Dance The Golden Years 2602

See also: The Golden Years (4S, Brown), The Golden Years (3/4L, Sutherland: RSCDS XLVIII), The Golden Years (3/4L, Kent: Collection Nova Scotia 2017)

Strathspey · 48 bars · 4 couples (2x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Ian Barbour (1988)
Intensity
8888 8888 8888 8888 8888 8888 = 100% (1 turn), 100% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in

The Golden Years 4/4L · S48

2c and 4c cross on 2nd chord (1,2x,3,4x)

1–
1W+4W cast off behind own line to the other end and cross, while{4} the others set once and change places diagonally RH ; 2M+3M repeat (3,4x,1,2x)
9–
All circle8 and back
17–
3W & 2W, each followed by the others in their line, cast to the other end of the set ; 2c+1c & 3c+4c circle4 L (2x,1,4x,3)
25–
2c+1c & 3c+4c RHA {3}, LHA {3} | 2c & 3c cast to middle while{8} 1c & 4c lead out and cross to end places, facing out (1x,2x,3,4)
33–
Centres turn ends once EH ; 1c+2c & 3c+4c half DblFig8 across to finish, 1c+2c facing up, 3c+4c facing down (1,2,3x,4x) for
41–
Interlocking Allemandes, finish (2,4x,1,3x)

The Golden Years 4/4L · S48

2s & 4s start on opp sides

1-8
1L also 4L cast behind their own lines to other end & cross into each others place while other 6 dancers set diagonally to each other & change places RH, 2M also 3M cast behind their own lines to other end & cross into each others place while other 6 dancers set diagonally to each other & change places RH. 3(4)1(2)
9-16
All circle 8H round & back
17-24
3L followed by 4M+1L+2M cast to other end of set while 2L followed 1M+4L+3M cast to other end (2) 1 (4) 3, 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H to left
25-32
2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across for 3 bars, LH back & end couples (2s & 3s) cast in 1 place while 1s & 4s cross to end places
33-40
1s+2s also 3s+4s turn on sides nearer hand (centre cpl between outer cpls), 1s+2s also 3+4s dance 1/2 double Fig of 8 (1s & 4s casting to start)
41-48
All dance interlocking Allemandes-
1s & 2s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st places while 3s+4s Allemande (down) up to 4th/2nd places to end 2(4)1(3)
NameDateOwnerLast changed
Monday 22 August 2016 - RSCDS Ayr Summer Dancing TROON Concert Hall 2016-08-22 Nameless Dancer June 19, 2016, 1:20 a.m.

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