Dance O Wha's at The Window 5013

Jig · 40 bars · 5 couples · Longwise - 5   (Progression: 24153)

Devised by
John W Mitchell
Intensity
10,10,10,10,10/10,0,10,0,0/10,10,10,10,10/10,2,10,4,2 = 74% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Balance with Corners (BALNCE;CRNRS;)
  • Figure of Eight - half (FIG8;1C;HALF;)
  • Reel of five (REEL;R5;)
  • Grand Chain (GCHAIN)
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music
Extra info
10-bar phrases. The tune is ...

10-bar phrases. The tune is a popular alternative for The Wee Cooper O' Fife.

O Wha's at The Window 5/5L · J40

1–10
Mirror reels of 5 on sides. (1c&3c start out and down, 5c out and up, 2c&4c in and up. 1c&3c fin facing out.)
11–12
1c&3c cast off (2c&4c up).
13–16
1c&3c dance ½ fig8 round 4c/5c (fin 21x43x5).
17–20
1c&3c dance ½ fig8 round 2c/4c (fin 21435).
21–30
Grand chain (1 step/hand – 2c cross RH at top, 1c+4c, 3c+5c cross R on sides).
31–40
1c&3c turn ¾ RH to 1st corners (join LH w/corners) | balance in line ; turn ¾ RH to 2nd corners (join LH w/corners) | balance in line | turn RH moving down (4c&5c up) to fin 24153.

O Wha's at The Window 5/5L · J40

1-10
Mirror reels of 5 on sides (1s+3s out/down, 2s+4s in/up, 5s out/up to start)
11-12
1s+3s cast off 1 place (2s+4s step up)
13-16
1s+3s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 4s/5s
17-20
1s+3s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s/4s 2 1 4 3 5
21-30
All dance Grand Chain (1 step per hand - 2s cross RH, 1s+4s also 3s+5s change places RH on sides)
31-34
1s+3s 3/4 turn partner RH to give LH to 1st corners, 1s+3s balance in line
35-38
1s+3s repeat bars 31-34 with 2nd corners
39-40
1s/3s turn RH into 3rd/5th place own side (4s+5s step up). 1s+3s finish facing out ready to start again. 2 4 1 5 3

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: April 30, 2015, 1:23 a.m.
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

NameDateOwnerLast changed
FSCDC Fugues etc. 14 June 2014 2014-06-14 Anselm Lingnau June 14, 2014, 10:46 p.m.
Hamburg Class 2017-04-27/05-04/05-11 2017-05-13 Dieter Lange May 13, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Rhein-Main-Mini-Social, 14. April 2015 (F) 2015-04-14 Anselm Lingnau March 26, 2015, 9:54 a.m.
MSA Advanced 09.11.17 2017-11-09 Nameless Dancer Nov. 3, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
47th Frankfurt Spring Ball 2015 2015-04-18 Anselm Lingnau Dec. 19, 2014, 10:36 p.m.
FSCDC 10 February 2015 2015-02-10 Anselm Lingnau Feb. 11, 2015, 10:24 a.m.

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Good fun

Anselm Lingnau · Nov. 27, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

This is a fun dance with an interesting twist on 10-bar phrases. In my opinion it deserves more exposure. The recorded music (by Susan Worland and Andy Imbrie) is also very nice.

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