Dance The Maze 4248

See also: The Maze (4S, Gertz: Portland: 20th), The Maze (3/3L, Crighton: Doncaster - Decade)

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Nancy Hutchinson (1975)
Intensity
800/844/888/888/888 = 80% (1 turn), 60% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
At the ceilidh preceding the ...

At the ceilidh preceding the annual London Branch workshop in March of 1975, the Glenfinnan dancers demonstrated this dance, and announced a contest to name it. The winning entry, selected by the composer, was “The Maze”, suggested by the configuration of bars 17-32.

In the published original instructions both text and diagrams have errors. The e-crib editors have received the corrections by a private e-mail from the deviser. The essential correction is that on bar 16 1c finish on OPPOSITE sides (2x.1x.3x). From that position, 1c dance the full pattern [17-30], finishing on [31-32] by dancing to meet their partner on the midline (1W above, 1M below) and facing 1/4 Right, ready for the RHA.

The Maze 3/4L · R40

1--
1c turn RH | cast off (2c up) ; turn LH to face 1cnr
9--
1c+1cnrs ½Reel4 and pass Lsh ; repeat with 2cnrs, 1c finish on opposite side (3x,1x,2x)
17--
1c set | petronella turn to midline while{4} 2c+3c petronella turn to midline | 2c+3c set, with 3W+2M setting BtoB changing places as in DTr ; repeat figure to sidelines.
25--
Repeat [17-24] (now 3M+2W change places while setting BtoB), but on [31-32] 1c advance to meet P on midline (1W above, 1M below) and face R, ready for
33--
2c+1W & 1M+3c RHA ; 2c+1M & 1W+3c LHA (2,1,3)

The Maze 3/4L · R40

1-8
1s turn RH, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16
1s dance 1/2 diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners & 1/2 reel of 4 with 2nd corners ending 2nd place opposite sides
17-24
1s set & petronella turn to centre as 2s+3s petronella turn to centre & set (3L+2M change places when setting), 1s+2s+3s repeat to sides
25-32
1s+2s+3s repeat bars 17-24 (3M+2L change places when setting), 1s end dancing into centre & individually turn 1/4 right into …
33-40
1L with 2s also 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
NameDateOwnerLast changed
Darmstadt_2019_09_23 2019-09-23 OnYourToes Darmstadt Sept. 16, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Heidelberg Halloween Ball 2019 "Into the Woods" 2019-10-26 SchloBDancers Heidelberg June 2, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

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