Dance The Dancing Years 1549

Reel · 88 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Roy Goldring (1992)
Intensity
44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 84 48 88 = 59% (1 turn), 59% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music

The Dancing Years 4S · R88

1–
All M advance to centre | set pivoting R to face out ; dance out and cast clw to next M place
9–
All W advance to centre | set pivoting L to face out ; dance out and cast cclw to next W place (all now face P across the set)
17–
The W on the sides (1W+3W) Turn RH 1¼ ; ½LHA with top/bottom pairs | cast 1 place cclw round the set while{2} these couples Turn LH ½ (all finish as they started)
25–
The M on the sides (1M+3M) Turn LH 1¼ ; ½RHA with top/bottom pairs | cast 1 place clw round the set while{2} these couples Turn RH ½ (all finish as they started)
33-64
repeat [1-32] from new positions (side couples leading in [49-64] as before). Finish (3,4,1,2)
65–
1c+3c ½ R&L ; All change places RH with cnr | set to next person
73–
2c+4c (now facing P up/dn) repeat (finish 1,2,3,4)
81–
All Circle8 and back.

The Dancing Years 4S · R88

1-8
Men dance in, set, turn right about & dance out to next place clockwise passing behind corner person
9-16
Ladies dance in, set, turn left about & dance out to next place anticlockwise passing behind corner person
17-24
1L+3L turn RH 1.1/4 times, dance LH across 1/2 way (1L with couple in 1st place, 3L with couple in 3rd place) & chase anticlockwise back to 'new' places while couples in 1st & 3rd places 1/2 turn LH
25-32
1M+3M turn LH 1.1/4 times, dance RH across 1/2 way (1M with couple in 1st place, 3M with couple in 3rd place) & chase clockwise back to 'new' places while couples in 1st & 3rd places 1/2 turn RH
33-40
Men repeat bars 1-8
41-48
Ladies repeat bars 9-16 & all end with own partners in opposite original places
49-56
2L+4L repeat bars 17-24
57-64
2M+4M repeat bars 25-32
65-72
1s+3s dance 1/2 R&L to end facing corner person, change places with corner RH & set then face in
73-80
2s+4s dance 1/2 R&L to end facing corner person, change places with corner RH to meet own partner & set then face in
81-88
All dance 8H round & back

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