Dance Never at Sea 12539

Reel · 48 bars · 6 couples (4x,5x,6x) · Longwise - 6   (Progression: 546132)

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J C Haddow
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Devised by John Haddow for ...

Devised by John Haddow for Lynn Edington’s 60th Birthday. Lynn was a meteorological officer in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (the “Wrens”). Their role, when founded in 1917, was to release men for sea service by taking over shore jobs, hence their original motto “Never At Sea”. It was not until 1990, after Lynn had left the Service, that Wrens became full operational members of the Royal Navy, able to go to sea as part of their service.

Never at Sea 6/6L · R48

On second chord, the bottom three couples cross to opposite side (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)
This dance is centro-symmetric; both ends do identical figures

1–
1c+6c cross RH | cast inwards (2c+5c to end) ; cross LH | cast to middle (3c+4c to end) (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
9–
1M+6W & 6M+1W take promhold Lsh Reels3 across with 4c/3c resp. (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
17–
2c+3c+1c & 5c+4c+5c mirror Reels3 on the sides, 1c&6c start inwards towards own end (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
25–
1c+6c R&L
33–
2c&5c cross RH while{} 3c+1c & 6c+4c ½ RHA | on sidelines change place LH between 1pl/2pl, 3pl/4pl and 5pl/6pl (1x,2x,4,3x,5,6) ; repeat {4}
41–
repeat [33-36] ; All turn P RH (5,4,6,1,3,2)

Dance 3 times to end 6 5 4 3 2 1 or 6 times to end 1 2 3 4 5 6

Never at Sea 6/6L · R48

4s & 5s & 6s start on opp sides

1-8
1s cross RH & cast to 2nd place, cross LH & cast to 3rd place while 6s cross RH & cast to 5th place, cross LH & cast to 4th place
9-16
1M+6L Prom hold dance reel of 3 with 4s (pass 4M LSh to start) while 6M+1L dance reel of 3 with 3s (pass 3M LSh) end 1s in 3rd place side by side facing up & 6s in 4th place facing down ready for:..
17-24
1s & 6s dance reflection reels on sides dancing up/down between 3s/4s to start
25-32
1s+6s dance R&L ending with 1s facing up & 6s facing down
33-36
End couples cross RH while cpl in 2nd+3rd pl also cpl in 4th+5th pl dance 1/2 RH across & all (1st+2nd pl, 3rd+4th pl, 5th+6th pl) change pl LH on side
37-40
Repeat bars 33-36
40-44
Repeat bars 33-36
45-48
All turn partners RH 5 4 6(1)(3)(2)

Dance 3 times to end 6 5 4(3)(2)(1) or 6 times to end 1 2 3(4 )(5)(6)

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Added on: Sept. 10, 2012, 12:20 a.m.
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Never At Sea

Laura Adam · Jan. 20, 2014, 11:07 p.m.

The whole class just love this dance. Unusual in a 6 couple set.

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