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Nottingham Swing Formation:
Longways, duple properDifficulty:
|A:|| Bars 1-4: 1st man and 2nd woman right forearm swing.|
|A:|| Bars 5-8: 2nd man and 1st woman ditto.|
|B:|| Bars 1-4: 1s chassé or lead down set 2 steps and back; cast down round 2s.|
|B:|| Bars 5-8: All swing (cross-hand hold).|Music:
I say "Cross-hand swing" because it's quick to say, but what I recommend is a right forearm hold (as in A
) and then left hands joined above (or below) - it's more controlled than a cross-hand swing.
Make sure people don't dig their thumbs in with a forearm hold!
16-bar scottisches or hornpipes (e.g. a 32-bar hornpipe played without the usual repeats). Here are the standard tune and some others Thumbnail
: Corners forearm swing, 1s down and up and cast, all swing.