Dance The Viking Ship 11765

Medley · 64 bars (S32+R32) · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Birgit Frie
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
The formations represent parts of ...

The formations represent parts of the ship and its operation.

The Viking Ship 4/4L · M64

Strathspey

1-8
All petronella turn & set, petronella turn & set to end on opposite sides
9-16
1s 3/4 turn RH, retain hands & change places with Lady turning under Man's arm & 1/4 turn RH back to original places while 4s dance similarly with LH. All set
17-18
All dance small circles around current place ("turn single") with 1L & 2L also 3M & 4M turning to right & others to left
19-20
2s+3s change places LH on sides
21-24
2s+3s dance 1/2 R&L & end facing end persons (2s facing 1s, 3s facing 4s)
25-32
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides. 1 2 3 4

Reel

1-8
1s+2s also 3s+4s face on sides & dance 4 slips steps out to side & back twice
9-14
All 1/2 turn facing person on sides LH, 1s+4s dance RH across
15-16
2s+1s turn LH on sides to end 1s in middle (Lady at top facing down & Man between 3s facing up) while 4s+3s 1/2 turn LH on sides
17-24
1L advances as 1M retires, 1L joins hands with 3s, 1M advances as 1L retires, 1M joins hands with 2s; repeat. (2s & 3s set throughout)
25-32
1s 1/2 turn 2H, cross up & cast to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 31-32). 2 3 4 1

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