November 2, 2007

Examination Fever 8x32 J

32-bar Jig for 3 couples set in a 4-couple longwise set

1–8     1st and 3rd couples dance a double figure of eight around standing 2nd couple, 1st couple crossing down and 3rd couple dance up to begin.
1st couple ends up with nearer hand joined in the middle of the set (facing down), while 2nd couple steps in on bar 8, nearer hands joined facing up.

9–16     1st and 2nd couples dance a “Half Rondel?:
    9-10     1st couple dance under an arch made by 2nd couple, to change places
    11-12     2nd and 1st couples change sides, women passing in front of the men
    13-14    2nd and 1st couples set on the sidelines
    15-16    2nd and 1st couples cross back to own sides, giving left hands.

17–20     All three couples dance six hands to the right for six slip steps and then, on bar 20, cross left foot over the right (releasing hands) and pivot round to face out pulling right shoulder back.

21-24     2nd, 1st and 3rd couples chase round clockwise back to own sides.
On bar 24 3rd lady and 2nd man end up facing out, ready to start the Reel (in the opposite direction).

25–32     2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a “Reel of Three? on own sides.
1st man starts dancing in and up, while 1st lady dances in and down.

Repeat, having passed a couple

Devised by Martina Mueller-Franz (mcmuellerfranz [at], 02. August 2007. This dance is dedicated to a number of friends (in alphabetic order): Eva-Maria Beckmann, Antje Böttcher, Birgit Frie, Gabrielle Funhoff, Chris Houston-Dewilde, Dirk Kölbl, Daniéle Landrieau, Luitgard Merkens, Anika McGregor, Birgit Röhricht, Antoine Rousseau, Thomas Stork, Sjoerd van Leersum, Iryna Zhurakovska and Claudia Zyla, who attended different Units of the RSCDS Teaching Certificate in Summer and Autumn 2007.

Posted by ldfs at November 2, 2007 10:29 AM
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