Dancers in turn change places with the dancer opposite them on the other side of the pole, creating two spiral plaits. 6C found Twister fun to dance and the pattern created was visually stunning.
This dance was originally created by Chris Turner. A simple dance with only a quarter of the dancers moving in their colour group at any one time. The pattern resembles the long petals of a chrysanthemum.
In this dance one colour group goes into the middle, turns left, and makes a single clockwise circuit of the pole before returning home. This is repeated by each colour in turn and then danced in reverse to unwind.
A challenging dance creating 3-ribbon plaits radiating out from the pole. Great for small team working.
The Easter Plait was created when the dancers had done the main dance around their big outdoor pole when the weather turned, moving them inside. Twelve girls wanted to carry on dancing, and this was the result.
The Easter Plait is literally like plaiting hair. When the movement starts to flow the dancers realise that they are all travelling in a figure of eight pattern. This is called a hey or a reel.
The dance is a development of Circling with the inner and outer circles moving in opposite directions. This creates two separate spirals around the pole.
John Ruskin gave this dance it’s name because with red and white ribbons it resembles a Barbers Pole. These colours originally signified blood and flesh, which were the main components of the barber surgeon’s trade.