Dance The Lily In The Valley 3812

Strathspey · 96 bars · 4 couples (2x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
Iain Boyd (1972)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Completed on Saturday 25th November ...

Completed on Saturday 25th November, 1972 but slightly modified twice since then.

No specific recorded music exists but Stan Hamilton's "The Saint John River " may be used if the dancers are patient enough to stand for 32 bars until the second tune begins.

The Lily In The Valley 4/4L · S96

2s & 4s start on opp sides

Figure 1

1-8
All set & cross RH, all set & cross back RH
9-16
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 1/2 RH across, (2 bars) all pull back LSh cast round clockwise back to same place (2 bars); 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across. 2(1)4(3)
17-24
2s+1s also 4s+3s Set+Link twice
25-32
2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H round to left 1/2 way (2 bars), Men turn Lady on right 2H (2 bars); all circle 8H 1/2 round to left. End 4(3)2(1)

Figure 2

1-8
All set & cross RH, 4s face 3s & 2s face 1s on sides (no polite turns); 4s+3s & 2s+1s turn LH 1.1/2 times. Ladies face in, Men face out (4)3(2)1
9-16
3s+4s also 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32
All turn Men turn Lady on sides (on their left) LH into Allemande hold & promenade anticlockwise 1/2 way, 1/2 turn 'Allemande partner' under Man's right arm to end (1)2(3)4

Figure 3

1-8
1L+2M also 3M+4L dance RH across, 1L+2M also 3M+4L dance across between partners & cast right to vacant places (keeping Lady on left)
9-16
Top 2 couples also bottom 2 couples dance R&L
17-24
1M+2L also 3L+4M repeat bars 1-8 but dancing LH across & casting left (4)3(2)1
25-32
4s+3s also 2s+1s dance 1/2 R&L, turn partner RH 1.1/2 times to end 3(4)1(2)

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