Dance Crossing the Deadly Desert 18718

Reel · 40 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 24153)

Devised by
Sue McKinnell (2010)
Intensity
86846/84884/88808/84884/84844 = 78% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
This dance gets its name ...

This dance gets its name from the book Ozma of Oz where the people from OZ have to cross the Deadly Desert to get to the Nome King’s kingdom to rescue the people of the Land of Ev. All the setting and moving seemed like what one might have to do to avoid all that hot sand.

Crossing the Deadly Desert 5/5L · R40

1--
All cross RH | 1c & 3c cast off (2c set up & 4c cross up) (to 2x,1x,4,3x,5x) ; 2c+5c chase clw ½ while{4} 1c & 3c turn LH to face 1cnrs
9--
Parallel »Set to Corners and Cast« on both 1diag [: 1c & 3c set to 1cnrs | 1c & 3c cast RSh round P to 3cnr[pos] while{2} 1cnrs dance into centre and swivel R to face own cnr ; repeat [9-12]. 1cnrs have changed places and 1c & 3c face 2cnrs]
17--
Repeat [9-16] on both 2diag. 1c & 3c face 3cnr[pos]
25--
Repeat [9-16] on both 1diag. 1c & 3c finish on midline BtoB with P, Women facing up
33--
2c+1W & 1M+4c+3W & 3M+5c RHA ; 1c & 3c turn LH and cast off (4c & 5c up) (2,4,1,5,3)

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