Dance The Valentine 13582

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Linda C Gaul (2008)
Intensity
800 880 888 888 = 75% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Extra info
Written for Fiona Mackie on ...

Written for Fiona Mackie on St Valentine's Day, 14 February 2008.

Linda Gaul, responding to queries about [25-28], wrote:

"The original instructions for bars 25-26 state “3rd, 1st and 2nd couples, giving right hands, turn half way round and remain in the middle”. That is correct. The only error was that the “all facing up” instruction got put at the end of bars 25-26 instead of 27-28.

I often say to my class that at the end of bar 28, you can get a kiss in, if you wish. You couldn’t do that if you were setting near the sidelines! If the dancers in the videos are shown near the sidelines they are wrong!

The Valentine 3/4L · S32

1–
1c set | Turn BH and face down, NHJ ; dance to bottom and cast up (2c up) to (2,1,3)
9–
2c+1c DblFig8 (1c cross up), 1c finish facing 1cnr
17-20
1c+1cnrs set while{2} 2cnrs set diagonally | 1c dance round P by the R to face 1cnr position again while{2} all cnrs chase 1 place clw ;
21-24
1c+facing corners set while{2} other corners set diagonally | 1c dance round P by the R to 2plx while{2} all cnrs chase 1 place clw (3x,1x,2x)
25–
All C turn RH ½ and face P close by | set in lines of 3 (join H) and all face up; all C dance to top, casting off (2c looping) into (2,1,3)

The Valentine 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s set & turn 2H to face down, 1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place
9-16
2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross up to start) & 1s end facing 1st corners
17-20
1s set to 1st corners as 2nd corners set diagonally & dance RSh round each other to face 1st corner (pstn) again as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place
21-24
1s set to corners as 2s set diagonally & dance RSh round each other to 2nd place opposites as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place. (3)(1)(2)
25-32
3s+1s+2s 1/2 turn RH & face partners. All set in lines of 3 to finish facing up NHJ, 3s followed by 1s+2s dance up & cast to new positions. 2 1 3

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Added on: Feb. 7, 2012, 12:16 p.m.
Quality: Informal/Social

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