Dance The First Rain of Spring 16525

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

Devised by
Wouter Joubert
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  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Those who live in the drier parts of the world, especially in areas of predominantly summer rainfall, will appreciate the joy of those first spring showers after three or four months of "drought".

The First Rain of Spring 3/3L · J32

1--
1c dance down below 3c | cast up 1 place ; dance up to 1pl facing out | 1c+2c ½ turn EH, 2c face out
9--
2c+1c DblFig8, 1c crossing up
17-20
1c+3c turn P RH ¾ and face P up/dn | set ;
21-28
(½ Celtic Reel) 1c+3c pass Rsh | “outers” chase ¼ way clw while{2} “inners” turn (no hands) ¾ Lsh to face same person ; repeat
29-32
1c+3c Turn P RH ¾ | all set

The First Rain of Spring 3/3L · J32

1-8
1s dance down, cast up round 3s, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out. 1s+2s 1/2 turn (Men LH, Ladies RH)
9-16
2s+1s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast to start)
17-20
1s+3s 3/4 turn RH into line up/down in middle facing partner & set
21-28
1s+3s dance 1/2 Celtic Reel:
21-22 1s+3s pass partner RSh
23-24 1M+3L dance clockwise while 1L+3M dance 3/4 round each other LSh to face partners in line across
25-26 1s+3s pass partner RSh
27-28 1L+3M dance clockwise while 1M+3L dance 3/4 round each other LSh to face partners in line up/down set
29-32
3s+1s 3/4 turn partners RH to sidelines & 2s+3s+1s set

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Nice pace and involvement

Jeremy Dent · May 3, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

Only three couples so plenty of action and the Celtic Reels are great fun. Nice rattling tune and good pace.

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