Dance The Platinum Jubilee 20625

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

Devised by
Stephen Webb (2022)
Intensity
800/888/888/800 = 67% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Extra info
In the year 2022, HM ...

In the year 2022, HM The Queen, Patron of the RSCDS, celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. And for the Berkhamsted Strathspey and Reel Club it is its platinum year too. Coming in threes, Jeremy and Anne Newton past-president (1983-1985) and current president respectively, also share in the celebrations with their 70th birthdays in May; this dance commemorates this remarkable year.

Teaching notes:
Bars 1-2 1st couple dancing down to meet use long steps to reach the bottom of the set.
Bars 7-8 1st couple curve into second place to flow into six hands round halfway.
Bars 13-16 2nd and 3rd couples change direction on bar 13 to dance left hands across.
Similarly,
Bars 21-24 2nd and 3rd couples change direction on bar 21 to dance right hands across.
Bar 32 1st couple quarter turn about to face in ie the short way.
For information, progression order: 1/2/3, 2/3/1, 3/2/1, 1/2/3.

The Platinum Jubilee 3/3L · S32

1--
1c lead down | cross and cast up to 2plx (2c up) ; set | turn P RH ½ (2,1,3)
9--
Cirlce6 L ½ (to 3x,1x,2x) ; 3c+1W & 1M+2c LHA (3x,1x,2x)
17--
Circle6 R ½ (to 2,1,3) ; 2c+1W & 1M+3c RHA (2,1,3)
25--
1c Petronella turn | set ; Petronella turn to 2plx | cross down LH to 3pl (3c up) (2,3,1)

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