Saturday, May 1, 2021
20C - Still Dancing around the Maypole
The best known Maypole dance is called The Flower
An elementary Maypole dance is called Simple Figure
A more complicated dance is called The Spider
TWO-WAY Men and women alternate in the rotational movement of the FIRST WAY: When men (and women who remain stationary) and once women (with men who are at a standstill). The arrangement of the pairs to see all the dancers start with the right side facing towards the pole in order to make a clockwise rotation and arranged for couples with women slightly away a little 'more in and ahead of the companion.
There are many variations of these Maypole dances depending on the location in which these dances are practiced. The number of participants varies depending on the size which should not fall below 8 ribbons or tapes.