Dance Our Lady of the Snows 5122

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
John Drewry (1994)
Intensity
8008/8448/8448/8888 = 75% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info

Devised: 1994-12

  1. The church of ...

Devised: 1994-12

  1. The church of "Our Lady of the Snows" was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1497. Today only a small section of the burial ground remains - tucked behind the houses on the west side of College Bounds, near Johnstone Hall. In the 4th century, John the Patrician had a vision in which the Virgin Mary directed him to build a church on a patch of snow which he would find at the height of summer on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. The truth of this story was confirmed by Pope Pius II in 1497. The information comes from "City by the grey North Sea" by Fenton Wyness.
  2. The wheels on the corners during bars 9-16 can be thought of as snow flakes even though they have only three-fold, rather than six-fold, symmetry.

Our Lady of the Snows 4/4L · S32

Start (1,2,3x,4x)

1--
1c+4c set | turn BH to finish W facing out ; 1c+4c (M following W) cast inwards (2c+3c step to end), and pass Lsh round the other couple into
9--
4c+2W & 1c+3W RHA ; 4c+2M & 1c+3M LHA, finish 4c+1c NHJ facing closest end and 2M & 3M facing out (2,4,1x,3x)
17--
4c+1c dance NHJ to end and cast back while{4} 2c+3c dance in one place and return NHJ to end (2,4,1x,3x) ; 4c+1c Circle4 L
25--
All Circle8 L {2} | Set with HJ ; chase L {1} and cast cclw to starting places (2,4,1x,3x)

Our Lady of the Snows 4/4L · S32

3c+4c start on opp sides [two chords]

1–4
1c set | turn BH to fin in ctr, 1W facing out, 1M behind 1W while 4c dance likewise [4W face out]
5–8
1W (followed by 1M) casts off [2c up], dances across towards M's side and then down the middle while 4W (followed by 4M) casts up [3c down], dances across towards W's side and then up the middle [1c and 4c pass LS]
9–
4c dance RH across with 2W while 1c dance RH across with 3W ; 4c dance LH across with 2M while 1c dance LH across with 3M [4c fin facing up in 2pl, NH joined; 1c fin facing down in 3pl, NH joined; 2M & 3M fin facing out]
17–20
2c dance down sides to 2pl | dance up NH to 1pl while 4c dance up to 1pl | cast off to 2pl own sides while 1c dance down to 4pl | cast up to 3pl opp sides while 3c dance up sides to 3pl | dance down NH to 4pl
21–24
4c+1c [center couples] Circle4 to L
25–
All Circle8 to L {2} | S retaining hands ; chase to L {1} and cast back to own sides {3}

Our Lady of the Snows 4/4L · S32

2 chords - 3s & 4s cross to opp sides on 2nd chord

1-8
1s & 4s set to partners, turn 2H, 1L followed by partner casts behind 2L & dances round other couple LSh to face 3L while 4L followed by partner casts up behind 3L, round other couple to face 2L
9-16
4s+2L also 1s+3L dance RH & LH across 2M/3M, 4s end facing up in 2nd place, 1s facing down in 3rd place & 2M & 3M face out
17-24
4s & 1s dance out ends & cast to 2nd/4th pl while 2s & 3s dance down/up 1 pl, dance in & up/down to top/bottom pl, 4s+1s circle 4H round to left
25-32
All circle left for 2 steps, set, drop hands & dance 1 more step to left & cast back anticlockwise to places. 2 4 (1)(3)

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