Dance The Serpent of Loch Nell 17694

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

Devised by
Holger Schuckelt (2015)
Intensity
880/822/888/888 = 59% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Recommended Music
Extra info
The ‘snake’ in this dance ...

The ‘snake’ in this dance was inspired by an ancient earth monument, the Loch Nell Serpent Mound, in Argyll, Scotland.

The Serpent of Loch Nell 3/4L · S32

1–
1c+2c dance Espagnole [1c fin facing 4th corners]
9–12
1c+4th corners dance ½ reel4 [at end 1c pass RS to fin in ctr, 1M facing down, 1L up]
13–16
1c turn ¾ BH | set adv passing LS to 1st corners
17–
Dance to corners and set {6} [1c fin facing 2nd corner pos] | 1c turn ½ RH and pivot right about [fin in ctr facing opp sides] while corners set to person diag opp
25–
1M+2c, 1L+3c dance RH across ; 1L followed by 3C dance down to 3M's place, across and up while 1M followed by 2C dance up to 1L's place, across and down – pass LS to begin (“snake” movement) [213]

The Serpent of Loch Nell 3/4L · S32

1-8
1s+2 dance Espagnole:
1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 4th corners
9-16
1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 4th corners, at end 1s pass RSh to finish in centre facing each other (Man facing up, Lady down). 1s turn 3/4 2H, 1s set advancing, pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-22
Dance to Corners & Set: (6 bars)
Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a 1/4 turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 2 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s meet in the middle again & pass RSh with a 1/4 turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as orig 1st corners set
23-24
1s turn 1/2 RH, pull back RSh to finish in centre facing opposite sides while 2s+3s set diagonally
25-32
1s dance the Snake:
1s dance RH across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s), 1M followed by 2s & 1L followed by 3s cross diagonally passing LSh to change ends & loop round so that 1s finish in 2nd place 2 1 3

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
7. SCD-Weekend Chemnitz Social 2017-11-11 SCD Chemnitz Oct. 18, 2017, 12:36 a.m.
FSCDC 7 November 2017 2017-11-07 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 12, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 15. Januar 2018 (DA) 2018-01-15 OnYourToes Darmstadt Dec. 11, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
49th Frankfurt Spring Ball 2018 2018-04-28 Anselm Lingnau Jan. 18, 2018, 1:37 a.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 6. Februar 2018 (F) 2018-02-06 Anselm Lingnau Jan. 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Darmstadt_2018_03_05 2018-03-05 OnYourToes Darmstadt March 2, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Darmstadt_2017_11_27 2017-11-27 OnYourToes Darmstadt Nov. 21, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 5. Dezember 2017 (F) 2017-12-05 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 26, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Curia Weekend 2019 - Classes 2019-12-07 Murrough Landon Dec. 10, 2019, 11:15 p.m.
Chemnitz_Friday SCD Chemnitz Feb. 6, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

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