Dance S-Locomotion 9561

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Ken Jones (1998)
Intensity
6666 6666 8488 8888 = 84% (1 turn), 84% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
Published in
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Extra info
In the "Scottish Country Dancer ...

In the "Scottish Country Dancer" No 21 October 2015 under 'Letters to the editors' , p.28 you find the following interesting letter about the pronunciation of 'S-Locomotion'.

Dear Editor,

At the recent AGM we were invited to dance the strathspey from book 41, which was incorrectly announced as "Ess-Locomotion". The deviser, the late Ken Jones of Sheffield Branch wrote this dance in honour of our Branch President, Paul Bond. Ken knew that Paul had a passionate interest in steam engines and assumed, wrongly as it happens, that these were the type which hauled trains, hence "Locomotion". However, he realized that by preceding this word with the letter "S", he could point out that Paul, always a stirrer, but now getting elderly, caused, wherever he went, a "slow commotion"!

Joyce and Hugh Porteous, Sheffield Branch

S-Locomotion 4/4L · S32

1–
1W+2W & 3M+4M cross Lsh past P | cast two L to each other's places ; all M (top) and W (bottom) LHA
9–
1M+2M & 3W+4W cross Rsh to person opposite | cast two R ; 3c+4c (top) & 1c+2c (bottom) RHA (to 3x,4x,1x,2x)
17–
½Reels4 on the sides ; 2c waits in 1plx while{4} the others continue in ½Reel3 (to 2x,3x,4x,1x)
25–
All Set, cross RH, 2c+3c & 4c+1c circle4 left

S-Locomotion 4/4L · S32

1-8
1L+2L cross passing partner LSh & cast down 2 places as 3M+4M cross & cast up 2 places, top 4 Men also bottom 4 Ladies dance LH across.
9-16
1M+2M cross passing opp dancer RSh & cast down 2 places as 3L+4L cross & cast up 2 places, top 2 cpls also bottom 2 cpls dance RH across.
17-24
3s+4s+1s+2s dance 1/2 RSh reels of 4 on sides, 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance 1/2 reels of 3 on sides.
25-32
All set, cross RH, 2s+3s also 4s+1s circle 4H round to left.

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