Important note: This is NOT about whether or not modern callers should use the term. Please don't raise that question in response to this note. This is a historical analysis of the gypsy.
If you are interested please look at http://contrafusion.co.uk/Gypsy.html where you will find all these subjects covered:
Gypsy - Whole Gip - Walk Around: The Move & The Name
References & Definitions Through the Ages
Gypsy: The Name
Backs & Faces
Not Turning Your Faces
Sharp's Whole Gips
The Solo Gypsy
Interlocking Gypsies or Double Gyp
Note on Etymology
Appendix 1: Walk Around the Corner
Appendix 2: Back-Circles
Thanks to all the people who provided information and insights.
Please let me know if you have anything that will help me to improve this page.
John Sweeney, Dancer, England firstname.lastname@example.org 01233 625 362 http://www.contrafusion.co.uk for Dancing in Kent