Dance The City of Birmingham 17478

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Gillian Jennings
8888/8448/8888/8228 = 84% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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At a dance, one of ...

At a dance, one of the MC's had problems with dance titles slightly mixing up 'City of Belfast' and 'The Library of Birmingham' to become 'The City of Birmingham' so we had to devise a dance to add to the confusion!

The City of Birmingham 4/4L · S32

On 2nd chord, 3c+4c cross to opposite side (1,2,3x,4x)

1c+2c & 3c+4c 4 bars of Espagnole (to 2,1,4x,3x) ; 2c & 3c turn RH while{4} 1c+4c LHA. 1c & 4c BtoB in centre face nearest cnrs into St Andrews Cross
1c+4c Double SetH&G. 1c & 4c face diagonally opposite cnrs
Reels4 on sides (2,4,1x,3x)
4c & 1c ½Fig8 round nearest ends (to 2,4x,1,3x) ; 4c & 1c cross RH | all set (2,4,1x,3x)

The City of Birmingham 4/4L · S32

3s & 4s start on opp sides

1s+2s & 3s+4s dance a variation of Espagnole:
1-2 1s+2s & 3s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
3-4 1s+2s & 3s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
5-8 2s/3s turn RH while 1s & 4s dance LH across to finish back to back in centre facing corners in St Andrews cross formation (1M facing 2M, 1L facing 2L, 4M facing 3M, 4L facing 3L)
1s & 4s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to face diagonally opposite corner
All couples dance reels of 4 on the sides, start by passing corner RSh. End 2 4 1 3 all on sidelines
4s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s while 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 3s. 4s & 1s cross RH. All 4 couples set.

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Nicola Scott
Added on: April 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
RSCDS Birmingham - New Year Social 2017 2017-01-07 Nicola Scott Nov. 21, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Peterborough & District RSCDS Afternoon Tea Dance 2018-02-09 2018-02-09 Amanda Peart Dec. 31, 2017, 12:52 a.m.

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