Cornish Folk Tradition: Songs Music Dance and Associated Customs
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Cornish Dance: Harvey Darvey

The dance was recalled by a Mr R J Noall and published in the Winter edition of the Old Cornwall Society Journal, October 1927.
Formation:Dance for couples, hands held crossed behind backs facing in the same direction. If dancing men and women, the woman should be on the man's right.
Steps The basic travelling step for this dance is a running step. Further steps are described below. Harvey_Darvey
Bars  
1-4 Eight small running steps forward

5-6

(STEP ONE) Tap outside heels twice and toes twice (i.e. one person’s right foot and the other person’s left.)
7-8 Turn away from each other, still holding hands to face opposite direction using small running steps on the spot
Bars 1 — 4 and 7 — 8 are then repeated another seven times, and bars 5 — 6 are replaced with a different step each time:
  STEP TWO: Turn back to back, stamp two feet, tap lady's right with the man's left foot. Stamp and repeat with opposite feet.
  STEP THREE Two jumps forward and two jumps back
  STEP FOUR Stamp two feet, tap right heel on the floor, stamp again, tap left heel.
  STEP FIVE Turn back to back, jump with feet apart, jump with feet crossed. Repeat the second time.
  STEP SIX Jump sideways to the right, to the left, again to right and to the left.
  STEP SEVEN Heel and toe with right foot, heel and toe with left
  STEP EIGHT Man dancing on the spot, the lady dances right around him still holding hands
Tune: Harvey Darvey Tune as recalled by Mr R J Noall
   
   
   
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