Dance The Micmac Rotary 4354

Reel · 96 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
John Drewry (1982)
8080/8888/0808/8888/4444/4444/8888/8888/8888/6666/6666/8888 = 79% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
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According to Bruce Herbold (in ...

According to Bruce Herbold (in issue 2171) this dance was first published in the 1983 Autumn collection (though not currently listed in the SCDDB entry for that publication).

In that 1983 publication (and as we usually dance it in the San Francisco area because Mr Drewry taught it here at a workshop in about 1983) it is suggested that, if the dance is to be danced twice, that the women change partners into the neighboring set during the closing promenade and then change back at the end of the second time through. At the workshop IIRC Mr Drewry explained that this was prompted by teh fact that where it was first danced two dance halls were connected by a wide doorway, but that the two halls were not big enough for two sets so he added the swap of partners as each couple passed heh doorway. Knowing Mr Drewry this might be embellishment, but it is how we dance it here.

I think it might also be worth noting that this is the first dance with La Baratte.

The Micmac Rotary 4S · R96

Fig 1

1s+3s set & dance "La Baratte":
Men 1/2 turn Lady RH & retains hand but at arm's length from each other
Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) & releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
Couples change places LH to change places facing out
2s+4s (prom hold) Adv+Ret while 3s & 1s Promenade anticlockwise 3/4 way round to face out to side couples (1s face 4s & 3s face 2s), all (in prom hold) pass facing couples RSh, 1s & 3s dance back to original places while side couples dance in & round opp couple LSh & return to pl
Repeat bars 1-16 with 2s & 4s dancing "La Baratte" & Promenading round

Fig 2

1L+2M & 3L+4M 1/2 turn RH & dance RH across 1/2 way, 1L & 3L turn their own corners RH 1.1/2 times to place
2L & 4L repeat bars 1- 8
All set to partners, petronella turn (Ladies BtoB) & set twice On second setting the Ladies turn right about to form a circle while partners dances in behind them & place hands on their hips
Ladies circle 4H round to left (small steps) with partners behind them then & all turn partners RH back to places

Fig 3

All circle 8H round & back
Ladies dance RH across & turn partners LH 1.1/2 times to bring Men into middle
Men dance RH across & turn partners LH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
All Promenade round

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