Dolphin Hey – Everything You Wanted to Know, and Then Some!

Dance historian Allison Thompson and I had been independently researching the “dolphin hey,” a figure that in recent decades migrated from Scottish country dance to English country dance and thence into contras. We combined our articles and came up with what is almost certainly the definitive story, including more than most mortals will care about. Seriously, it’s a look at how these three related dance forms borrow from each other, a development with a long history but here recent enough that we have been able to track a very specific path. Read all about it on the CD+S Online website: The Dolphin Hey: The Evolution and Transmission of a Dance Figure