Dance Rice and Lefse 12014

Also known as “(Wild) Rice and Lefse”.

Jig · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 312)

Devised by
Lara Friedman-Shedlov (2005)
800/888/888/888/844 = 80% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Devised by Lara Friedman-Shedlov in ...

Devised by Lara Friedman-Shedlov in 2005 in an attempt to create a dance with three types of rights and lefts. Lefse is a round flatbread of Norwegian origin, traditionally made of a potato-based dough and baked on a griddle. It is quite popular in Minnesota, which has many people of Scandanavian descent. Wild rice is native to the Minnesota wetlands and traditionally cultivated by its native people.

"Although unorthodox, it has been noted that this progression technically will work as an 8x40 dance in traditional 4-couple longwise set, with the 1st couple stepping down to 4th place after the 2nd repetition. Since 8x40 jig recordings are a lot easier to come by than 3x40, feel free to dance it this way. Music for "The Express" was recommended by at least one person who tried this." (Lara Friedman-Shedlov).

Rice and Lefse 3/3L · J40

1c set | cast (2c up) ; dance down between 3c and cast up to 2pl (2,1,3)
1c cross RH | dance RSh round 1cnr[pos] ; chase clw ¾ into facing lines3 across (M/W between 2c/3c) while{8} 2c+3c R&L
3C R&L starting up/down
All set. On (30] 2c & 3c face P | 1c Petronella turn to 2pl while{2} 2c & 3c cross RH (2x,1,3x)
Diagonal R&L (3,1,2)

Rice and Lefse 3/3L · J40

1s set, cast 1 place, dance down between 3s & cast up to 2nd place
1s cross RH, cast to right & dance 3/4 way round set to end 1M between 2s facing down &1L between 3s facing up while 2s+3s dance R&L
2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L (start by changing place RH up/down)
All set & 1s petronella turn to 2nd place own sides while 2s & 3s cross RH
1s dance diag R&L with 2s+3s to end 3 1 2 4
2nd time through, ends 3 4 1 2, 1s step to bottom & 3s become new 1s

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Lara Friedman-Shedlov · Aug. 17, 2012, 10:08 p.m.

Devised as a dance with three different forms of rights and lefts. "Rice and Lefse" (lefse is a Norwegian potato-based flatbread popular in my home state of Minnesota) is a play on "rights and lefts."

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