Dance Corstorphine Fair 1358

Jig · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
M Hunter (1963)
Intensity
8888 8888 8888 5333 5333 = 77% (1 turn), 77% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
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1–8
All four couples circle and back
9–16
First couple cast off on own side followed by second, third and fourth couples crossing over at foot of the dance and dancing up the wrong side. (Phrasing – Cast off for 3, first couple cross over on bar 4, second on bar 5, third on bar 6, fourth on bar 7, each woman crossing in front of partner. On bar 8, all should be in two straight lines, facing up.
17–24
All four couples facing top slip 4 steps to centre of dance, women passing in front of men. Join nearer hands or link arms with partners and dance two steps forward then two steps backward (Skip, change). Then 4 slip steps to side lines. Women again pass in front of men.
25–32
First woman changes places with second man giving right hands; with third woman giving left hands; with fourth man giving right hands; and on bars 7 and 8 all four couples turn on spot with 2 pas de basques, clapping hands on bar 7.
33–40
First man changes places with second woman giving left hands; with third man giving right hands; with fourth woman giving left hands and on bars 7 and 8 all four couples turn on spot with 2 pas de basques, clapping hands on bar 7.

The leaflet also contains the sheet music for the tunes.

From a Strathspey message on 2012-09-21: Corstorphine (a suburb of Edinburgh) is pronounced much like the word endorphin.

Corstorphine Fair 4/4L · J40

1–
All circle8 and back
9–
1c followed by 2c+3c+4c cast off behind sidelines {3} each cpl cross upwards, W passing in front of M, and dance up sidelines to (1x,2x,3x,4x) facing up
17–
All slip across into NHJ, M passing behind W | all C advance up ; retire | slip back to opposite side, M passing behind W (1x,2x,3x,4x)
25–
1W+2M cross RH | 1W+3W cross LH ; 1W+4M cross RH | All clap and swivel R on the spot (2 PdB),
33–
1M+2W cross LH | 1M+3M cross RH ; 1M+4W cross LH | all clap and swivel R (2,3,4,1)

Corstorphine Fair 4/4L · J40

1-8
All circle 8H round & back
9-16
1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom, cross & dance up on opposite sides
17-24
All (facing up) slip step sideways into centre (Ladies pass in front of Men), advance with partner & retire, slip step sideways back
25-32
1L crosses diagonally RH with 2M, LH with 3L, RH with 4M, all clap & turn on spot
33-40
1M crosses diagonally LH with 2L, RH with 3M, LH with 4L, all clap & turn on spot

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Added on: Aug. 12, 2012, 3:47 p.m.
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NameDateOwnerLast changed
FSCDC Display 26 July 2014 2014-07-26 Anselm Lingnau July 5, 2014, 11:45 p.m.
Bologna 19 Dec 2015 2015-11-02 Odile Paraire Nov. 3, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
FSCDC 8 July 2014 2014-07-08 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 4, 2014, 2:02 p.m.
20160815 - Edinburgh Stockbridge House Summer Dance 2016-08-15 Zsofia Jozsef July 28, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Moscow branch of RSCDS October 2015 Ball 2015-10-03 Anton Korobeynikov Sept. 2, 2015, 10:58 p.m.

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Good for performance

Anselm Lingnau · Sept. 9, 2012, 12:40 a.m.

This is a fun piece but a little unusual. We have used it in displays to good effect (see the video on this page).

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