Video Links

Many significant dances done well at Paul Ross’s childgrove YouTube Channel

Lambertville Country Dancers list of > 3,900 videos of >1,250 dances.

BECS’s Modern English Country Dance Video Links Index Page.
Links to videos of 701 different MECDs, from the time of Pat Shaw to 2020.

Bobs English Country Dance YouTube Channel

Some of the Dances by Peggy Roe

Haye, or haie (fr), meant a hedge. Imagine a hedge made by weaving branches horizontally through posts and you can see the weaving concept.
When did the term “hey” first get used in dancing? The earliest publication that I know is Orchesographie (c1588):
Branle de la Montarde (a version is now danced as The Horse’s Branle) has “le premier fait une haye” (#1 dances a hey), albeit #1 just weaves to the end of the line; no-one else moves.
But the next dance is:
Branle de la Haye, in which A, B and C dance a hey as we know it today.
Branle de la Montarde
Branle de la Haye