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Pride of Dingle Author: Ken Alexander 'Home Brewed', pub Cotswold Music
Formation: Set dance, 4 couples
Longways proper, with the odd person (M or W) at foot of setA1:
All face down except Dingle who faces up. All march fwd 8 steps turn march back.A2:
(Dingle climbs ladder): All do 1/2 right hand turn 1/2 left hand 1/2 right hand 1/2 left hand. As they do so, Dingle moves up through the set hand-over-hand making 3-hand stars withwith each couple in turn, right hand left hand right hand left hand. At top Dingle joins own side -- M or W as appropriate.B1:
Fwd and back twice. Those on Dingle's side move down and bottom person becomes new Dingle.B2:
All swing the person opposite. Bottom couple basket with new Dingle.
Ken Alexander originally called this 'Pride of the Pingle' (for a woman living in a housing estate near where he lived), but he says the dance went to America and there the folk process renamed it for him.
Music: 32-bar marches