Cherokee Shuffle* by David Kaynor






(facing up and down set) w/Ns, F & B; w/N, dos-a-dos; form circle

Bal. Circle; W/N, swing, end progressed

Gs LH turn 1/2; W/P, bal. & swing (12 beats)

Circle L 3/4; Circle Bal. 2x; W/P, California Twirl to swap places, face new Ns

As written, this dance fits the "Cherokee Shuffle" tune whose B parts contain two extra measures (i.e. four extra beats). Shorten the B1 swing and eliminate one B2 circle balance to compress the dance to a standard 32-measure jig or reel. *The video is of the 32-bar version of the dance.

Source of dance notes:

Date of video: August 7, 2011
Dance Group: Childgrove Country Dancers (St Louis, MO)
Location: Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
Band: Ragged Robin (Martha Edwards, fiddle, Ben Schreiber, fiddle, Billy Boyer, keyboard)
Tune: Troll Soup by Brendan Taaffe
Caller: Karen Jackson