Dance Land Of The Heather Hills 3690

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 3142)

Devised by
Barry Priddey
Intensity
8008/8448/8448/8888 = 75% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Extra info
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The title was suggested by a line by R. L. Stevenson: "In the land of the heathery hills".

Land Of The Heather Hills 4/4L · S32

On 2nd chord, 3c+4c cross to opposite side (1,2,3x,4x)

1--
1c & 4c set | 1W followed by P casts behind 2W, dances in front of 3M, casts up and crosses to face 2M while{6} 4W followed by P casts behind 3W, dances in front of 2M, casts down and crosses to face 3M (2c & 3 c step out on [7-8])
9--
1c+4c ½ Reel3 in tandem in 1 diag (with lead change), on [12], 1M+4W & 4M+1W turn LH ½, 1c (1W leading) facing up to 2W, 4c (4W leading) facing down to 3W ; repeat [13-16] in 2 diag (with lead change), 1c facing across to 2M, 4c facing across to 3M
17--
Repeat [9-16], on [24], 1M+4W & 4M+1W turn LH ½ to sidelines in Reel4 position (2,1x,4,3x)
25--
Parallel ½ Reels4 on sidelines, on [27-28] 1c+4c meet, turn BH (to 3x,1x,4,2) ; all set | cross RH (3,1,4x,2x)

Land Of The Heather Hills 4/4L · S32

2 chords - on 2nd chord 3s & 4s cross to opposite sides

1-8
1s & 4s set, 1L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 on Ladies side round 2L+3M & end diagonally facing 2M (partner behind her) while 4L followed by partner cast to dance Fig of 8 round 3L+2M & ends diagonally facing 3M (2s & 3s step up/down on bars 7-8)
9-16
1s+4s dance 1/2 diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s+4s pass LSh (1/2 turning other partner LH) & dance a 1/2 Alternating Tandem reel of 4 with 2nd corners & end passing LSh (1/2 turning other partner) & face 1st corners
17-24
1s+4s repeat above reels, pass LSh & 1/2 turn other partner to end singly on opposite sides (from which they started) order 2 (1) 4 (3)
25-32
All dance 1/2 reels of 4 on sides, 1s+4s do not pass LSh but turn 2H to (3)(1) 4 2, all set & cross RH

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