Dance Wagonwheel Strathspey 11047

Strathspey · 80 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Elsie Fourie (1988)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Devised by Elsie Fourie (née ...

Devised by Elsie Fourie (née Scott, born near Aberdeen), Pretoria, South Africa; 1988

The winning entry in the competition held by the Pretoria Branch to submit a dance to the RSCDS for publication in their booklet of dances from around the world, "Frae A' The Airts".

In commemoration of early South African pioneers who trekked in ox-wagons to the interior of the country and crossed over the Drakensberg Mountains. The ox-wagon is symbolic to South Africa and the Voortrekker Monument is surrounded by a wall of 64 stone ox-wagons depicting the laager of wagons which the pioneers formed when in fear of an attack. The formations in the dance represent the turning of the wheels and the spokes of the wheels.

Wagonwheel Strathspey 4S · S80

1--
Circle8 and back
9--
All set to P | turn BH 1 ¼ to finish NHJ facing cclw ; M LHJ in centre, ½ LHA (3,4,1,2)
17--
All M pulling Lsh back ½ RHA to P's original place while{4} all W chase cclw ½ to P's original place ; all set to P | turn P BH ½ (1,2,3,4)
25--
1c+3c (W following M) dance on 1 place clw and in (M Rsh round M, W Rsh round W) to face next cpl ; all set | all turn opposite person BH, M ¾, & W 1 ¼ into circle (3M+1W+2c+1M+3W+4c)
33--
Circle8 L (top&bottom M on W's R)
41--
1c+3c ½ RHA to original places ; all ½ Gr-Chain (3,4,1,2)
49--
4c+2c (W following M) dance on 1 place clw and in (M Rsh round M, W Rsh round W) to face next cpl ; all set | all turn opposite person BH, M ¾, & W 1 ¼ into circle (3c+2M+4W+1c+4M+2W)
57--
Circle8 L (sides M on W's R)
65--
2c+4c ½ RHA to original places ; all ½ Gr-Chain to finish NHJ with P facing clw (1,2,3,4)
73--
W RHJ in centre, all RHA ending W in centre facing P

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