The Dances & The Tunes

We attempt many different dances, some old and traditional and some new and created in-house. The style of AnnieMation is eclectic and evolving and we have been known to add our own unique little flourishes to liven things up.  That way we never have to admit to making A MISTAKE!!!

Our current repertoire includes:

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Dance                                                                                          Music

Tingley                                                                                                                 Ballaquhidder Lasses

Rope Walk (danced with ropes!)                                                                 Kafoozalum

Ansty Mill                                                                                                           Brian Boru’s March

Saddleworth                                                                                                      The Osyer GIrl

Gisburn                                                                                                               Cock o’ the North

Green Willow                                                                                                   The Sheffield Hornpipe

Cosgrove (the Teflon dance, cos there’s no sticks!)                            Merrily Kissed The Quaker

Cotton Reels (created by Sally Messenger)                                             Old Joe Clark  & GoodBye Liza Jane  

Preston Royal (thanks Margaret C )                                                           Uncles Jig

The Seventeenth  (invented on March the 17th!)                                  Speed the Plough

Newtown (created by Rosie Forth)                                                            Horses Brawl

Jack’s Rant                                                (Video  at 40 seconds)               Donkey Ride & Peat Fire Flame

Polka Dot (learned at a workshop from Alive and Kicking)               Polka Dot

Tinners Rabbit                                                                                                  Not for Joe

Carr Lodge Polka (by Trefor Owen)                                                         British Grenadiers

Bonnie Breastknot  (Infrequently Danced)       

Oyster Feast (by Sally, again)  (Infrequently Danced)   

Desperate Dan                                                                                                Flowers of Edinburgh & My Love she’s but a Lassie Yet

We are hoping also to revive some more of the dances we used to do in the past which have been neglected as we’ve been teaching the core repertoire to new dancers.

Here are out dance calls

Calling cards 1

1- Tingley, Saddleworth, Cotton Reels, Piper’s Ash, 17th, Green Willow, Anstey Mill, Newton, Polka Dot, Preston Royal

Calling cards 2

2 – Gisburn, Cossgrove, Jack;s Rant, Ropewalk, Tinner’s Rabbit, Carr Lodge, Oyster Feast, Hindley, Clitheroe, Lostock Junction