Dance The Rare Bird 5474

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: Other)

Devised by
John Drewry (1994)
Intensity
4444 8888 8888 4884 = 81% (1 turn), 81% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info

Non-standard starting position.

Non-standard starting position.

The Rare Bird 4/4L · S32

Two chords; on 2nd chord 1W+2c & 3W+4c move as for »Glasgow Highlanders, putting 1c & 3c on the M side, facing 2c & 4c on the W side.

1–
1M+2M & 3M+4M turn RH ¾ , dance Rsh round P, to places ; 1W+2W & 3W+4W repeat LH/Lsh
9–
1c+2c & 3c+4c (NHJ with P) set | ½ Circle4 L ; set | petronella in tandem into the middle, 1c facing 2c & 3c facing 4c (1x,2,3x,4)
17–
1c+4c S&Link twice with P, finish in sidelines, while{} 2c+3c »S&Link Back to Back« twice (LH person to RH place, RH person to place behind, repeat so each couple ends in other couple's place) finishing in the middle (1x,3,2x,4)
25–
3c & 2c NHJ through own end couple and cast to (1x,3,2x,4) ; all set, each M NHJ with W on L | all W cross while{} all M cast one place clw in on the side, finish C facing C across, each M to L of P

All C have now progressed one position clw)

The Rare Bird 4/4L · S32

2 Ch - 1M & 3M stand as 1L & 3L cross down to 2M/4M place who cross over to partners place as 2L/4L step up (Ladies on right of partners)

1-8
1M+2M also 3M+4M 3/4 turn RH & dance RSh round partner to places, 1L+2L also 3L+4L repeat LSh
9-16
1s+2s also 3s+4s set & circle 4H round to left 1/2 way, set & petronella-in-tandem. (1)2(3)4
17-24
1s & 4s Set+Link twice & end on sides while 2s+3s Set+Link with partner rotating to face partner then Set&Rotate with other prtnr to end (1)3(2)4
25-32
3s & 1s dance out between end cpls & cast back to place, all set & Men cast 1 pl clockwise as Ladies cross to end 3s+4s M side & 1s+3s L side
NameDateOwnerLast changed
Leeds Scottish Country Dance Club 27 June 2015 2014-10-11 Irene Dracup April 12, 2015, 7:42 p.m.
Leeds - St Columba's Hogmanay Dance 30 Dec 2014 2014-12-30 Irene Dracup Sept. 4, 2014, 8:13 p.m.
THISTLE CLUB DANCE (Leeds) - 4 Oct 2014 2014-10-04 Christine Parker-Jones Sept. 21, 2014, 1:31 p.m.
Leeds Club dance 8 November 2014 2014-11-08 Irene Dracup Oct. 30, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

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