Sir Roger de Coverley Dance

Old Fezziwig, his wife and their employees enjoy dancing to the tune of "Sir Roger de Coverley."  Popular during Victorian times, this dance allowed many people to participate.  In short, it was a great form of entertainment for the Fezziwig Christmas-Eve ball.

Historians tell us that the name of the dance refers to a fox.  The dance steps call to mind a fox trying to hide (by going in-and-out of cover) during an English or Scottish countryside fox hunt.

This video depicts people at the 2012 Jane Austen Ball (in Pasadena, California) dancing the Sir Roger de Coverley.  This chart depicts the dance steps.

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Video clip, described above, online via YouTube.


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