Publication The Flype Collection 1361
Created at T.A.C. Summer School Units 2 and 3 Candidate Classes, July 22 to August 5, 2012
To Alan Twhigg for his calming presence and excellent teaching, and Ron Krug for his 10 magic fingers and inspiring music
Flype: to turn inside out, as in a sock, is also the little known name of the formation occurring in the final four bars of Miss Hadden’s Reel. The couples are in the order 3rd couple, 1st couple, 2nd couple. 3rd couple casts off to 3rd place. 1st and 2nd couples dance up and cast off into 2nd and 1st places, respectively.
This formation can be done in a variety of ways, with three or four couples. The couples may be in different orders, and they may flype in different directions.
The earliest known use of the word is in 1530 in John Palsgrave’s Lesclarcissement de la langue francoyse. The modern spelling is flipe. From the Oxford English Dictionary Online: flipe, v. To turn up or down, to fold back; also, to turn inside out.
Class Members: Lou Hanson, Gavin Keachie, Kalindi Devi-Dasi, Crystal Goodwin, Sarah MacQueen, Margaret Leversha, Mei-Hwa Neal, Karen Pestana, Tiffany Clede, Heather Clede, Elizabeth Woodbury, Ilse Gilbert, Holly Boyd, Deborah Leary, Peter Price, Kathy Byers