Dance Customs Made 17957

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Holly Boyd (2016)
884/844/844/888/888 = 63% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
I wrote this for my ...

I wrote this for my son David and his wife Élaine to celebrate their marriage. They met while working at Canada Customs during their university breaks and it was love at first sight (Holly Boyd)

Customs Made 3/4L · R40

½ Mirror Reels3 on opposite sides, 1c crossing down (to 3,2,1x) ; 1c turn 2c EH 1½ on sides, finish 2c in 3pl, 1c face 1cnrs[pos] (3,1,2)
»Set to Corners and Cast Away« [1c set to 1cnrs[pos] | 1c cast RSh round P to 3cnrs[pos] while{2} cnrs on 1diag dance into centre, and swivel R BtoB to face own cnrs[pos] ; repeat, cnrs on 1diag finishing in exchanged places, and 1c facing 2cnrs[pos]]
Repeat [9-16] with 2cnrs[pos]. On [32] 1c finish in centre RSh to P facing opposite sides (2x,1,3x)
1M+2M+3M & 1W+2W+3W LHA ; 2cnrs[pos] (2M & 3W) leading, all chase cclw to own sides (1,3,2 on Mside, 3,2,1 on Wside)
3C Bourrel. On [39-40] all Petronella Turn to sides (2,1,3)

»Set to Corners and Cast Away« is also called "Best Set in the Hall Figure".

Customs Made 3/4L · R40

1c+2c+3c half a mirror R3 on side 1c cross down to begin
1c+2c turn 1-1/2, 1M RH, 1W LH, 1c face 1st cnr
1c set to 1cnr | 1c cast Rsh round each other to 3cnr position while 1cnrs dance into centre, and swivel R to face own cnr position ; repeat, 1cnrs finishing in exchanged places, and 1c facing 2cnr
1c repeat with 2nd cnrs 1c finish Rsh/Rsh facing opp side
1c LHA on sides, 1W with 2W+3W, 1M with 2M+3M; 2nd cnr position leading (3W,2M) chase ccw to own side (M1,3,2 W3,2,1)
6 bars of 3 couple bourell, all petronella to own sides 2,1,3

Customs Made 3/4L · R40

1s cross down to dance 1/2 mirror reels of 3 on opp sides; 1s turn 2s 1.1/2 times (1M+2L RH, 1L+2M LH) to end facing 1st corners
"Best Set in the Hall" figure:
9-12 1s set to 1st corners & dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in & turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st crnr person set & 1st crnr persons dance RSh round each other into diag opp crnrs while 1s dance in & pivot to right to face 2nd crnrs
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners & end in centre RSh to RSh facing opp sides
1s dance LH across on sides (1M+2M+3M also 1L+2L+3L); dancers in 2nd corner position (2M & 3L) lead Men / Ladies & chase anticlockwise to own side (Ladies 3 2 1, Men 1 3 2)
All dance 3 couple Bourrel:
1M+2L & 3M+1L set, turn 2H & twirl to BtoB (Lady facing up, Men down) while 3L & 2M chase anticlockwise 1/2 round to face partner in line up down centre & all Petronella turn to own side. 2 1 3

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Holly Boyd
Added on: Sept. 23, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Quality: Good


Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: June 11, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Munich Whitsun Course 2022 2022-06-08 Roland Telle June 10, 2022, 6:23 a.m.
Namur 2022 2022-03-05 Holly Boyd March 3, 2022, 1:36 a.m.

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