corners with 3s and 2s in 1st and 3rd places opposite sides
21-24 1s turn 3rd corners 2H to face diagonally in (corners on 1s right) and set while 2nd corners set and cross RH
25-32 1s+3rd corners Adv&Ret and dance ¾ RH across. 213

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Foxhill Court
John Drewry   Bon Accord Book
Strathspey   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   Espagnole:

  1-2   1M 2M dance across to their partners' places WHILE 1L2L (taking right hands) lead across the dance between 1M 2M and cross to finish with 2L in 1M's place 1L in 2M's place;

  3-4   repeat bars 1-2 from these positions (Mn leading across between the Ls) finishing on own sides with 1s in 2nd place;

  5-8   2s turn by right WHILE 1s turn by the left to finish facing first corners;

  9-20 courage reels:

  9-14 1s dance out to first corner positions, face in, set, dance back to the centre and pass right shoulder to face second corner positions WHILE first corners dance in to the centre, pass right shoulder, dance out to second corner positions, face in and set WHILE second corners set, dance in to the centre, pass right shoulder, dance out to first corner positions and face in;

15-20 all repeat the previous 6 bars from new positions (1s dancing out to second corner positions to start) finishing with corners interchanged;

21-24 1s turn first corners ¾ with both hands (opening out to finish 3L1M facing 1L2M diagonally) and set WHILE 2L 3M set and cross by the right to exchange places;

25-28 3L1M 1L2M advance and retire;

29-32 3L1M2M1L right hands across halfway and dance out to finish 2s1s3s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  1-4   The first part of the Espagnole is quite quick; only 2 bars for each crossing.

  5-8   The second part of the Espagnole is more sedate.

  9-20 Courage Reels:
2 bars for each movement;
pass by the right in centre;
from the centre, dance out to the next position anticlockwise.

24      1s must finish with their corners on their right, M facing M, L facing L.

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Dance Information

This dance, Foxhill Court, was dedicated by John Drewry to Audrey Hinchcliffe of Foxhill Court, Leeds.

Audrey was secretary of Leeds Branch of the RSCDS for many years and became Honorary President of the club.

Many of the Bands who travelled from Scotland to play in Leeds stayed at Foxhill Court, including Jimmy Shand who became a great friend and composed the recommended tune to Foxhill Court, Miss Audrey Hinchcliffe's Strathspey.

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