Dance The Spokane Rainbow 19638

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Andrew Hodgson (2018)
8880/8660/8088/8004 = 62% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Extra info
On our first day in ...

On our first day in Spokane WA, my wife Heather and I saw a beautiful rainbow while driving back into town after a visit to Coeur d’Alene. On the second day we saw a rainbow in the Spokane falls. On day three we went dancing with the Spokane SCD group, and I overheard a conversation among some of the dancers about how lovely it would be to have a 7 couple set with each couple dressed in a different one of the rainbow colours – we were 7 couples on the floor at the time.

This dance has been devised for the Spokane Scottish Country Dance group, with thanks for a lovely evening of dancing, and to remember the rainbow which has become one of the symbols of our visit to Spokane.

Note : This dance has been devised as a 4 couple dance to minimize the number of dancers required, but has been written in such a way that should the need arise, it can be danced in a 7 couple, rainbow coloured set by the 1st as well as 4th couples beginning. In this case it becomes a 7x32 bar dance.

Note: In the instructions, the title says it is a 3C/4L dance, but the description is for a 4C/4L dance.

The Spokane Rainbow 4/4L · S32

1c+2c+3c S&Link ; repeat (3x,2x,1x,4)
All set | ½ Circle6 L ; All set | 1c cast off (2c up) (2,1,3,4)
1c+3c+4c Inveran Reels (2,1,3,4)
1c dance to bottom and cast up (3c up) ; 1c+4c turn P BH ½ |Circle4 L ½ (2,3,4,1)

Can be danced in a 7C (even a 10C) set, 1c & 4c (& 7c) starting

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