Dance The Drummer and the Dancer 19497

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Mats Melin (2017)
Intensity
800/888/888/888 = 83% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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For Anders and Susanne Gjörling ...

For Anders and Susanne Gjörling.

Anders and Susanne met in the Stockholm Scottish Country Dance Club in 1969. Susanne had been dancing then for a while and Anders was a drummer in the newly formed Thistle Pipe Band. He had been ordered by the Pipe Major to learn to dance, to be able to perform the sword dance at the bands performances. This initiative to bring a lot of young bandsmen together with a lot of young female dancers was very successful and Anders and Susanne’s marriage in 1973 was one of a total of four marriages not counting several other flings.

The instructions for bars 31-32 as published in the original Scandinavian Book PDF were slightly mangled in the editing process. They should read:
1st couple cross down to third place giving right hands, while 3rd couple cast up to second place to finish the reel and 2nd couple use the two bars to dance a polite turn in place.

The Drummer and the Dancer 3/3L · R32

1-8
1s set, cast (2s step up); 1s dance DoSiDo
9-16
All set with 1s advancing join LH with partner & RH with 2s/3s, 1L+2s & 1M+3s dance RH across, 1s turn RH & retain hands while 2s & 3s cross RH to opp side
17-24
All set with 1s joining LH with 2s/3s, 1L+3s & 1M+2s dance LH across, 1s 1/2 turn RH to face down while 2s & 3s cross LH to own side facing out
25-30
Mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s down & cast up round 3rd place, 2s out/down, 3s out/up to start)
31-32
1s cross down RH to 3rd place own side while 3s cast up to 2nd place & polite turn

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