Dance The Double Sixsome 1708

Reel · 64 bars · 6 couples (4x,5x,6x) · Longwise - 6   (Progression: 231645)

Devised by
Mary Shoolbraid Brandon (1971)
Intensity
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Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music

The Double Sixsome 6/6L · R64

Start with the three bottom couples on opposite side (1,2,3,4x,5x,6x)

1–
All W A&R ; all M dance Rsh round P into BH hold
9–
1c+2c+3c slip down & up (W side) while{8} 4c+5c+6c slip up & down (M side), finish for
17–
1c+2c+3c & 4c+5c+6c Allemandes, each starting towards the end. The third couple in each Allemande overtakes the second couple (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)
25–
1c+6c RHA, LHA
33–
2c+3c & 4c+5c R&L
41–
1c & 6c lead towards own end, cross and cast round the end couple ; dance down/up the middle to meet and turn person opposite BH ½
49–
Repeat towards the other end
57–
All set twice ; turn P RH (2,3,1,6x,4x,5x)

The Double Sixsome 6/6L · R64

4s & 5s & 6s start on opp sides

1-8
All Ladies Adv+Ret, all Men dance round partners RSh & end in centre with partners
9-16
1s+2s+3s slip step down & back while 4s+5s+6s slip step up & back (Men pass BtoB)
17-24
1s+2s+3s dance modified Allemande & end with 2s dancing to top (2 3 1) as 4s+5s+6s dance reverse Allemande down (5s to end). 2 3 1 6 4 5
25-32
1s+6s (centre couples) dance RH across & LH back
33-40
2s+3s also 4s+5s dance R&L
41-48
1s cross up & dance out between 2s & 3s, up round 2s & dance down to meet 6s who dance similarly round 5s, 1s+6s 1/2 turn opp dancer 2H
49-56
Repeat bars 41-48 at opposite ends & end by turning opposite dancer 2H to places
57-64
All set twice & turn RH. 2 3 1 6 4 5

Repeat with new end couples

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: Oct. 21, 2015, 11:41 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2016-11-28 2016-11-28 Cord Walter Dec. 5, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017-01-16 2017-01-16 Cord Walter Jan. 16, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
SF Hildesheim 2-6-7 etc. Paare Cord Walter Oct. 19, 2015, 11:33 p.m.
15 10 17 Bognor Regis 2015-10-17 Chris Pratt Sept. 5, 2015, 3:07 p.m.
Scottish Flowers Hildesheim 2017 2017-01-01 Cord Walter Jan. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

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