Grandfather's Clock

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Grandfather's Clock
Tradition Fieldtown
Hands stick
Set size 6
Tune Grrandfather's Clock
Musical sequence Sing. ((AB)2 CC)2 double-time C
Notes


Figures

  • Foot up
  • Half hands
  • Back-to-back
  • Rounds

Chorus

  • Half hey
  • Backhand low, forehand high sticking with partner (standing)
  • 1 double step across passing right shoulder with partner turning right to nose to nose.
  • Hopbacks to partners place.

Do not repeat back to place. Next figure is done from reversed position.

Clockwork Sticking (done after the second and fourth choruses to the C music):

  • 1,4,&5 face down; #2,3,&6 face up
  • Clash 8 times with a person or the air, turning left 90° after each clash except last.
  • After 8 clashes middle will be facing in, ends facing out. Middles do the low high sticking from the chorus while ends do 2 plain capers turning over their right shoulder to face partner. All cross with the same double step hopback sequence as in the end of the chorus.
  • Repeat sticking.

All face the same direction as before (1 down, 2 up etc). This puts ends facing in, middles out. Ends clash while middles turn around with capers. All cross back home.

Ends with half a clockwork sticking done double time, slowing to normal time for the double step and 4 plain capers at the end. Dancers will end across the set from their original starting postion.

On zoom

For as many as will (no fixed set size or positions).

Standard Zoomington figures (without zoom mirroring).

Chorus:

  • Half hey (zoomington adapted)
  • Backhand low, forehand high facing camera (standing)
  • double step forward
  • Hopbacks, still facing camera.

Clockwork Sticking (done after the second and fourth choruses to the C music):

  • 8 counts clockwork (hold stick facing left, down, right, up, left, down, right, up - with as sudden a motion as possible between positions)
  • Backhand low, forehand high facing camera (standing)
  • double step forward
  • Hopbacks, still facing camera.

repeat

Ends with half a clockwork sticking done double time (which consists of just spinning the stick counterclockwise as fast as possible), slowing to normal time for the low-high, double step and 4 plain capers at the end (ending with the stick pointing at the camera).

Notes

Music

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