Cornish Folk Tradition: Songs Music Dance and Associated Customs
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Cornish Dance: The Perran Waltz
This dance was composed by Otta Nye Moaz for the New Dance class of the Cornish Dance Competitions in 1998 to celebrate 20 years of Lowender Peran
Formation: Double circle around the room, men on the inside, facing partners
Steps Waltz step except where stated. Glittering Green
   
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(A) 1-4 Dance 2 waltz steps towards partner, right shoulder to right shoulder and 2 steps back to place.
5-8 Step to the right and to the left, take two hand hold with partner and 'sip' step to right and left.
9-12 Man turns the lady under his left arm for two steps to change places and then lady turns man under her left arm to return to place.
13-16 All couples turn to face anticlockwise in procession formation and holding inside hands, promenade for four steps.
(B) 1-8 Take partner in a waltz hold and waltz around the circle, continuing in the same, direction for 8 steps.
9-12 Resume original position (partners facing each other, man on inside and lady on outside). Taking a two hand hold, 'dip; to partner 4 times, right and left alternately.
13-16 Bow and curtsey to partner, turn around (men on the spot) and ladies move on to a new partner on the left. Begin again with new partner and dance through as many times as desired
The suggested tune for this dance is 'Glittering Green' by Neil Davey. Midi
   
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