Traditions

Traditions

The majority of our dances come from the Cotswold village traditions of Bucknell, Bledington, Fieldtown and Illmington. Some peculiarities in our dancing (the way we do our hooklegs, for example) arise from our Foreman growing up with the Jockey Morris Men (a peculiar bunch indeed – he said that, not us!)

For those interested in the technicalities of the dance styles, the distinctive things about the traditions we dance are:

Bucknell

Arms: short, sharp, snatchy hanky movements or up & down stick movements.
Legs:
 double steps, single steps, feet together jump.

Bledington

Arms: high twirly hanky movements or up & down stick movements.
Legs:
 double steps, hook legs, capers.

Fieldtown

Arms: long up and down movement.
Legs:
 double steps, galleys.

iLLMINGTON

Arms: Up and down and around and around for capers.
Legs:
 Two double steps, four single steps and four capers.