Dance The Amateur Epidemiologist 20537

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

Devised by
Andrew Oliver
800/844/844/844 = 44% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
During the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down ...

During the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down period, the whole nation became amateur epidemiologists and knowledgeably discussed weighty matters such as community transmission, flattening the curve and social distancing. The daily one o’clock briefings from the Prime Minister and Director General of Health became a daily fixture in many households as we eagerly awaited news about the number of new cases and whether we were flattening the curve.

The dance depicts some of the changes to our daily routines such acknowledging friends from afar on our daily walks, swerving off the footpath to keep two meters from other walkers and queuing for groceries. Finally lockdown ends and we are all able to mix again.

Devised by Andrew Oliver during the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down.
Recommended music: The Magic of Merrill (The Reel of Seven)

Above dance information supplied by the deviser, Andrew Oliver.

'The Amateur Epidemiologist' was chosen for a book of dances published to commemorate the Wellington Region’s 60th Anniversary. The Region forms part of the New Zealand Branch of the RSCDS.

The video was taken at the Linden SCD's annual dance earlier this year. Andrew is dancing as first man.

Live music was by the Saltire Band: Jason Morris, Mary McDonald, Ann Goodbehere and Duncan McDonald.

The Amateur Epidemiologist 3/4L · R32

1c set | pass RSh ; cast two places (2c up) | dance up to face 1cnrs
SetH&G (2,1,3)
½ Reel4 on 1diag, pass RSh ; ½ Reel4 on 2diag (3x,1x,2x)
All chase clw ½ ; 1c birl to 2pl (2,1,3)

The Amateur Epidemiologist 3/4L · R32

1s set, cross passing RSh & cast 2 places, dance up round 3s to face 1st corners (2s step up 5-6)
1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting & Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh & dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end in 2nd place on opp sides. (3) (1) (2)
3s+1s+2s chase clockwise 1/2 round; 1s turn partner (birl). 2 1 3

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Added on: Oct. 28, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

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