Music: Beaux of London City (mp3)
Set: 6 dancers
Stepping: Double (but a bit more syncopated due to music)
Figures: Standard Adderbury, each followed by a chorus
Foot Up & Up
1st Corners (2nd, 3rd): Butt, tip, (clash, shoot, ducks)
ALL: Butt, tip, clash (with partner)
In the first part of the chorus, each pair of corners performs the action in sequence.
1st corners (1 and 6) go first, then 2nd corners (2 and 5), then 3rd corners (3 and 4).
The action consists of advancing (by walking, not dancing) and striking the ground with the Butt of your stick, then the Tip of your stick, then doing a variable element.
In the first and fourth chorus, the variable element will be a Clash.
In the second and fifth chorus, the variable element will be Shoot (use stick to mime shooting your corner with a rifle).
In the third and sixth chorus, the variable element will be Ducks (use stick to mime shooting a duck in the sky with a rifle).
In the second part of the chorus, all do butt, tip, clash (always clash) with partner.
On Shoot and Ducks, it’s typical to stop with one foot to simulate the noise of a gun (if dancing on a surface that will make noise).
FINISH: All Shoot the musician(s) in place of final clash.
Four Person Variant
A four person variant of this dance is possible.
In this case, the alternate figures are used:
Foot Up & Up
Figure of Eight
The chorus may be done this way:
1st Corners (1 and 4): Butt, tip (clash, shoot, ducks)
2nd Corners (2 and 3): Butt, tip (clash, shoot, ducks)
Vertical dancers (1 and 3, 2 and 4): Butt, tip (clash, shoot, ducks)
Horizontal dancers (1 and 2, 3 and 4): Butt, tip (clash, shoot, ducks)
REPEAT (except the final move of the horizontal dancers is always clash)
After the final sticking, a Half Round finishing with shooting the musicians may be done.