Dance The Flame From Delhi 15526

Reel · 32 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Ian Brockbank (2014)
Intensity
8888/8888/8888/8888 = 100% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Highland, Skip-Change, Slip-Step, Tulloch turn
Recommended Music
Extra info
Hi All, I wrote this ...

Hi All, I wrote this dance for a performance related to the Commonwealth Games which fell through, so I’ll share it here in case anyone is interested in giving it a try.

The Flame From Delhi
Square set 4x32R

1-8 Grand chain all round (1 bar per hand)
9-10 Turn ¾ RH to bring women into the middle
11-12 Women dance LH across half way while men dance one place clockwise
13-14 Turn ½ RH to bring men into the middle
15-16 Men dance LH across half way while women dance one place clockwise. Men finish back to back in the middle facing partner, one place ACW around set.
17-20 Highland setting
21-24 Tulloch turn RH, opening out into
25-28 Circle round to the left
29-32 All dance into the middle, pull back right shoulders, dance out and chase round to complete the circle. *
Finish in the order 2, 3, 4, 1 ready to start again

  • This mimics the Delhi Commonwealth Games logo

If you want symbolism:
[1-8] Passing the torch around the world
[9-16] Coming together
[17-20] Individual performances, or sizing up the opposition
[21-24] The combat
[25-28] All together for the closing ceremony
[29-32] Dispersing and heading back home

The Flame From Delhi 4S · R32

1--
Gr-chain, 1 bar/hand
9--
All TurnR ¾ | All M chase one place clw while{2} all W ½ LHA ; All pairs turn RH ½ | All W chase one place clw while{2} all M ½ LHA, All M finish BtoB facing P (2,3,4,1)
17--
All set Highland ; All cpls Tulloch turn (2,3,4,1
25--
All circle L ½, dance into middle, pivot R and dance clw to (2,3,4,1)

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