Dance New Amsterdam 13769

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Chris Ronald (2010)
Intensity
880/844/844/888 = 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised in April 2010.

The ...

Devised in April 2010.

The first permanent European settlement in Manhattan was named Nieuw-Amsterdam by the Dutch in 1625. The name was changed to New York in 1664, after the Duke of York.

Music Any good reel. A suitable recording is ‗On the Morning Tide‘, Many Happy Returns, Hanneke Cassel and Dave Wiesler, track 1.

The Celtic Cross progression is a new figure of progression introduced in my book 12 Scottish Country Dances (2009).

See Annex 1 for a note on the 'Swing Corners' figure. The original Swing Corners figure appears in Scotia Swing. I have modified the figure to fit this dance.

New Amsterdam 3/4L · R32

1--
1c+2c Celtic Cross Progression : 1M+2W turn RH while 1W & 2M chase cclw ½ into line4 across {3}, 1c & 2c turn P LH ½ {1} ; 1W+2M turn RH ¾ while 1M & 2W chase cclw ¼ into midline | 2c turn P LH ¾ to sides while 1c turn P LH to face 1cnrs
9--
Swing Corners : 1c turn 1cnrs RH | turn P LH ½ to face 3cnrs ; turn 3cnrs RH | turn P LH ¾ to face 2cnrs. Cnrs dance continuously
17--
Repeat [9-16] with 2cnrs (2,1,3)
25--
Circle6 and back (2,1,3)

New Amsterdam 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s+2s dance the "Celtic Cross Progression":
1-4 1M+2L turn RH as 1L+2M chase anticlockwise 1/2 way into a line of 4 across, 1/2 turn partner LH;
5-8 1L+2M 3/4 turn RH as 1M+2L chase 1/4 way anticlockwise into a line up/down middle, 2s 3/4 turn partner LH to end on own side as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-24
1s "Swing Corners":
9-12 1s turn 1st corner RH, 1s 1/2 turn LH to face 3rd corner
13-20 1s repeat 9-12 with 3rd & 2nd corners to face 4th corner
21-24 1s turn 4th corner RH to 2nd place own side
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: Nov. 21, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

NameDateOwnerLast changed
2016-11-16 Kukucksnest November course list of dances 2016-11-20 antoine rousseau Nov. 20, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
November Course 2016 KKN - Dances taught by Antoine 2016-11-17 Martina Mueller-Franz Nov. 21, 2016, 3:56 p.m.

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