Dance The Battle of Trafalgar 15430

See also: The Battle of Trafalgar (4/4L, Chaney: Southsea 50)

Reel · 40 bars · 6 couples · Other   (Progression: 456312)

Devised by
Keith Rose (2014)
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  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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The dancers are arranged as ...

The dancers are arranged as two, side by side, 3 couple sets, i.e. 4M, 5M and 6M are back to back with 1L 2L and 3L. The first set, couples 1, 2 and 3 represents the English fleet, the second set with couples 4, 5 and 6 represents the French and Spanish fleet.

Devised by Keith Rose for a Scottish Dancing holiday to Conil de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz, Spain which is about 8 miles from Cape Trafalgar. The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on 21 October 1805 when Admiral Nelson attacked the larger combined French and Spanish fleets using a new strategy of attacking perpendicularly to the line of enemy ships.

The Battle of Trafalgar 6c · R40

For six couples in two side by side three couple sets:

1c+2c+3c also 4c+5c+5c Inveran Reels
4c+5c+5c stand while{8} 1c+2c+3c set | ½ turn RH ; M followed by W cross to Set_2 passing those couples RSh | 1M, 2M & 3M loop RSh round 4W, 5W & 6W & face them while{2} 1W, 2W & 3W loop RSh round 4M, 5M & 6M who turn to face them
4W+1M+4M+1W also 5W+2M+5M+2W & 6W+3M+6M+3W RSh Reels4 across Set_2, on [23-24] M pass RSh & on [24] W dance in, ending 4c above 1c, etc, ready for
4c+1c also 5c+2c & 6c+3c ½ RHA | 4M, 5M & 6M followed by P cross to Set_1 while{2} 1c, 2c & 3c, retaining RH, ½ turn to sides in Set_2 (4,5,6,1,2,3)
4c, 5c & 6c turn RH to promhold facing up while{4} 1c+2c+3c set | 1c & 2c cast off while 3c lead up to top. 3c, 1c & 2c end in promhold facing down, W on M's left
All chase once round both sets (4,5,6,3,1,2)

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Ilana Steiner
Added on: Jan. 5, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
Quality: Reasonable

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