Dance Auchencairn 276

See also: Auchencairn (3/3L, M&D Keppie: A Haliburton Dozen)

Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
Hugh Foss (1966)
Intensity
84/66/88/85 = 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
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Recommended Music

Auchencairn 2/4L · R32

Note: this dance uses a "Petronella-to-left" sequence (4 pas-de-basque, with the middle two used to progress to the diagonal L). Also in the usual 4-bar "Petronella-to-right" sequence (Pet. turn to R & set), use both the first two pas-de-basques to progress to the diagonal R.

1-8
1s dance usual Petronella-to-right sequence (Petronella turn and set, 2s step up); 1s then turn ¾ LH back to own places WHILE 2s dance usual 4-bar Petronella-to-right (order clockwise around the "diamond" from 1M place is now 1M, 2L, 1L, 2M)
9-16
1L & 2M stand (4 bars) while 2L & 1M change places by usual Petronella-to-right and Petronella-to-left respectively (1M passes inside 2L, i.e. closer to centre of the "diamond"); all RH across once round (clockwise order from 1M place now 2L, 1M, 1L, 2M)
17-24
1M & 2L, 2M & 1L change places in pairs in 4 bars, M with normal Petronella-to-right while L pass inside them with Petronella-to-left; all LH across once round (order now 1M, 2L, 2M, 1L)
25-32
(Snowball chase, led by 1L, to progress:) 1L dances just over once anti-clockwise around set to 2L place WHILE 1M (next clockwise) makes Petronella turn to R (2 bars) & follows 1L to 2M place, 2L stands 2 bars, makes Pet. turn to R & follows to 1L place, 2M stands 4 bars, makes Pet. turn to R and follows to 1M place

Auchencairn 2/4L · R32

Note: "Petronella-to-Left": 4 PdeB steps going diagonally forward to Left & turning 3/4 round to Left on 2nd/3rd steps

1-8
1s Petronella turn & set (2s step up); 1s turn 3/4 LH back to original places & set while 2s Petronella turn & set (1M now facing 2L, 2M facing 1L)
9-16
1L & 2M stand (4 bars) while 2L dances Petronella turn & 1M, dancing in front of 2L, dances Petronella-to-Left (1M & 2L have changed places); All dance RH across once round
17-24
1M+2M Petronella turn & set while 1L & 2L, going inside them, Petronella-to-Left; all dance LH across once round
25-32
1L dances anticlockwise round others to 2nd place own side (8 bars) as 1M dances Petronella turn & follows partner 2nd place own side while
2L stands (2 bars), dances Petronella turn, dances anticlockwise round to 1st place own side as 2M stands (4 bars), dances Petronella turn & follows 1M to end in 1st place own side

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Hugh Foss Dances- 'The Reel' Issue 302 Elaine Davies Oct. 13, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
2-Couple Dances A - C Meinhard Reiser Feb. 27, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Scottish Sleuth Mary Olszowka March 30, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

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