Dance Our Highland Queen 5120

Strathspey · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
John Drewry (1971)
Intensity
8888/8080/8080/8404/8888 = 70% (1 turn), 70% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Our Highland Queen 4/4L · S40

1–
1c+2c & 3c+4c DblFig8, 1c & 4c cast to start (1,2,3,4)
9-12
1c cast to 3pl | turn BH and face down while{4} 3c turn BH to face up | dance up between 2c
13-16
1c dance between 4c | cast up to 3pl while{4} 3c cast off to 3pl | turn BH and face down
17-20
1c turn BH and face up | dance up between 2c while{4} 3c dance down between 4c | cast up to 3pl
21-24
1c cast to 3pl | turn LH to face 2cnrs while{4} 3c turn BH to face up | dance to top (3,2,1,4)
25–
1c+2cnrs Pass&Turn, 1c turning R to face 1cnr ; 1c+1cnrs Pass&Turn , finish (3,2,1,4)
33–
All set | 3c+2c & 1c+4c RHA | 3c cast off while{2} 2c dance up and 1c dance down and 4c cast up (2,3,4,1)

Note: On [9-24] 1c & 3c both repeat the sequence »cast-turn-dance« for eight segments, starting at different points. Good phrasing is required on [11], [17] and [23] when 3c dances away from 3pl as 1c comes in to turn.

Our Highland Queen 4/4L · S40

1-8
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance double Fig of 8 (1s & 4s cast to start)
9-12
1s cast to 3rd place & turn 2H while 3s turn 2H & dance up b'tw'n 2s
13-16
1s dance down between 4s & cast up to 3rd place while 3s cast to 3rd place then turn 2H
17-20
1s turn 2H & dance up between 2s while 3s dance down between 4s, cast up to 3rd pl
21-24
1s cast to 3rd pl & turn LH to face 2nd crnrs while 3s turn 2H & dance up top
25-32
1s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & turn RH to face 1st corners, dance Pass+Turn with 1st crnrs to end in 3rd place own sides. 3 2 1 4
33-40
All set, 3s+2s also 1s+4s dance RH across, 3s cast to 2nd place while 2s dance up & 1s dance down. 2 3 4 1
NameDateOwnerLast changed
FSCDC 31 January 2012 2012-01-31 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 4, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
FSCDC 21 April 2015 2015-04-21 Anselm Lingnau May 18, 2015, 10:48 a.m.

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