Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jamaica - a Norwich-upon-Wensum Dance

I was happily practising jigs in the kitchen, sharing my time between Nutting Girl and Ladies of Pleasure both of them in the tradition of Fieldtown. When I discovered a Norwich-upon-Wensum dance to the tune

Jamaica


It has the normal common figures: 
FU, 2 Between, Stars and Swing Hey but leaving out the Split Bellybutton Hey.

The chorus is a Split Bellybutton Hey into line, Surge across passing right shoulders and turning to reform the set at 90 degrees. As in Postman's Knock. This is repeated so the set is inverted for the next common figure. The dance ends with a final chorus that reforms the set facing up.

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