Dance The Saint John River 5829

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Prudence Edwards (1966)
Intensity
8000 8202 8888 8556 = 59% (1 turn), 59% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
Published in
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The Saint John River 4/4L · S32

1–
1W (1M following) cast off 1 place, cross to M side, cast off 1 pl, cross to W side, cast off 1 pl, cross to below 4M place opposite side (the meandering brook)
9–
1c dance (NHJ) up under arch by 4c {2}, 1½ BH turn {4}, dance up under arch by 2c to own places {2} (bridges and pools)
17–
1c lead down the middle, as 2c+3c+4c dance up the sides and follow ; 4C casts from the top as the others lead up and cast, 1c casting too (1,2,3,4) (inverting waterfalls on the tidal lower river).
25–
1c+2c+3c+4c dance BtoB ; 1M+2M & 1W+2W turn RH ½ {1}, 1M+3M & 1W+3W turn LH ½ {1}, 1M+4M & 1W+4W turn RH ½ {2} (river meets the sea)

The Saint John River 4/4L · S32

1-4
1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses, casts down behind 3rd Man
5-8
1L followed by partner crosses, casts behind 4th Lady & 1L crosses to 4th place opposite sides
9-16
1s dance up 1 place under 4s arch (2 bars), turn 2H 1.1/2 times (4 bars), dance up under 2s arch to original places
17-20
1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead down the middle (2s, 3s & 4s dance up sides to start)
21-24
When 4s meet at top they touch hands & then 4s followed by 3s, 2s & 1s cast back to places
25-32
All dance DoSiDo with partners, 1s change places on sides with 2s RH, with 3s LH & 4s with RH

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