|Name||St Helen's Gala|
|Tradition||(Sth) St Helen's|
|New dance ?||no|
|Origin||Traditional - 1920s team in St Helens|
|Size of set||8|
|Hands||Shillelaghs or Shakers|
|St Lawrence Jig|
|Other Notes||Shillelaghs or Shakers are made from short sticks with bunches of paper strips at each end.
Trefor Owen collected the dance from a member of a 1920s female revival side of a pre 1914 men's team. The original men's team used slings.
|Tunes||Balance The Straw|
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