Dance Between Yews and Willows 20563

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

Devised by
Regina Freinbichler (2021)
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  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Statement by Regina Freinbichler, the ...

Statement by Regina Freinbichler, the deviser of the dance, from her web page of the dance (with her permission):

Ovarian Cancer Appeal for Scottish Country Dancers

I have been suffering from ovarian cancer for the past 4 years. I’m at a point where I know I’m not winning the fight. As a keen Scottish Country Dancer I would like to make an impact, and so I have decided to start this appeal. It would be great if you could join in, do the dance that I have written in your group, and print out the leaflet I have prepared for your dancers (or read the info to them). Men do not need to feel left out. It could be someone close to them who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When I was first diagnosed, I did not have that information. It would have been helpful to me. In the leaflet you will also find information about the dance name. A special thanks to Stephan Vollmar and the Munich Scottish Association for trying the dance and creating the minicrib.

A 3x32 recording for this dance by Wouter Joubert is available at the same link as the score for the tune:

From Regina's leaflet:
Why is the dance called “Between yews and willows”? The yew tree, which we all know is poisonous, specifically its bark, provides us with a chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer called Paclitaxel.
The willow tree is a symbol of hope, healing, the ability to let go of pain and suffering and the idea of standing tall.

Between Yews and Willows 3/3L · S32

1c dance down, turn 3c EH and cast up behind own lines to 1pl (1,2,3)
1c+3c R&L while{8} 2c turn P BH | set ; dance RSh round P and cast R to 2pl (1,2,3)
1c (1M leading) cast off | cross to opposites sides ; cast off | cross to 3pl (2c+3c up on [23-24]) (2,3,1)
1c dance up, turn 2c EH and cast off to 3pl (2,3,1)

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Zoltán Gräff
Added on: Nov. 30, 2021, 9:52 p.m.
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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Budapest Local Club 30.11.2021 2021-11-30 lldikó Szakolczai Dec. 1, 2021, 7:20 p.m.
zoom class 2020-08-11 Holly Boyd Aug. 14, 2020, 3:03 a.m.
St Columba's Dancers 2021-12-13 2021-12-13 Murrough Landon Dec. 5, 2021, 8:04 p.m.

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