Dance Washington's Ways 6931

Reel · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Elizabeth Lee Barnes
Intensity
800/822/888/888/888/888 = 60% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
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Extra info
From the original instructions "Devised ...

From the original instructions "Devised as a surprise for Harry Ways, and first danced in 1973. Harry was 'founding father' and first Chairman of the Scottish Country Dance Society of Washington, and is now the first President of the Washington, D. C. Branch, RSCDS. And well deserves a dance."

Washington's Ways 3/4L · R48

1-8
1s turn RH, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16
1s with nearer hands joined set to 2L, turn inwards & set to 3M, set 3L, turn & set to 2M & end BtoB (Man facing up & Lady down)
17-24
1s dance Double Triangles (up/down)
25-32
1s dance RH across (Man with 2s & Lady with 3s), 1s turn LH while 2s+3s chase clockwise 1/2 way
33-40
1s dance RH across with same couples (have changed places), 1s turn LH & end in 2nd places while 2s+3s chase clockwise 1/2 way
41-48
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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