Dance The Open Road 13071

Also known as “The Bikie and his Moll”.

Jig · 32 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
John Brenchley (1995)
Intensity
7227 6446 8448 8448 = 67% (1 turn), 67% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music

The Open Road 4/4L · J32

3c+4c start on opposite side (1,2,3x,4x)

1–
1c+4c set | 1M+4M cast in (2M+3M step to end) ; 1c+2W & 3W+4c RHA
9–
1M+4M turn LH | cast L behind 2W/3W and take promhold with P on the R ; ½ Rsh Reels3 across (Rsh to 2M/3M) the corners finishing with loops
17–
1c (on W side) +4c (on M side) in promhold ½ Reels3 (Rsh to 3W/2W) ; 2c/3c finish in 4plx/1pl ; 1c+4c LHA in the centre, finish in the centre (3,4x,1,2x)
25–
½ intersecting diagonal Reels4 (2c+3c dancing ½ LHA in the midle) ; 1c+4c Circle4 L (2,4x,1,3x)

Danced 4 times, successively led by 1M+4M, 2M+3M, 1W+4W, 3W+2W.

The Open Road 4/4L · J32

3s & 4s start on opposite sides. To allow both Men & Ladies to be lead dancers, this standing pattern does not reform until the end of dance

1-8
1s & 4s set then 1M & 4M cast in 1 place, 1M with 1L+2L & 4M with3L+4L dance RH across
9-16
1M+4M turn LH & cast left (1M round 2L, 4M round 3L) into prom hold with partners (Lady on right), 1s+2s & 4s+3s dance 1/2 RSh reels across
17-24
1s down on Ladies side & 4s up on Mens side dance 1/2 Rsh reel in prom hold, 4s+1s (in middle) dance LH across & end facing corners 3(4)1(2)
25-32
All dance 1/2 double diag reels of 4 (corners dance 1/2 LH across in middle) as 4s+1s loop back to starting places, 4s+1s circle 4H round to left to end 2(4)1(3)

NOTE:- Danced 4 times successively led by - 1M+4M, 2M+3M, 4L+1L, 3L+2L

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