A duple improper contra dance written by Roger Whynot.
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Record: LS 325/326
1-8 DO-SA-DO BELOW
Ones face twos and do-sa-do (neighbor).
9-12 STAR THROUGH
Those who did the do-sa-do then "star through" to change
places, facing across the set with near hands joined (women
use L, men use R).
13-16 CIRCLE HALFWAY ROUND
With the dancers across the set (two couples), circle four
17-20 BALANCE PARTNER
All bal partner (across the set).
21-32 SWING PARTNER
All swing partners and end with ones (actives) facing down,
33-40 LADIES CHAIN
The ladies chain up and/or down the set.
41-48 CHAIN BACK
Same ladies chain back.
49-56 RIGHT AND LEFT THROUGH
Right and left through up and/or down the set.
57-64 PROMENADE FULL AROUND THEM, ON TO THE
All promenade completely around the couple with whom
they did the right and left through and continue, passing
them, so that the ones (actives) move down the set one
place and the twos (inactives) move up the set one place.
Progression has been made.
To prompt this dance:
Intro: , With the one below do sa do;
1-8 , With them star through;
9-16 Circle half, balance partners;
17-24 Partner swing, ;
25-32 , Face up and down ladies chain;
33-40 , Chain back;
41-48 , Same four right and left through;
49-56 , Promenade round them on to the next;
57-64 , (Do sa do below).
As the dancers learn the dance, less prompting is necessary:
57-64 , Do sa do;
1-8 , Star through;
9-16 Circle half, balance and swing;
17-24 , ;
25-32 , Ladies chain;
33-40 , Back;
41-48 , Right and left through;
49-56 , Promenade and progress;
57-64 , Do sa do.
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