February 11, 2009

Anna's Homecoming 8x32 R

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


1-8     Mirror reels of 3 on the sides, 1st couple dancing in and down to begin, 2nd couple out and up.

9-16     1st couple with nearer hands joined dance down the middle and up, finishing facing out ready for. . .

17-20     Mirror turns 1-1/2 times to change places with the 2nd couple, i.e. 1W and 2W turn RH 1-1/2, 1M and 2M turn LH 1-1/2.

21-24     2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples taking hands on the sides advance and retire

25-32     2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples circle six hands round and back.

Repeat having passed a couple

Music: A frolicsome reel, yet to be determined.

Devised by Lara Friedman-Shedlov (lfriedmanshedlov [at] gmail.com), as a possible entry for the RSCDS "Homecoming Scotland" dance competition, and dedicated in memory of Anna Laino, who left us far too soon. Anna, you'll always be part of the dance.

Anna Laino, 1983-2009, was a member of the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch. A gifted musician, Anna was also fiddler for Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword Dancers. In addition to fiddle, her repertoire of musical instruments included piano, accordion, organ, and trumpet, and she sang like an angel. She completed her Masters in Sacred Music in 2008 and was organist and choirmaster for St. David's Episcopal Church in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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