Dance Ship O' Grace 6052

Strathspey · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Jean McAdam (1955)
Intensity
8000 8888 8888 8224 8008 = 57% (1 turn), 57% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Extra info
Symbolic meaning (from the original ...

Symbolic meaning (from the original description)

1 - 8 The lifeboat is launched. 9 - 16 Rescue equipment .. 17 - 24 The wheel. 25 - 30 Over the waves to the boat in distress. 31 - 32 The knot between the two boats is tied. 33 - 40 Back to safety towing the rescued boat.

Ship O' Grace 4/4L · S40

1--
1c lead down to bottom ; cast up outside to top.
9--
G-Chain (1c&4c start across)
17--
1c+2c & 3c+4c set | ½RHA ; set | ½LHA, end 1c. facing down and others facing up, all NHJ
25--
(“authentic version”: Over the Waves) 1c making an arch change places with 2c | repeat with 3c ; and with 4c | 4c+1c turn P LH, 4c finish facing down
25--
(“popular version”: Over The Waves-Zig-Zag setting) 1c+2c NHJ set advancing, passing to exchanged places, 1c+3c repeat ; 1c+4c repeat (to 2341), 4c+1c turn P LH, 4c finish facing down
33--
1c lead up the centre followed by 4c (start down) ; divide at the top & cast to bottom (2,3,4,1)

Ship O' Grace 4/4L · S40

1-8
1s dance down the middle & back up on own sides
9-16
All dance a Grand Chain
17-24
1s+2s & 3s+4s set & dance RH across 1/2 way, set & dance LH across back to places, 1s facing down, 2s+3s+4s face up

Authentic version

25-32
1s make arch & dance down 1 place 2s dance under & up, repeat with 3s then 4s then 4s+1s turn LH
33-40
1s & 4s lead up to top, 1s casting to 4th place & 4s casting to 3rd place

Popular variation

25-32
1s dance set advancing to right & in to 2nd place as 2s dance out to their right & up to 1st place, repeat with 3s then 4s, all turn RH
33-40
1s lead up to top followed by 4s+3s+2s (who start by dancing down to follow 1s) & cast back to places. 2 3 4 1

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
ZA 2013-09-30 Fish Hoek NSRI Charity Dance: Stripes or Plaid 2013-09-30 Heather Hodgson Sept. 30, 2013, 2:07 p.m.
ZA 2017-09-30 Somerset West 60th Birthday Celebration 2017-09-30 Heather Hodgson Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Marlow 2013-06-01 Spring Dance 2013 2013-06-01 David McQuillan April 28, 2013, 2:34 a.m.
ZA 2011-01-24 Fish Hoek Burns Night Dance Class 2011-01-24 Heather Hodgson April 2, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
LHC Summer Ball Pont Street 2017/06/03 2017-06-03 June 3, 2017, 12:27 a.m.
2018 SEHSCDS Presidents Night 2018-02-09 Dance ForFun Feb. 19, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Lucy Clark Spring Social Dance - Thursday 15 February 2018 Jan Collings Jan. 12, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Combined Societies Dance 2018-03-24 Simon Stewart Feb. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Nantwich Bank of Demo Dances Christine Grove Dec. 21, 2014, 11:06 p.m.
ZA 2015 CelticCritters Examples for Cribs Diagrams Workshop Heather Hodgson Oct. 16, 2015, 1:48 p.m.

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