Dance The Singing Sands 6104

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Barry Priddey
Intensity
880 844 844 888 = 75% (1 turn), 75% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The Pilling diagram in the ...

The Pilling diagram in the 8th edition is in error, see the supplement to the 8th edition for the correct one.

For Diana and Bill Dagnall on their leaving Sutton Coldfield.

The dry white sands on the north-west side of the Isle of Eigg are said to produce a musical sound when walked upon.

The Singing Sands 3/3L · S32

1–
1c+2c Tourbillon (1c+2c turn P BH ½, opening out to one place clw in the square (1c to W side, 2c to M side) | 1c set to 2c ; repeat figure (to 2x,1x) | 2c+1c cross RH) (2,1,3)
9–
1c (M up, W down) dances ½ Fig8 Rsh round 2 cnr ; 1M+3c & 1W+2c ½ Rsh reels3 across (2x,1,3x)
17–
Diagonal R&L (to 3,1,2)
25–
All set | 3c+1c ½ RHA while{} 2c cross RH ; all chase clw ½ round (2,3,1)

Note: The dry white sands on the north-west side of the Isle of Eigg are said to produce a musical sound when walked upon.

The Singing Sands 3/3L · S32

1-8
1s & 2s dance the Tourbillon :
1s & 2s turn partners 2H 1/2 way, 1M & 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side & 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
1s & 2s 1/2 turn partners 2H, 1L & 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st pl & 1s in 2nd pl & 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16
1s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 (Man round 2s & Lady round 3s), 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 (Man with 3s & Lady with 2s)
17-24
1s dance Diag R&L to end 3 1 2
25-32
All set & 3s+1s dance RH across 1/2 way while 2s cross RH, all chase clockwise 1/2 way to end 2 3 1

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