Dance The Dark Mile 1559

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Barry Priddey
Intensity
880 888 888 848 = 87% (1 turn), 87% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The Dark Mile is a ...

The Dark Mile is a tree-lined avenue to the north of Achnacarry on the road from Gairlochy to Loch Arkaig.

The Dark Mile 3/3L · S32

1–
1c+2c Tourbillon (2,1,3)
9–
All lead down, 3c leading ; and up in promhold, 2c leading (2,1,3)
17–
All in promhold, 2c goes L, 1c goes R, 3c goes L into Lsh Reel3 across, at end 2c to 1pl, 1c to M side, 3c to W side (both M on L of P)
25–
1c+3c turn person opposite BH ½ and lead on clw one place | All set [this is ½ Tourbillon] (2,3,1x) ; 2c+3c Circle4 L while 1c turn BH 1½ (2,3,1)

The Dark Mile 3/3L · S32

1-8
1s+2s dance Tourbillon :
1s & 2s turn partners 2H 1/2 way, 1M & 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side & 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
1s & 2s 1/2 turn partners 2H, 1L & 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st pl & 1s in 2nd pl & 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16
3s followed by 1s+2s lead down, with 2s leading, all dance up in prom hold (2s to top place)
17-24
2s go to left, 1s to right & 3s to left to dance reels of 3 across in prom hold (3s LSh to 2s to start) & end 2s separate to 1st places own sides, 1s dance down to end on Men's side (Lady on Man's right) & 3s dance down to end on Ladies' side (Lady on Man's right)
25-32
1M+3L also 1L+3M (opp persons) 1/2 turn 2H & chase clockwise 1 place to 2 3 1. All set 2s+3s circle 4H round to left while 1s turn 2H 1.1/2 times

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Social Afternoon 2018-09-15 Anselm Lingnau Sept. 18, 2018, 2:18 a.m.
Saint_Quay_Perros_Ball_2016-07-02 2016-02-28 Roland Telle March 15, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Loch Leven - Post DAA 2017-06-25 Peter Price June 25, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Guernsey Ball 2014 Riekje O. Feb. 6, 2014, 7:44 a.m.
Harrogate 2015 2015-03-09 Truus de Ceuster Feb. 18, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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