A Selection of Untested Dances

Although these dances have been checked on paper, they have (mostly) not been danced in practice so may easily have serious flaws (apart from generally being busy, energetic and/or complicated). Some dances whose problems became clear when first tested have been reworked and await retesting.

Try at your own risk!

  • Binary Stars (J32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – yet another outing for mirror set and link

  • The Birling Dervishes (R32, 3/4L) [crib, pdf] – busy dance with opportunities for birling right and left

  • Broken Symmetry (R48, 3/3L) [crib, pdf] – an exploration of reflected and inverted figures (tested, revised slightly, needs retest)

  • The Chiswick Jig (J32, 3/4L) [crib, pdf] – a warmup dance for the Chiswick club night programme

  • A Circuit of Sedbergh (M128, 4S) [crib, pdf] – recalling the GGs dance week in Sedbergh

  • The Glorious MUD (S32, 3/3L) [crib, pdf] – celebrating the 10th anniversary of The More Unusual Dance Club

  • The Great Permian Mass Extinction (R40, 5/5L) [crib, pdf] – for Martin: a slightly crazy attempt to depict evolution's most severe catastrophe in a Scottish country dance

  • The Hidden Heart (S80,4S) [crib, pdf] – a birthday present for David Quarrie remembering his subtly patched kilt (tested once)

  • Interference Patterns (J32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – two set and rotate figures interfering with each other

  • The Killiecrankie Leap (R32, 3/4L) [crib, pdf] – (tried, failed, reworked a bit, needs retest) a jump from the Jacobite rebellion

  • Luke's Life In London (R32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – a dance to welcome Luke to London (tested, revised, needs retest)

  • Reflections on Woodhall Loch (S32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – reflected figures above and below the "water line" (tested, revised, needs retest)

  • Ripples on Woodhall Loch (S32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – simpler version of Reflections on Woodhall Loch (needs test)

  • Rotational Symmetry (R32, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – a reel with everyone dancing all the time (Relentless Misery?)

  • Tomboy Reel (R40, 4/4L) [crib, pdf] – (tried, failed, revised, needs retest) an energetic dance for all those girls who wanted to do boy things

  • Twirlaholics (J32, 3/4L) [crib, pdf] – for twirling addicts (tested, tweaked slightly, needs retest)

  • Up To Mischief (J32, 3/4L) [crib, pdf] – featuring Teapot Chain Progression (tested briefly, description corrected, needs retest)

  • Winter In Wasdale (S32, 4S) [crib, pdf] – a fugal square with a nod in the direction of Appin

  • The World Wide Web (J32, 5/5L) [crib, pdf] – a complex tangle of set and (hyper)link figures in homage to the wonder of the modern world

  • Xylem and Phloem (S32, 3T) [crib, pdf] – with a triangular figure inspired by the Rose progression

  • Yewbarrow (S32, 3T) [crib, pdf] – with a triangular figure inspired by the Espagnole