December 21, 2006

Whirlwind 8x32 R


32 bar reel for 2 couples

1-4     First cpl cross with right hands and cast to second place. 2s move up on 3 &4, turning to face out as they do so.

5- 8     Cpls 1 & 2 double half figure of eight.

9-12     Cpls 1 & 2 turn on the sides 1&1/2 times, 1st man and 2nd lady left hands, 1st lady and 2nd man right hands

13-14     2nd couple cross over

15 -16     Both couples set

17-24     Quick Time Tourbillion. Moving as for strathspey version, but turning by right hand, retaining partner's right hand throughout, and facing partners to set:
     17-18 Both cpls turn by right hand, finish facing partners on the side, rt. hands joined, 1st man in 2nd lady's place, 2nd lady in 1st man's place.

     19-20 All set

     21-22 both cpls turn by rt. Hands, finish facing partners across, rt. hands joined, 1st lady in 2nd man's place, 2nd man in 1st lady's place
     23-24 All cross to own side

25- 32     Lefts and rights, beginning changing places on sides giving left hands.

Repeat from 2nd place.

Devised by Harry Ways (hways [at] March 2005

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December 11, 2006

Barbara's Strathspey 8x32 S


8x32 strathspey for 3 couples

1-8     1C set, cast one place as 2C step up, and dance a half figure of eight, 1W down between 3C and 1M up between 2C, to end in 2nd place on opposite sides.

9-16     2C, 1C, and 3C take hands on the sides and set, then 1C cross to own sides passing RS. 1W and 3W, 1M and 2M, turn RH 1 1/2 times to change places. Ending order is 1, 2, 3 on the men's side and 2, 3, 1 on the women's side.

17-24     1C, 2C, and 3C dance a three-couple bourrel:
   1M and 3W, similarly 2M and 1W, set advancing to each other and turn BH halfway then away from each other to end back to back in the center of the set, woman facing up and man facing down.
   Meanwhile, 2W and 3M chase a little more than halfway CCW around the set to end facing their partners.
   All set to partners and turn them BH to their own sides, W facing down and M facing up. The ending order is 3, 1, 2.

25-32     3C, 1C, and 2C chase CW halfway around the set. All turn partners RH to face in the center, then turn away from partners over their right shoulders and dance out to own sides. Order is now 2, 1, 3.


Suggested music: "Lady Lucy Ramsay" from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.

Devised by Susan McKinnell (luvscd [at]; )
This dance was written for Barbara Cool, the leader of our Branch demo team.

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