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

Ansty Mill                                                                                                            Brian Boru’s March

Banks of Green Willow                                                                                 The Sheffield Hornpipe

Bonnie Breastknot  (Infrequently Danced) 

Carr Lodge Polka (by Trefor Owen)                                                          British Grenadiers

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  

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

Gisburn                                                                                                                Cock o’ the North (Soul Man maybe one day 🙂 )

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

Newtown (created by Rosie Forth)                                                            Horses Brawl

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

Pipers Ash                                                                                                          Over the Hills to Glory

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

Preston Royal (thanks Margaret C ) – Video                                                          Uncles Jig

Rope Walk (danced with ropes!)                                                                 Kafoozalum

Saddleworth                                                                                                      The Osyer Girl

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

Tinners Rabbit                                                                                                   Not for Joe

Tingley                                                                                                                 Ballaquhidder Lasses

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 our 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