Dance The Happy Couple 9656

See also: The Happy Couple (4/4L, Mitchell: Thistle Dubh 2), The Happy Couple (4/4L, Swirles: Friendship Bk.)

Jig · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Peter Avery (1998)
800/880/808/888/800 = 45% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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This dance was devised for ...

This dance was devised for the marriage of Sylvia Smith and Frank Malcolm. Sylvia has been a stalwart member of the Branch demonstration team for many years as well as being a highly respected teacher of both adults and children. The music was written for the dance by Freda Phillipson. The dance and the music were performed for the first time at a dance celebrating their wedding on 18th April 1998.

The Happy Couple 3/4L · J40

1s cross RH & cast (2s step up), 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 up round 2s, finishing in prom hold facing 2L
1s+2s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 2L RSh). 1s finish facing 3L
1s+3s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 3L LSh), 1s finish in centre facing Ladies' side, drop RH
1s dance out between 2L & 3L, cross LH, cast back into centre & turn RH 1.1/4 to finish facing up NHJ while 2s+3s set twice and turn partner RH, finishing 2HJ in centre making two arches
1s dance up between 2s, cast, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place. 2s and 3s step back to sidelines end bar 40. End 2 1 3

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