Dance Midnight Oil 4365

Jig · 48 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 24153)

Devised by
John Drewry (1992)
Intensity
80800 82842 84884 80800 80800 80800 = 50% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Midnight Oil 5/5L · J48

1--
1c+3c lead far down (2c+4c up) | turn ¾ RH and face P, RHJ ; set , W turning under M’s arm | 1c+3c dance up (W leading)
9--
1c+2W & 3c+4W RHA ; 1c+4M & 3c+5M LHA, 1c+3c finish facing 1cnrs
17--
1c+3c with 1cnrs pass and turn, pass P Rsh ; repeat with 2cnrs, at end pass P Rsh onto midline, W above and facing M
25--
Reel4 on midline, at end pass Rsh in the middle to finish 1c facing out in 2pl on W side / likewise 3c in 4pl on M side
33--
1c dance out between 2W & 4W, split, cast round them, meet in middle, repeat through M side while{8} 3c do the same, starting between 4M & 5M. (1M & 3W pass Lsh between 4c). All finish where they started the reel, but 1M faces 3W
41--
1W+3M set twice facing up and down while{4} 1M+3W turn RH to face P ; 1c+3c turn P LH ¾ | cast off on own side (4c+5c up) (2,4,1,5,3)

Midnight Oil 5/5L · J48

1-8
1s & 3s lead down & 3/4 turn RH to L facing down & M up, retaining hold of RH set & L turns under ptnrs Rt arm to dance up (Men follow prtnr)
9-16
1s & 3s dance RH across with 2L/4L, 1s & 3s dance LH across with 4M/5M to end facing 1st corners
17-24
1s also 3s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2ndcorners & into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)
25-32
1s+3s dance reel of 4 up & down centre of dance & end in centre holding partners nearer hand (1s face Ladies side & 3s face Men's side)
33-40
1s also 3s dance out sides & cast, dance in to meet ptnr (1M & 3L pass LSh) to dance out other side & cast back to middle (1M & 3L pass RSh & face each other)
41-48
1L also 3M set twice while 1M+3L turn RH, 1s & 3s turn partner LH & cast down 1 place on own sides. End 2 4 1 5 3

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