Dance The Rocking Horse 9888

Medley · 96 bars (S48+J48) · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: 4123)

Devised by
Muriel A Johnstone (1994)
Intensity
8080/0808/8888/8888/8888/8888 = 41% (1 turn), 83% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The rocking Horse is the ...

The rocking Horse is the symbol of the Children's Hospice Association, Scotland.

Muriel Johnstone has commented about the last 4 bars:
"This query has cropped up on a few occasions and we did issue an amendment to the instructions at one stage in the late 1990s I think it was. The last line of bars 45-48 of the original instructions should read '. . . . one place round the set clockwise.' so first couple finish in second place.

The Rocking Horse 4S · M96

1–
1c+3c A&R ; ½ R&L
9–
2c+4c A&R ; ½ R&L (3,4,1,2)
17–
All couples NHJ set | Petronella in tandem R ; All chase back 1 place clw | turn RH ¾ (W in centre)
25–
All W LHA while{4} all M chase clw ½ ; All face new P and set | turn RH ½ (M in centre)
33–
All M LHA while{4} all W chase clw ½ ; All face own P and set | turn RH ¾ to own place (1,2,3,4)
41–
Circle8 L ½ ; All set | cast L (back) one place L (4,1,2,3)

Repeat as J,S,J to own places.

The Rocking Horse 4S · M96

1-8
1s & 3s Adv+Ret & dance 1/2 R&L
9-16
2s & 4s repeat
17-24
All couples set NHJ, petronella-in-tandem 1 place to right. Each couple, with M leading, chase back 1 place & 1/2 turn RH
25-32
All Ladies dance LH across once round while Men dance round 1/2 way clockwise, Ladies face out & set to opposite Man & 1/2 turn RH
33-40
Men dance LH across once round while Ladies dance 1/2 way clockwise to original places, set to partners & turn RH to original places
41-48
All circle 8H round 1/2 way to Left; set, pull back LSh & cast 1 place. End having progressed 1 place round the set clockwise. 4 1 2 3
Repeat as a Jig, then as a Strathspey & finally as a Jig. Each time starting from new places

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Bonn 2018-12-17 Christmas Party Uta Hasekamp Dec. 11, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
160718 The More Unusual Dance Club 2016-07-18 Peter Dixon Nov. 24, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Bonn 2018-12-03 Uta Hasekamp Dec. 4, 2018, 11:44 a.m.
Munich Welcome Dance 25 May 2012 2012-05-25 Anselm Lingnau May 14, 2012, 8:51 p.m.
Munich St. Andrew's 2012 Rita Reil Nov. 16, 2012, 2:03 p.m.
Vienna 2014 Sunday Ball Lena Hamelbeck-Galle March 23, 2014, 10:14 a.m.
Christmas Ball Münster 2013 - Something New, Something Old 2013-12-21 Edwin Werner Nov. 22, 2019, 1:34 p.m.

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