Dance The Battle of Trafalgar 15430
Reel · 40 bars · 6 couples · Other (Progression: 456312)
- Devised by
- Keith Rose (2014)
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- Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
- Published in
- Eight by Thirty-Two 
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- The dancers are arranged as ...
The dancers are arranged as two, side by side, 3 couple sets, i.e. 4M, 5M and 6M are back to back with 1L 2L and 3L. The first set, couples 1, 2 and 3 represents the English fleet, the second set with couples 4, 5 and 6 represents the French and Spanish fleet.
Devised by Keith Rose for a Scottish Dancing holiday to Conil de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz, Spain which is about 8 miles from Cape Trafalgar. The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on 21 October 1805 when Admiral Nelson attacked the larger combined French and Spanish fleets using a new strategy of attacking perpendicularly to the line of enemy ships.
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