My style of performing with the Morris dancers relies on simple tricks presented in a way which encourages the audience to ‘play along’ and cheer ironically. All terribly post modern, you know.
Anyway, I was having a bit of a practice today and developed this silly little trick…
Start by idling one footed with the other foot on the fork crown.
As the wheel rolls forwards and the uni leans back, throw the ‘free’ leg up and out straight and clap your hands under your thigh, then return the ‘free’ foot to the fork crown on the ‘back stroke’ of the idle.
It’s the sort of throwaway trick that might work with a small audience, or ‘one to one’.
The trick is quite easy, if you can already idle one footed. Doing it on consecutive idles (i.e. clapping on each forward stroke and returning your foot to the fork crown on each back stroke) is a little harder. My best score was 10 in a row.