Dance The Titanic 19254

Also known as “The Belfast Story”.

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

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  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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The Titanic 3/4L · R32

1c & 3c petronella to centre line | set with 1W & 3M turning ¾ on the spot to face own side ; 1W & 3M, followed by P, chase ½ way clw while{4} 2c petronella twice to opp side (3x,2x,1x)
All chase ½ way clw to original places (1,2,3) ; all turn RH & face down RHJ
3c followed by 2c & 1c lead down & up, 1c end facing out (1,2,3)
1c+2c turn 1½ on sides, M LH, W RH ; 1c+3c turn once, M RH, W LH (2,1,3)
On their 2nd turn, or in a 3 couple set, 1c turn 1½ to the bottom in bars 29-32

The Titanic 3/4L · R32

1 s & 3s petronella turn and set.
1st lady leads her partner to 3rd place (clockwise) as 3rd man leads his partner to 1st place (clockwise). (1s & 3s finish on opposite sides) Meanwhile 2s petronella turn twice to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides of the dance. The 2nd man finishes facing down and the 2nd lady finishes facing up.
All three couples chase clockwise round the dance to finish in their original places.
1s, 2s & 3s turn right hands to finish in the middle of the dance facing down.
With 3s leading, all three couples lead down the dance for four bars and turn about to face up the dance.
With 1s leading all three couples lead up the dance to original places. 1s finish facing out.
1st man with left hand & 1st woman with right hand, turn 2s 1½ times. 2nd couple finish in 1st place. 1st man with right hand and 1st woman with left hand turn 3s once round.

Deviser's note : On the second time through or in a three couple set 1s turn 1½ times on bars 29-32 to finish at the bottom of the dance.


Murrough Landon
Added on: Feb. 29, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Budapest Local Club 16.01.2020 2020-01-16 Zsofia Jozsef Jan. 20, 2020, 9:23 p.m.
20190406 - Gay Gordons Tartan Day Dance 2019-04-06 Zsofia Jozsef April 2, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
St Columba's Dancers 2022-05-09 2022-05-09 Murrough Landon Feb. 8, 2022, 12:34 a.m.
Turnham Green - 13 March 2022 2022-03-13 Jacmel Dent Feb. 27, 2022, 7:14 p.m.
Gay Gordons Residential 2017 (Sedbergh) 2017-05-18 Murrough Landon Oct. 12, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

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