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THE
DOUBLE
COPYRIGHT.
NOV 5
DESCRIBED AND COPYRIGHTED
NOVEMBER, 1895,
BY
BUFFALO, N. Y.
DESCRIBED AND COPYRIGHTED
NOVEMBER, 1895,
BY
PROF. H. N. GRANT, Master of Dancing.
COPYRIGHT.
NOV 5
CITY OF WASHINGTON.
This dance may be used as a solo, as well as a duett.
On page 89, first line, substitute the figure 2 for the 1 and make the same change in the fifth line from the bottom of the page to correct a typographical error.
This is a dance requiring light and sprightly movements, and in giving it to a pupil who is a novice, the instructor will save time by giving a few exercises, which the movements of the dance may suggest to them. The dance should be executed well up on the toes throughout, and the teacher may find it necessary to remind their pupil to keep their heels up many times. Each step is described twice, giving an abbreviated description following the one in detail.
These movements are made toward the right, by springing onto the right foot from the left, and stepping lightly on the left foot in fifth position front, and back onto the right with all weight, counting 1&2, and toward the left by springing onto the left, and right lightly in fifth position front, and all weight quickly transferred to the left, which leaves the right free to begin the following movement.
The pa de basque may be made to three four tempo as well.
Draw a chalk mark two or three feet long, and let the student stand with it to their right side, and execute the pa de basque over it to their right, and back to their left, etc. until they can cross it easily.
Now have your pupil face the chalk mark, and hop on the left foot, and at the same time and count, touch the right toe over the mark, c 1.
Hop again on the left foot and bring the right back to it on the same count, c 2.
Reverse the exercise, hopping on right, etc.
Have your pupil stand with their right side to the mark, and hop on the left foot, and at the same time and count, touch the right foot over the mark, count 1.
Hop again on the left foot, and bring the right back to left without weight, c 2.
Now reverse the movement by springing lightly over the mark on to the right foot, letting the left remain where it is, c 3.
Hop on right, and on the same count bring the left over to the right without weight, c 4.
Repeat, passing over and back on every four counts.
The Shuffle.
These movements must be committed to memory, as they will be referred to in the steps as the shuffle, which is the ending of a step, and is executed to four counts.
Stand on the left foot with the right raised in position of the heel over the left instep, toe turned out.
Hop on the left foot, and on the same connt make a quick outward movement with the right, c 1.
Spring from the left foot to the right, and at the same time and count, bring the left over the right in-step and make the outward movement, c 2.
Spring from the right foot to the left, and at the same time and count, bring the right over the left in-step and make the outward movement, c 3.
Spring from the left foot to the right, and at the same time and connt, bring the left over the right in-step and make the outward movement. c 4.
Do these movements in close position, and on every outward movement of the free foot, let the toe touch the floor lightly.
These movements will require faithful practise by the novice. as the outward movement of one foot is made at the same time a hop is made on the other, is considered difficult.
The result of thorough practise in the combining of the foregoing movements, will be realized when the instructor begins to teach the steps of the dance.
It is not necessary to have swords for the practice of the steps, as a cross drawn with chalk will answer, or two sticks about three feet long, one laid across the other would be better still.
The costume may be the same as for the Highland Fling, or Sheann Trews.
DIAGRAM No. 1.
The above diagram is supposed to represent two swords crossed, and the dancers are to stand on the figures 1 and 3, to begin, which are at the handle and point, and facing each other.
The description will be made for one who will start from the figure 1, and the teacher may begin at the same time at the figure 3 to assist their pupil.
The first step is executed from the positions occupied by the figures.
Stand with all weight on the left foot on figure 1, to begin.
Pa de basque to the right, c 1 & 2.
Pa de basque to the left, c 3 & 4,
Make a waltz turn, moving toward the right to the figure 2, and facing the 4, c 1 & 2, 3 & 4,
During this bar, make a circular movement of the arms downward and up to their position again.
Pa de basque to the right, c 1 & 2.
Pa de basque to the left, c 3 & 4,
Shuffle, e 1-2-3-4,
In the same position at number 2, pa de basque to the right and left, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Make a waltz turn, moving toward the right to the figure 3, and facing the figure 1, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Pa de basque to the right and left. c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Shuffle, e 1-2-3-4,
Pa de basque to the right and left, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Make a waltz turn, moving toward the right to the figure 4. c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Pa de basque to the right and left, e 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Shuffle, c 1-2-3 4.
Pa de basque to the right and left, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Make the same waltz turn toward the right to the figure 1. c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Pa de basque to the right and left, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Shuffle. c 1-2-3 4,
NOTE—A full description of the first step from the beginning to the finish has been given, which will not be necessary in all of the following steps, as the movements to the first four bars are repeated until the first position of beginning has been recovered.
DIAGRAM No. 2.
The above diagram will answer for all following steps.
The first step was finished in position number 1.
Now spring into the space B on to R. with the pa de basque movement, c 1 & 2.
Spring over into the space A onto L with the pa de basque movement, c 3 & 4,
Spring into the space B onto R. step lightly on L. in space C, weight quickly on R. where it is, c 1 & 2
Spring into space A on L. step lightly on R. in space D, weight quickly on L. where it is, c 3 & 4,
Spring into space B on R. step lightly on L. in space C, weight quickly on R. where it is, c 1 & 2.
Spring into space A on L. step lightly on R. in space D, weight quickly on L. where it is, c 3 & 4,
Make a waltz turn to figure 1, by springing onto R. into space B, and turning toward the right, c 1 & 2-3 & 4,
Now repeat by springing into space C and into space B with the pa de basque etc. and continue until once around, ending in space A.
Right band up as in the Highland Fling on the first count of 1 & 2, left up on the next count. which is 3 & 4 and continue to reverse the positions after every two counts, and when the waltz turn is being made, make a circular movement of the arms.
Pa be basque into space B.
Pa de basque into space A,
Pa de basque into space B, touching L. toe in space C.
Pa de basque into space A, touching R. toe in space D,
Repeat the pa de basque into space B, touching L. toe in space C.
Repeat the pa de basque into space A, touching R. toe in space D
Make a waltz turn to figure 1, ending in position facing the point or hill of the sword as the case may be,
Repeat, using 16 bars to complete the circuit, ending in space A, facing figure 3.
Spring into space marked A on R. and at the same time touch L. toe over into space D, c 1.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe lightly to the too of R. c 2.
Hop on R., and on the same count touch L. toe again over into space D, c 3.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe to the too of R. again in space A, c 4,
Spring up and come down on L. in space A, touching the R. toe lightly over into space B on the same count, c 1.
Hop on L. and bring R. back to the toe of L. in space A on the same count, c 2.
Hop on L. and on the same count, again touch R. over into space B, c 3.
Hop on L. and on the same count, bring R. back to the toe of L. in space A, c 4,
During the first bar, carry the right hand up as in the Fling, the other on the hip. and reverse the position for the second.
So far the foot upon which the hop is made, has been kept in the space marked A, the other foot being touched lightly over and back without any weight.
Spring onto R. into the space marked B, letting the L. toe remain in space A, c 1.
Hop on R. and on the same count bring L. toe to the toe of R. in space B, c 2.
Hop on R. and on the same count, touch the L. toe over into space C, c 3.
Hop on R. and on the same count bring the L. back to the toe of R. in space B, c 4,
Hop from R. onto L. as you are, in space B and on the same count, touch the R. over into space C, c 1.
Hop from L. and come down on R. in space B, and at the same time and count, touch L. toe over into space C, c 2.
Hop from R. and come down onto L. in space B, and on the same count, touch R. toe over into space C, c 3.
Hop from L. and come down onto R. in space B, and on the same count, touch L. toe over into space C, c 4,
This leaves you facing C with weight on R. in space B, and L. toe in space C.
The following is a repetition.
Hop on R. and on the same count, turn quarter round, facing space A and touch L. toe over in space A, c 1.
Hop on R. and bring L. back to toe of R. in space B, c 2.
Hop on R. and touch L. in space A, c 3.
Hop on R. and bring L. back to toe of R. c 4,
Hop from R. and come down on L. in space B. and at the same time touch R. over in space C, c 1.
Hop on L. and bring R. to toe of L. in space B. c 2.
Hop on L. and again touch R. toe in space C, c 3.
Hop on L. and bring, R. to the toe of L. c 4,
Spring onto R. in space O letting the L toe remain in space B, c 1.
Hop on R. as you are, in space C, and bring L to the toe of R. c 2.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe in space D, c 3,
Hop on R. and bring L. back to the toe of R. in space C, c 4,
Finish the same as described for the fifth bar, which will leave you facing D with L. toe in space D,
To repeat, begin by hopping on R and at the same time turning one fourth around, facing B, touching L. toe over in space B, etc., for
It will take one more repeat of the entire movements to bring the dancer into space A. where the finish of the sixteenth bar is made. and making the movements four times through.
If the first four bars are thoroughly practised, but little, if any difficulty will be experienced in repeating. Bear in mind, that each time you repeat, you turn one fourth around toward the left.
L. over in space D and back twice while hopping on R
R. over in space B and back twice while hopping on L.
Spring into space B on R., bring L. to R. hop on R., and L. in space C, L. to R.
Finish by R. over in space C, L, over in space C, R. over in space C, L. over in space C,
Repeat four times.
The last step was finished in space A, facing B, with L. toe in space B.
Hop from R. coming down on L. in space A, and on the same count, touch the toe of R. in space B, heel well raised, c 1.
Hop on L. and touch R. heel in space B where it already is, toe well raised. c 2.
Hop on L. and touch R. toe in space B where it already is. heel well raised, c 3.
Hop on L. and touch R. heel in space B where it already is, toe well raised, c 4,
Hop from L. and come down on R. in space A, and on the same count pass L. toe over into space B, heel well raised, c 1.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. heel in space B where it already is, c 2.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe in space B, heel well raised, c 3.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. heel in space B, where it already is, c 4,
Hop from R. coming down on L. in space A and on the same count touch R. toe over in space B c 1.
Hop on L. and on the same count touch R. heel in space B where it already is, c 2.
Spring onto R. in space B where it already is, and on the same count bring the L. toe to the toe of R. in space B. c 3.
Hop on R. and touch L. heel opposite R. toe. still in space B, c 4.
Finish with the shuffle as already described, remaining the position in space B,
To repeat, hop onto L. and R. over in space C, etc.
Repeat the movements four times through which will take sixteen bars, and end. with the shuffle in space A.
R. toe and heel in s pace B while hopping on L, 1
L. toe and heel in space B while hopping on R. in space A,
R. toe and heel once in space B and spring into space B on R. and L. toe and heel in space B as you hop on R. in space B,
Shuffle or finish in space B,
Repeat four times, until space A has been reached, which will take sixteen bars.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe in space D. c 1.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch the L. toe to the toe of R. in space A, c 2.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch L. toe again in space D, c 3.
Hop on R. and on the same count touch the L. toe to the toe of R. in space A, c 4,
Spring up and come down on L. and on the same count touch R. toe in space B, c 1.
Hop on L. as you are in space A and touch R. toe to L. toe, c 2.
Hop on L. and again touch the R. toe in space B. c 3.
Hop again on L. and touch R. toe to L. toe in space A, c 4,
Spring up and come down on R. still in space A and on the same count touch L. toe in space D. c 1.
Hop on R. and touch L. toe to the toe of R. in space A, c 2.
Spring up and come down on L. still in space A and on the same count touch R. toe in space B, c 3.
Hop on L. and on the same count touch the R. to the toe of L. in space A, c 4,
Spring up and come down on R. in space A, and on the same count touch L. toe in space B, c 1.
Spring up, changing weight onto L. in space B where it is, letting the R. remain in space A. turning enough so your back is toward the cross of the swords, c 2.
Spring up and come onto R. in space B, and on the same count, touch L. toe in space A, finishing the turn, c 3.
Hop on R. and bring L. to R. toe in space B. c 4,
The fourth bar of this step is one of the most difficult throughout the dance, as a complete turn is made on it.
Begin the repeat by hopping on R., and on the same count, L. toe over in space A, etc.
By repeating four times through you will end in space A, going completely around and using sixteen bars.
On the last count of the sixteenth bar, end with weight on L.
L. over and back in space D twice,
R. over and back in space B twice,
L. over and back in space D once and R. over and back in space B once,
L. over in space. B without weight, c 1.
Now spring onto L. in space B with weight, letting R. remain in space A. c 2.
Spring onto R. in space B, changing L. to space A at the same time, c 3.
Bring L. to R. in space B, c 4, making the complete turn on the last three counts,
Spring into space B on R. c 1.
Step lightly on L. in 5th Po. front, and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring back into space A on L. c 3.
Step lightly on R. in 5th Po. front, and back quickly onto L. c & 4,
Spring onto R. in space B, c 1.
Step on L. very lightly into space C and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring onto L. in space A, c 3.
Step on R. very lightly in space D, and weight quickly back onto L. c & 4,
Spring onto R. in space B and on the same count touch L. toe lightly in space D, c 1.
Spring onto L. in space A and on the same count touch R. toe over in space C, c 2.
Spring onto R. in space B and on the same count touch L. toe in space D, c 3.
Spring onto L. in space A and on the same count touch R. toe over in space C, c 4,
Bear in mind that both feet move on the same count.
Spring onto R. in space B, making a complete waltz turn to figure 2, c 1 & 2 – 3 & 4,
You now repeat by springing first into space C and back into space B, etc.
Repeat the movements four times, which will terminate at figure one, and using sixteen bars.
Pa de basque into space B, c 1 & 2.
Pa de basque into space A, c 3 & 4.
Pa de basque into space B, only crossing L. into space C, c 1 & 2.
Pa de basque into space A, only crossing R. into space D, c 3 & 4,
R. in space B, L. in space D, on the same count, c 1.
L. in space A. R. in space C, on the same count, c 2.
R. in space B. L. in space D, on the same count, c 3.
L. in space A, R. in space C, on the same count, c 4,
Waltz turn to the figure one, stepping on R. in space B for the first count, c 1 & 2 – 3 & 4,
Face B. to begin, and where two are dancing, join left hands raised.
Spring into space B on R. c 1.
Step lightly on L. in space G and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring onto, L. in space B, c 3.
Step lightly on R. in space C and weight back quickly onto L. c & 4,
Spring onto R. in space C. c 1.
Step lightly on L. in space D and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring onto L. in space C, c 3.
Step lightly on R. in space D and weight back quickly onto L. c & 4.
Spring onto R. in space D, c 1.
Step lightly on L. in space A and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring onto L. in space D, c 3.
Step lightly on R. in space A and weight back quickly onto L. c & 4,
Spring onto B. in space A, c 1.
Step lightly on L. in space B and weight back quickly onto R. c & 2.
Spring onto L. in space A, c 3.
Step lightly on R. in space B and weight back quickly onto L. c & 4,
Now gradually increase the tempo of the music, and repeat the movements, moving completely around again, and spring off and address.