Dance My Golden Bear 18208

Jig · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Rod Downey (2016)
Intensity
8448/8448/8008/8008 = 63% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change
Published in
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Recommended Music
Extra info
For my wife Kristin, my ...

For my wife Kristin, my bear, for her 60th birthday; especially in appreciation of her work in Johnsonville’s “golden” year.

Recommended music is 'Dovecote Park' by James Braidwood played AABB. Unfortunately there is no recorded music of this tune in the correct form. Thus for recorded music I suggest "Mrs Seller's Favourite" by Charles Grant which is the lead tune for "Off She Goes in the North", and either the recordings of David Anderson and his S. D. B. (Highlander Music Vol.8) or Colin Dewar (Music for Book 18) or (best of all) Stan Hamilton (Memory Lane) would be appropriate. The music needs to be very steady to enable the central figure.

My Golden Bear 4/4L · J32

1--
1c & 4c cross RH | cast inwards (2c & 3c step out) ; 2c+1c & 4c+3c RHA, finishing 1c & 4c in tandem, 1W(4M) leading facing 2M(3W) (to 2,1x,4x,3)
9--
Corners Pass and Turn in tandem (with lead change), 1c & 4c ending in centre (to 2,1,4,3)
17--
1c+4c RHA, 1c(4c) ending in centre NHJ facing up(dn) ; 1c(4c) dance up(dn) between nearest ends and cast off(up) to 2pl(3pl) (2,1,4,3)
25--
1c+4c Chain Progression (2,4,1,3)

My Golden Bear 4/4L · J32

1-8
1s & 4s cross RH & cast in 1 place (2s & 3s step up/down); 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across ending 1L followed by 1M facing 2M at top, 4M followed by 4L facing 3L at bottom
9-16
1s & 4s dance 'Alternating Tandem Corners Pass & Turn':
9-12 1s & 4s in tandem pass corners RSh, change lead & dance in passing other couple RSh, 1s to face 3M (1M leading) & 4s to face 2L (4L leading) while corners turn RH return to place
13-16 Repeat with »2nd corners«. 1s & 4s end in centre in 2nd/3rd place,1s facing down, 4s facing up, (Lady on partner's right) 2 1 4 3
17-24
1s+4s dance RH across, 1s face up, 4s face down; 1s & 4s dance out of ends, separate & cast down/up to 2nd/3rd place own side. 2 1 4 3
25-32
1s+4s dance 'Chain Progression':
1s+4s 3/4 turn RH, 1M+4L turn LH 1.1/2 times while partners chase cl'wise 1/2 way, 4s+1s turn prtnrs RH, 4s end in 2nd & 1s in 3rd place. 2 4 1 3

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Rod Downey
Added on: Oct. 4, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
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Added on: June 15, 2022, 12:32 a.m.
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