Dance Flight to Turkmenistan 15454

Also known as “Mike Pagella's Flight of Fancy”.

Reel · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Peter Dawson
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Extra info
Dedicated to Mike Pagella, a ...

Dedicated to Mike Pagella, a valued and popular member of the Peterborough RSCDS, when he was appointed consultant on the installation of air traffic control equipment at an airfield In Turkmenistan. This dance was first danced at Mike's farewell party and tries to represent some aspects of airport life and flying.

  • Bars 1-8: aims to show the general movement of people at an airport from point "A" to point "B".
  • Bars 9-16: the scene in the concourse, farewells being said whilst others are milling around.
  • Bars 17-24: the movement of the planes on and around the.airfield.
  • Bars 25-28: good air traffic control avoids head on collisions.
  • Bars 29-32: the safe landing of a plane on the runway.

Flight to Turkmenistan 4/4L · R32

1c & 4c set | cross LH while{4} 2c+3c ½ R&L (to 1x,3x,2x,4x) ; 1c+3c & 2c+4c change places RH | all cross LH (3,1,4,2)
1c+4c set advancing | hold hands in circle and set ; pull Rsh back to sidelines | 1c+4c touching H briefly chase clw 1 place while{6} 3c & 2c cross RH | chase clw ½ to exchanged places
1c & 4c in promhold (4M on 4W's R) cast R into Fig8 around end cpls ending between ends
4c dance under arch made by 1c to 4pl (3c up) while{4} 1c dance up making arch, separate and cast up behind 2c to 1pl (2c down) ; 1c BHJ slip to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up) (2,3,4,1)

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