Dance Be True to Yourself 19560

Strathspey · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Murrough Landon (2018)
Intensity
804/880/808/808/808 = 63% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Extra info
In the past many lesbians ...

In the past many lesbians and gay men have been, and in some places still are, pressured into contracting heterosexual marriages they really do not want. This dance is for those who have ended an undesirable relationship and found a more appropriate one.

1st couple are not suited to each other and quickly find that someone on their own side is more interesting. So they dance the Untie the Knot figure (from Fare Thee Well devised by Tom Kerr) and after a little further dalliance they each proceed to tie the Knot with a partner of the same sex. A long and happy life together passes in a flash and the two new pairs celebrate with a modified diamond (anniversary) poussette.

Be True to Yourself 3/3L · S40

1-
1c dance down NHJ below 3c | turn 3c M RH, W LH | cast back to 1pl (1,2,3)
9-
1c+2c Untie the Knot: ½ RH turn to allemande hold facing down on W side | 2c+1c turn to R, dance up centre & turn to face P still BHJ | face down & cast away to sides (2,1,3)
17-
1c+3c set on sides | pull RSh back & rotate 1 place clw (M side: 2M, 3M, 3W; W side: 2W, 1M, 1W) ; 3M+1M & 3W+1W dance BtoB
25-
3M+1M & 3W+1W Knot with same sex partner (M side: 2M, 3W, 3M; W side: 2W, 1W, 1M)
33-
3W+1W & 3M+1M diamond poussette{6} | ½ turn BH & open out, 1W & 3M leading, to own sides (2,3,1)
The final 3c & 1c dance full diamond poussette in [33-40] to end opposite new partner for the closing chord.
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Murrough Landon
Added on: Aug. 28, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
Quality: Good

NameDateOwnerLast changed
ML Video Session 10 2019-08-18 Murrough Landon Aug. 5, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

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