June 26, 2012

Start Your Engines 8x32 J

32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple set

1-8     LS Reel on ladies side. 1L, followed by her partner, dance LS reel on ladies'
side. 1M passes his partner when dancing through 3L position (as in dolphin reel).

9-16     RS reel on men's side - 1M, followed by his partner, dance RS reel on
men's side, crossing to 2nd place on men's side to begin. 1L passes her partner
when dancing through 3M position.

17-20     1C, nearer hands joined, dance down the middle, below 3C, and cast to 2nd
place on own side. 2C step up on bars 19-20.

21-24    2C, 1C, 3C turn RH once round

25-32     (As in Major Ian Stewart) 2, 1, 3 couples circle and chase -circle hands
around to the left for six slip steps. On bar 28, cross right foot over left, release
hands, pull back left shoulder to pivot round, and dance counterclockwise back to
progressed positions.

Repeat having passed a couple.

Devised by Ellen Ternes (ellenter [at] comcast.net) after learning, with great glee, that the very Italian-looking Dario Franchitti, winner of the 2012 Indy 500 race, is very Scottish!

Suggested music: "Flights of Fancy," from Celebrate 50 Years of Dancing with the
Boston Branch

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