Dance Langholm Fair 3700

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

Devised by
Jean Attwood
Intensity
555 888 666 820 = 69% (1 turn), 70% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
This dance depicts a fair ...

This dance depicts a fair, where boys meet girls, celebrate "handfasting" (1-year trial marriage) and then marry. There was a handfasting fair in Langholm, 16th-18th centuries..

Langholm Fair 3/3L · S32

1–
1M leading +2M+3M dance across the top and down to behind the Women ; all M cross to own side (1M below 3W, 2M below 2W. 3M below 1W) | All set
9–
Teapots R ; and L (2c RHA with pair to the R ; LHA to the L)
17–
1W leading +2W+3W dance across the top and down behind the M to join own P (who swivels ¾ L on [20] into promhold facing down ; half 3c Promenade to finish 1c in the middle facing up, 2c+3c on sides (1,2,3)
25–
1c cast off as 2c dance to top | 1c turn BH ; cast off to 3pl (3c up) | 1c turn BH. (2,3,1)

Langholm Fair 3/3L · S32

1-8
1M followed by 2M & 3M dance across the top of the set, down behind Ladies & pass through Ladies to own side (to end in reverse order) & set
9-16
2s dance RH across (2L with top couple & 2M with bottom couple), 2s pass RSh & dance LH across with other couple
17-24
1L followed by 2L+3L dance across top of set & down behind Men to pick up their partners & Promenade to original positions
25-32
1s cast to 2nd place & turn 2H, cast to 3rd place & turn 2H

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Zsofia Jozsef · June 3, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

This was a lovely dance, not too complicated but giving lots of chances for practicing Technics and also have some lovely flirt! :-)

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