Core Repertoire

This list has been compiled to help callers and dancers. The aim is that new dancers will get to know some of the dances by dancing them fairly often and also to provide a list of suggested dances for new callers.

Tunes for repertoire dances with special tunes can be found here.

Playford and 18C:

  • Apley House
  • The Bishop
  • The Black Nag
  • Childgrove
  • The Fandango
  • Grimstock
  • The Geudman of Ballangigh
  • Hole in the Wall
  • The Indian Queen
  • Jacob Hall's Jig
  • Juice of Barley
  • Mr Beveridge's Maggot
  • Mr Isaac's Maggot
  • Newcastle
  • Nonesuch
  • Parson's Farewell
  • The Phoenix
  • The Queen's Jig
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • Step Stately
  • Sun Assembly
  • Well Hall
  • Whirligig


  • Bonny Breast Knot
  • Dorset 4-hand Reel
  • La Russe
  • Morpeth Rant
  • Nottingham Swing


  • The Bonny Cuckoo
  • John Tallis's Canon
  • Levi Jackson Rag
  • Waterfall Waltz
  • The Waters of Holland

American Contra:

  • Centrifugal Hey
  • Flirtation Reel