Dance Two Up, Two Down 10578

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 3x,2x,1x,4x)

Devised by
Derek Haynes
Intensity
8880 8880 8888 8888 = 87% (1 turn), 87% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Allemande for 3 couples (ALLMND;3C;)
  • Reel of four - on side (REEL;R4;SIDES;)
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
"For Pat Batt and all ...

"For Pat Batt and all the other two-sex Scottish Dancers who have to dance on either side of the set. The dance was inspired by Pat's poem "The Ladies Man".

See https://www.rscdslondon.org.uk/pat-batt-poem-the-ladies-man/

According to Brian Charlton:

By the way, there is an error in the description published in the 5th Carnforth Collection in bars 25-32 - it should say 3rd & 2nd couples, and at the same time 1st and 4th couples pass right shoulders to start.

Two Up, Two Down 4/4L · S32

1–
1c+2c+3c set | cross RH ; set | cross LH to promhold facing up
9–
1c+2c+3c Allemande (3,2,1,4)
17–
All set | turn P RH ½ into ; 3c+2c & 1c+4c circle4 L (3x,2x,1x,4x)
25–
Parallel Reels4 on the sidelines (to 3x,2x,1x,4x)

for the next round top and bottom are interchanged.

Two Up, Two Down 4/4L · S32

1-8
1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set & 1/2 turn partners LH into prom hold facing up
9-16
1s+2s+3s dance Allemande
17-24
All set, 1/2 turn partners RH, 3s+2s also 1s+4s circle 4H round to left
25-32
All dance reels of 4 on opposite sides ending 3 2 1 4 on opposite sides

Repeat with 'up-side down' set & 4s leading

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Tanznachmittag 24.3.2018 C-DD 2018-03-24 Chemnit Dresden March 22, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Erlangen Summer Dance 2018 2018-06-23 Michael Knorr June 2, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Eastbourne and Grange-over-Sands 2013 Truus de Ceuster Nov. 3, 2013, 9:44 p.m.
Torquay 2014 Truus de Ceuster Feb. 18, 2014, 7:07 p.m.
Chemnitz_Friday SCD Chemnitz Feb. 6, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

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