Dance The Black Swans of Narrabeen 556

Jig · 32 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 51234)

Devised by
Olivia Roberts (1981)
Intensity
80808/80808/08080/88888 = 65% (1 turn), 65% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
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The Black Swans of Narrabeen 5/5L · J32

1–
1c+3c+5c set advancing into line of 6 NHJ, with P on the R | BiL ; 3c+5c Turn RH and lead up 2 places while{4} 1c cast off to 5pl (3,2,5,4,1)
9–
Repeat from new places (to 5,2,1,4,3)
17–
2c+4c lead down {3}, up {3}, and cast off one (1c+3c up) (to 5,1,2,3,4)
25–
5c+1c & 3c+4c R&L while{8} 2c cross RH, Set, cross back RH, set (5,1,2,3,4)

devised for a 1981 Christmas party of the S.C.D. Clubs of Harbord and Lakeside, NSW, Australia. Black swans frequent the nearly Narrabeen Lakes. Ellie Briscoe's »Flock of Geese« is similar, but the progression is different.

The Black Swans of Narrabeen 5/5L · J32

1-8
1s, 3s & 5s set advancing to give RH to partner & LH to next dancer, Bal-in-Line, 3s & 5s turn RH & lead up 2 places while 1s cast to 5pl
9-16
Repeat from new places. 5 2 1 4 3
17-24
2s & 4s lead down for 3 & back to places, cast down 1 place. 5 1 2 3 4
25-32
5s+1s also 3s+4s dance R&L while 2s cross RH, set, cross back RH & set

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
New List Graeme Ferguson Jan. 20, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
Abingdon SCDC 2016 Ball Programme 2016-05-14 Dave Fielding May 2, 2016, 4:54 p.m.

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