Elephant & Castle, Bloxham, 4 July 18

Squire John Ekers writes:

On a very warm evening at The Elephant and Castle, six of our dancers, four of whom are travelling to dance in France and Belgium later this month, assembled before an enthusiastic crowd to demonstrate some of the dances they will be performing across the North Sea. John Ekers was grateful to father of the side, Dorset Dave Reed, for calling Happy Man and Hail to the Chief, the latter dance being appropriate for American Independence Day. Troy and Ryan performed a most impressive Jockey to the Fair jig (see below)

Jockey to the Fair

and the whole side showcased a variety of stick and hanky dances with Postman’s Knock and Brighton Camp being particularly impressive. Landlord Simon Finch thanked the side for their performance and offered a free drink for the whole team. However, such are the levels of dedication to fitness and sobriety amongst the current side that water was the chosen drink of choice.