JUST A LARK
64 bar Reel for 2 Couples in a 2-couple set
Danced as a Medley with
Bars 1-32 as English Country Dance and
Bars 33-64 as Scottish Country Dance,
or else done with both halves the same.
1-2 1M smoothly step LEFT advancing, then 1W (reach out Left foot, close with Right foot)
3-4 1s 1/2 turn BH and face down with NH joined; 2s face up on Bar 4
5-6 2s smoothly step RIGHT advancing, then 1s (dropping hands)
7-8 All turn 3/4 LH (Women finish back-to-back in center)
9-16 All LS hey [reel] for 4 across the set
17-18 All Skip right advancing, then left advancing
[for SCD do Skip Change]
19-20 Men (in center) turn 1/2 RH, while Women set pulling back RS to face in
21-22 All skip right advancing, then left advancing
23-24 All cast back over RS (skip, to face partner down/up side lines)
25-32 All poussette half way, down/up and counter-clockwise
(Men start on Left foot, with Push).
All turn twice and retire facing partner down/up
[SCD: omit turns, poussette takes longer].
2M do NOT change feet before continuing
33-64 Repeat Bars 1-32 with 2s as the active couple,
from new positions oriented up/down.
Note: at Bar 36, all will be 90 degrees rotated clockwise from position at Bar 1.
Suggested Tune: "Just a Lark". The sheet music (PDF or ABC format) is available upon request from the deviser.
Tune and Dance written and Copyright 2005 Helen Powell (leap [at] mindspring.com)