Dance Admiral Nelson 43

Reel · 64 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Unknown (1805)
Intensity
8800/8000/8000/8888/8880/8800/8888/8000 = 56% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change
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From Scotland Dances, by Jeannie ...

From Scotland Dances, by Jeannie Callander Sharp:

On 21st October, 1805, the Right Honorable the Viscount Nelson, K. B., was mortally wounded aboard Victory during the triumphant battle of Trafalgar. It is ironic that this dance was published in the same year as Nelson's death.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, born in Norfolk, England, in 1758, created viscount in 1801, was the hero of all Britain. He was courageous: he gave the sight of his right eye, his right arm, and, later, his life in the defense of his country. He was a romantic figure: one only need consider his long attachment to Emma Hamilton, a fact that must have titillated the ladies of his time. He was a great humanitarian: unlike Marlborough and Wellington, his common touch would appeal strongly to the Scots.

The Nelson Monument, atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh, was finished in 1815. Whether by accident or design, it rather resembles an inverted telescope. The English monument to their native son in Trafalgar Square, while in somewhat better taste than the Edinburgh memorial, was not finished until 1849, over forty years after Nelson's death. But, in Glasgow Green stands another monument honouring Lord Nelson. The energetic Glaswegians began erecting theirs in 1805 and it was finished in 1806. And at the same time there was erected another monument to Admiral Nelson, a seventy-foot octagonal tower atop Cluny Hill in the small Morayshire town of Forres.

Admiral Nelson 4/4L · R64

1–
1c+2c circle4 and back
9–
1W followed by 1M casts off and dances round 2c and back to place
17–
Repeat [9-16], 1M leading
25–
1c+2c & 3c+4c RHA ; LHA
33–
1c+2c+3c Circle6 and back, finishing for
41–
1c+2c Allemande (2,1,3,4)
49–
2c+1c+3c+4c G-Chain, end couples crossing
57–
1c lead up and cast to 4pl (3c+4c up)

Admiral Nelson 4/4L · R64

1-8
1s+2s circle 4H round & back
9-16
1L followed by partner casts down below 2s, cross & cast up on Men's side & back to places
17-24
1M repeats this Fig starting by casting down own side followed by partner
25-32
1s+2s & 3s+4s R&L
33-40
1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back
41-48
1s+2s Allemande
49-56
All dance Grand Chain
57-64
1s lead up to top & cast down own sides to 4th place

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Swarthmore College English-Scottish Ball 1995 1995-02-11 Andy Peterson Jan. 8, 2018, 4:02 a.m.

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