Dance Portsonachan 14739
Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4 (Progression: 213)
- Devised by
- Rod Downey (2013)
- 800 800 880 880 = 50% (1 turn), 37% (whole dance)
- Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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- 1-8 First couple dance a ...
1-8 First couple dance a figure of eight on the sides, first woman in front of the second, and behind the third; first man similarly. Hands should be given where possible.
9-16 First couple dances a figure of eight across the dance around the second couple.
17-24 First and second couples dance four hands across and back, finishing in the centre ready for a poussette.
25-32 First and second couples dance a poussette.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
Devised 16th March 2013. This is a teaching dance for our influx of beginners who were having dificulty with figures of eight across/on the sides. Plus I had just taught poussette. Portsonachan means \port of peace", and is a Hotel on Loch Awe where Kristin and I stayed during Easter 2012. The setting is quite lovely, and we had a great time, while experiencing a rather surreal (but friendly) hotel experience involving lost bookings, cold water, delightfully eccentric Spanish waiter, remarkable furniture and many other adventures.
Portsonachan 3/4L · J32
- 1c Fig8 on own side, start down between 2c, give hands when possible
- 1c Fig 8 round 2c
- 1c+2c RHA ; LHA, finishing for
- 1c+2c Poussette (2,1,3)