Dance Glayva 2506

Jig · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
John Drewry (1976)
Intensity
88 88 88 88 = 100% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Touted by its manufacturer, Whyte ...

Touted by its manufacturer, Whyte & Mackay, as “the best liqueur in the world™”, Glayva is a beverage containing malt whisky, Mediterranean tangerine juice, almonds, honey, spices and other ingredients and is prepared to a secret recipe invented in 1947 by the Edinburgh whisky merchant, Ronald Morrison. The name derives from the Gaelic glè math, meaning “very good”.

This dance by the same name is one of the first, if not the first, dance featuring the “espagnole” formation. Note that the espagnole, taking up the final 8 bars of the dance, is basically identical to the first or second 8 bars of the dance rotated by 90°.

John Drewry wrote in the original description that the dance was for Mary Prentice's Birthday 12th January, 1976, in Ibiza.

Glayva 2/4L · J32

1–
1c+2c ½ DblFig8 (1c cross down to begin) ; 1c turn 2c easy hand on side (1c inwards) (1x,2x)
9–
Repeat from new positions (1,2)
17–
1c+2c RHA and dance to centre and pull Rsh back ; dance out to places | all set (facing in)
25–
1c+2c Espagnole.

Espagnole: both W lead RHJ to M side, cross and cast back to exchanged places while{4} Men cross to W side, lead RHJ back to M side and cross to exchanged places ; all turn P EH (2,1)

Glayva 2/4L · J32

1-8
1s+2s dance 1/2 double Fig of 8, 1L+2L & 1M+2M turn on sides (Men LH Ladies RH)
9-16
1s+2s dance 1/2 double Fig of 8, 1L+2L & 1M+2M turn on sides (Men RH Ladies LH)
17-24
1s+2s dance RH across ending with dancers turning (individually) by the right to places & setting
25-32
1s+2s dance Espagnole : 1s+2s cross the set, (Ladies dancing RH joined, between Men), Ladies change places RH, 1s+2s cross back (Men dancing RH joined between Ladies) Men change places RH (1s+2s have now changed pstns), 2s turn RH & 1s turn LH

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