HOMOSASSA HORNPIPE

 

Improper duple contra written by Don Armstrong.

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Record: LS 163 (cued)/ 164 (music only)

Music: "Rickett's Hornpipe"

A1 (16 counts)
     (8)  ACTIVES CENTER, DO SA DO
     Passing R shoulders, the actives do-sa-do with their
     partners in the center of the set.
     (8)  WITH THE ONE BELOW, SWING AND WHIRL
     The active dancers face down the set (away from the caller)
     and swing the inactive dancer there (active man swinging
     inactive lady, etc.). All men place the lady they have swung
     on their right side and face the center of the set at the
     completion of the swing. Note that progression has been
     made. The active dancers find themselves down one place
     in the set, while the inactive dancers have moved up one
     place.

A2 (16 counts)
(8)  PUT HER ON THE RIGHT, HALF PROMENADE
     In promenade position, the couples exchange places with
     the couple across the set from them (their respective
     partners). They dance across   men passing L shoulders
     with each other   in four steps, and wheel there in place in
     four more steps to again face the center of the set, lady on
     man's R side.
(8)  RIGHT AND LEFT THROUGH
     Couples exchange places   returning to "their own" sides  
     with traditional "right and left through" action.

B1 (16 counts)
(8)  STAR BY THE LEFT
     The same four dancers star L exactly once around.
(8)  CHANGE HANDS, RIGHT HAND BACK
     The same four dancers star R exactly once around

B2 (16 counts)
(8)  THE MEN DROP OUT, THE LADIES CHAIN
     As the R hand star is completed, the men step back into
     their places in their respective lines, but the ladies may
     retain their R hand contact and flow smoothly into a
     traditional "ladies chain" action to be turned in the usual
     manner by the man in the opposite line.
(8)  CHAIN THEM BACK
     The ladies return to "their own" sides with the traditional
     "ladies chain" action.

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