Details for "East Acton"

NameEast Acton
Tradition (Xxx) unspecified
New dance ?yes
OriginOld Star Morris
Size of set3, 6
HandsLong stick
Donkey Riding
Brighton Camp
Four Up
by: Barry Goodman
Other NotesBased on a comedy sketch written by Eric Sykes

Variations as Danced by Datchet Border

Set size
HandsShort sticks
NotesKnown as East Acton Stick Dance. Collected in our early years as a Border side. Not danced in our repertoire for some years. (2021)
ReferencesAs we understand it, the dance came from an episode of Hancock's Half Hour around 1955, performed by Tony Hancock, Bill Keer and Sid James.

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Teams That Perform This Dance

Anonymous Dorset,UK links, tunes
Blackpowder East Sussex,UK (none)
Boudicca Border Morris Suffolk,UK set, source, tunes
Datchet Border Berkshire,UK hands, notes, links
Drumbeggar British Columbia,Canada (none)
Gong Scourers Kent,UK links
Hunter's Moon East Sussex,UK (none)
Minster Strays Yorkshire,UK (none)
Mish Mash East Sussex,UK notes, tunes
OBJ Berkshire,UK (none)
Powderkegs Derbyshire,UK (none)
Quicksbottom British Columbia,Canada (none)
Rackaback Yorkshire,UK tunes
Roundhill Steyning, West Sussex,UK set, notes, tunes
Shinfield Shambles Berkshire,UK (none)
Two-Headed Sheep Cumbria,UK (none)
Wharfedale Wayzgoose Yorkshire,UK (none)
Wyld Morris Dorset,UK tunes