September 29, 2010

As Cedar Falls, So Falls Waterloo 4x32 J

AS CEDAR FALLS, SO FALLS WATERLOO

32-bar jig for 4 couples in a square set

1-4    1st cpl dances symmetrical back-to-backs with their corners. (1st woman and her corner dance a back-to-back giving right shoulder; 1st man and his corner dance a back-to-back giving left shoulder)

5-8    1st cpl, taking nearer hands, advances solo toward opposite cpl (3rd cpl). 1st cpl and 3rd cpl "high five". 1st cpl retires.

9 - 12    1st man dances left hands across with the cpl on his left (2nd cpl) while the 1st woman dances right hands across with the cpl on her right (4th cpl).

13 - 16    1st woman crosses in front of first man to turn opposite woman (3rd woman) by the right; first man crosses to turn opposite man (3rd man) by the left.

17 - 20    1st woman crosses in front of first man to dance out between 4th cpl, while 1st man crosses to dance out between 2nd cpl.

20 - 24    The 1st cpl meet back home and turn by the right.

25 - 32    Eight hands round and back.

On the second repetition, the 2nd cpl dances symmetrical back-to-backs, etc.
On the third repetition, the 3rd cpl dances symmetrical back-to-backs, etc.
On the fourth repetition, the 4th cpl dances symmetrical back-to-backs, etc.

NOTE: At the end of bar 6, 1st couple uses their free (outer) hands to "high five" the opposite couple. This hand is the hand used for the hands across figure and the turn on bars 9-16. The 1st man uses left hand for both figures, and the 1st woman uses right hand.

Devised by Doug Schneider (ParadiseMO [at] aol.com) for Lee and Karen Potter; September 2010

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