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Dance A Flock of Geese 2236

Jig · 32 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 25413)

Devised by
Mel and Ellie Briscoe (1989)
Intensity
80808 80808 80008 88808 = 60% (1 turn), 60% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra Info
The dance was devised for the wedding of Lance Ramshaw and Gail Wine in Boston, September 9, 1989, and was …

The dance was devised for the wedding of Lance Ramshaw and Gail Wine in Boston, September 9, 1989, and was presented to them at their wedding celebration dance.

It is a 5-couple dance based on “The Wild Geese”. This dance is rather similar to Olivia Robert’s “The Black Swans of Narrabeen”; the progression is different

A Flock of Geese 5/5L · J32
1–
1c+3c+5c set advancing to line of six NHJ with P on the right | BiL ; 1c turn ¾ RH and cast to 5pl while{4} 3c+5c turn ¾ RH and lead up to 1pl / 3pl (3,2,5,4,1)
9–
3c+5c+1c repeat bars 1–8 from new places (5,2,1,4,3)
17–
1c followed by 5c lead down the middle ; and up to 2pl/4pl (2c+4c up) (2,5,4,1,3)
25–
2c+5c & 1c+3c R&L.
A Flock of Geese 5/5L · J32
1-8
1s+3s+5s set advcg to join hands (RH to prtnrs) & set, all turn RH & 1s cast to 5th pl while 3s lead up to 1st pl as 5s lead up to 3rd pl. 3 2 5 4 1
9-16
Repeat bars 1-8 to end 5 2 1 4 3
17-24
5s & 1s lead down & back to 2nd & 4th places. 2 5 4 1 3
25-32
2s+5s also 1s+3s dance R&Ls

(popular variation - in bars 4/5 1s do not turn but use 4 bars to cast )

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Askwith March Dance 2016-12-02 Irene Dracup Feb. 2, 2020, 10:56 a.m.
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Abingdon Class 30 May 2022 2022-05-30 Sandra McLevy May 30, 2022, 11:46 p.m.
Budapest Local Club 12.04.2018 2018-04-12 Zoltán Gräff April 12, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
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Munich Welcome Dance 25 May 2012 2012-05-25 Anselm Lingnau May 14, 2012, 8:51 p.m.
ZA 2015-03-30 Fish Hoek Fynbos and Fire Dance 2015-03-30 Heather Hodgson March 30, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
Budapest Local Club 08.10.2020 2020-10-08 lldikó Szakolczai Oct. 9, 2020, 8:17 a.m.
OUSDS End-of-term Dance Trinity 2022 2022-06-14 Samantha Schad May 25, 2022, 1:29 p.m.
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Budapest Local Club 20.09.2016 2016-09-20 Zoltán Gräff Sept. 21, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
ZA 2015-11-30 Wild about dancing Scottish on St Andrew's Nicht 2015-11-30 Heather Hodgson Nov. 9, 2015, 12:39 p.m.
190209 Newcastle Festival Evening Dance 2019-02-09 Martina Mueller-Franz Jan. 17, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Vienna Branch Second Social of the Season 2016-09-21 Ann Murray Sept. 6, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Newcastle Festival 2018 - Evening Dance (2018-02-10) Angelika Schmidkonz Nov. 8, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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FSCDC Class 17 January 2023 2023-01-17 Anselm Lingnau Jan. 17, 2023, 11:06 p.m.
Newcastle Festival 2019 Evening Dance Uta Hasekamp Dec. 12, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Newcastle festival 2018 2018-02-10 Raphaelle orgeret Feb. 7, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
OSCDG Social Dance - January 2022 2022-01-22 Kristian Vestli Jan. 11, 2022, 9:26 p.m.
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Scotia Dancers 2018-03-05 Social 2018-03-05 Marc Hartstein March 5, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
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Boston Highland Ball 1999 Welcome Dance 1999-05-07 Andy Peterson March 8, 2024, 1:30 a.m.
Thistle Club, Wing, Day School Evening Dance 17 2017-09-02 Jane Rose Sept. 2, 2017, 12:23 a.m.
clifton heights 7/22 2019-06-10 Lawrence Miller July 22, 2019, 1:01 a.m.
ZA 2015-10-12 Fish Hoek Sunflowers and Heather 2015-10-12 Heather Hodgson Oct. 12, 2015, 7:27 a.m.
K&M Sue Ronald Oct. 8, 2016, 12:32 a.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 6. November 2018 (F) 2018-11-06 Anselm Lingnau Oct. 28, 2018, 2:10 a.m.
FSCDC Social 12 September 2015 2015-09-12 Anselm Lingnau June 27, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
NYC 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 Marc Hartstein June 14, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
BMC 4/10 - Squares and Sets 2024-04-10 Lawrence Miller April 10, 2024, 5:54 p.m.
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Carol Porter Celebration Dance 2019 2019-08-17 elanyi June 8, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Dunedin Schwalenberg 2022 Seonaid Scott June 8, 2022, 11:41 p.m.
Carol Porter Celebration Dance 2019 2019-08-17 Ellie Briscoe Jan. 10, 2024, 10:24 p.m.
Swarthmore Class 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 Lawrence Miller April 18, 2017, 4:12 a.m.
37th Frankfurt Spring Ball 2005 2005-04-23 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 24, 2014, 6:27 p.m.
Newcastle Evening 2014 Narhalla Dancers Feb. 3, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
5-couple long Malcolm Austen April 7, 2024, 2:14 p.m.
Leeds Scottish Country Dance Club Dance 10 October 2015 2013-09-28 Irene Dracup Sept. 28, 2015, 10:53 p.m.
FSCDC 8 September 2015 2015-09-08 Anselm Lingnau March 1, 2016, 2:16 a.m.
160118 The More Unusual Dance Club 2016-01-18 Peter Dixon Nov. 24, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Geldermalsen 2013 Truus de Ceuster Feb. 22, 2013, 12:43 p.m.
Oldenburg 2014-04-11 PP Welcome 2014-04-11 Martin McWilliam Feb. 27, 2014, 7:06 p.m.
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52nd Frankfurt Spring Ball 2023 2023-03-25 Anselm Lingnau July 25, 2023, 4:21 p.m.
30th Frankfurt Spring Ball 1998 1998-04-25 Anselm Lingnau Feb. 5, 2024, 1:11 p.m.
ESC 2021 2021-07-05 Marc Hartstein June 30, 2021, 3:21 a.m.
Keira and Marc's Wedding Tea Dance 2016-10-09 Marc Hartstein Oct. 4, 2016, 12:07 a.m.
ZA 2015-12-31 Hogmanay 2015-12-31 Heather Hodgson Dec. 31, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
RSCDS Manchester Branch - Annual Dance 2017 2017-05-20 Helen Freer July 29, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Scotia Dancers Monday Feb 26 2018 Sue Ronald Feb. 23, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
Scotia Dancers Monday March 5 2018 Sue Ronald March 2, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
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5 couple dances Rachel Pusey Jan. 23, 2019, 1:20 a.m.
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temp James Wilson Feb. 28, 2024, 11:39 a.m.

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IdSubjectDateSubmitterAssigned toPriorityDisposition
1855 Link "The Wild Geese" to "A Flock of Geese"? Nov. 19, 2019, 3:09 a.m. Jonathan Lovelace Eric Ferguson Normal Fixed
2045 Incorrect name attribution April 3, 2020, 2:19 p.m. Ellie Briscoe Murrough Landon Normal Fixed