Dance Joy to the World 19785

Jig · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 3142)

Devised by
Chris Ronald (2019)
Intensity
8888/8888/8888/0880 = 88% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised by Chris Ronald in ...

Devised by Chris Ronald in November 2019 for Sue Biddle of Vancouver, Canada. This dance came about through an auction at the 2019 summer school of the Scottish Country Dance Teachers Association (Canada). Sue was the winning bidder. Hence the alternate title for the dance of 'Biddle's Best Bid'.

Bars 17-24. Tandem reels of 3: When dancing in tandem, experienced dancers may alternate the lead at top and bottom of set (dolphin style).

Joy to the World 4/4L · J32

1-8
1s+2s, also 3s+4s, circle 4H round and back
9-12
2s+1s, also 4s+3s, set. Ends cast to middle as middles dance to nearest end & face out (2,1,4,3)
12-16
2M+1M, also 4L+3L turn LH once round, while 2L+1L, also 4M+3M, turn RH once round. New ends all face out
17-24
Mirror reels of 3 in tandem (lead change optional) on sidelines. To begin, 1s+4s in tandem in & up, 2s out & down, 3s out & up.
25-32
2s+3s cross over RH, then chase clockwise to other end (3,1,4,2)

Joy to the World 4/4L · J32

1-8
1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round & back
9-12
1s+2s also 3s+4s set; 1s & 4s cast out of end into 2nd/3rd place while 2s & 3s (middle couples) dance up/down to 1st/4th place facing out 2 1 4 3
13-16
2L+1L also 4M+3M turn RH while 2M+1M also 4L+3L turn LH. 2s (at top) face down/out, 3s (at bottom) face up/out
17-24
1L followed by 4L dance Alternating Tandem reel of 3 on Ladies' side (RSh to 2L) while 1M followed by 4M dance similar on Men's side (LSh to 2M)
25-32
2s & 3s cross RH with partner & chase clockwise 1/2 round to other end. 3 1 4 2

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
The Sunday Class Dance on RadioGH - 2021-12-26 2021-12-26 Amanda Peart Dec. 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
The Sunday Class Dance on RadioGH - 2022-01-02 2022-01-02 Amanda Peart Jan. 7, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

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