Dance Swings and Roundabouts 16495

See also: Swings and Roundabouts (3/4L, Maarseveen: Dancing Thistles), Swings and Roundabouts (3/4L, Kean: Peterborough 2000)

Medley · 64 bars (S32+J32) · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Ian Dall (2015)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Swings and Roundabouts 3/4L · M64

1-8
1s turn RH once & cast to 2nd place & turn LH about 1 1/2 times to face corners
9-16
1s and 1st corners change places RH, while 2nd corners set advancing slightly towards middle of set.1st and 2nd corners dance 1/2 LHA, while 1s dance CW round outside to next corner position.1W + 3M and 1M + 2W change place RH, while 3W and 2M cast by R dance out to their opposite corner position, 3W finish in 1st M's place and 2M in 3rd W's place (At end of bar 14, corners finish facing CW)1st + 2nd corners dance CW round outside to next corner position, while 1s turn LH 1 1/2 times to face their 1st corner in 2nd corner position.
17-24
Repeat bars 9-14 from the new positions then 1s turn LH 3/4 round to finish in 2nd place on own side while 1st and 2nd corners dance CW round outside to next corner position.
25-32
1s diagonal R&L (1W up and 1M down)

JIG

33-64
1s Repeat bars 1-32 beginning from 2nd place. In bars 15-16 1s may prefer to replace the turn 1 1/2 times with change place.

Repeat with a new top couple.

Swings and Roundabouts 3/4L · M64

Strathspey

1-8
1s turn RH, cast, turn 1.1/4 LH to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-10
1s+1st corners change places RH while 2nd corners set advancing slightly to centre
11-12
1st+2nd corners dance 1/2 LH across while 1s chase clockwise to next corner place
13-14
1L+3M & 1M+2L change places RH while 3L & 2M cast right to opp corner place
15-16
1st+2nd corners chase clockwise to next corner while 1s turn 1.1/2 LH to face 1st corners (in 2nd corner position)
17-24
Repeat 9-14 then 1s turn 3/4 LH to 2nd place own side while 1st+2nd corners chase clockwise to next corner
25-28
1/2 Diag R&L (1L+3L & 1M+2M cross RH)
29-32
1/2 Diag R&L (1L+3M & 1M+2L cross RH)

Jig

33-64
1s repeat 1-32 from 2nd place (may replace LH turn 15-16 with change places LH)

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: May 10, 2017, 1:55 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
White Rose Festival 2016 - Demonstration Dances 2016-07-09 Andrew Locke Feb. 17, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

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