Dance Humours of California 17537

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Wilkinson (2015)
Intensity
800/880/855/855 = 47% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
Devised by John Wilkinson June ...

Devised by John Wilkinson June 2015.

Dedicated to Marian Anderson and Max Ketchin on the occasion of their wedding. They live in the village of California, near Falkirk in Scotland. John kindly permitted the Belfast Branch to include the "Humours of California" strathspey in their 70th anniversary book.

Humours of California 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s set, cast 2 places, dance up between 3s, divide & dance out & up behind 2s to original place
9-16
"Reel/Jig Poussette like figure":
9-10 1s+2s turn 3/4 2H to line up/down middle (Ladies face down, Men up)
11 1s set out to Men's side, pull back RSh on hop to 1/4 turn, 2s set out to Ladies' side & 1/4 turn
12 1s set moving down & pull back RSh on hop to 1/4 turn, 2s set moving up & 1/4 turn
13-14 1s+2s set moving towards centre & turn 3/4 2H, finishing in middle retaining hands
15-16 1s+2s retire to sides
17-20
1s cross RH, cast round 1st corners to end 1M facing 3M at bottom, 1L facing 2L at top while 1st corners stand (2 bars) then change places RH
21-24
1/2 LSh reels of 3 across (1M with couple in 3rd place, 1L with couple in top place)
25-28
1s cross up/down LH, cast round 3rd corner position to finish 1M facing down, 1L facing up on own sides while 3rd corner (pstn) dancers stand (2 bars) then change places LH
29-32
1/2 RSh reels of 3 on own sides (1M down, 1L up). 2 1 3

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Added on: June 5, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Quality: Good

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