Dance Gypsies

For Linda Bell Salter – my partner in “Where Is There Dancing Tonight?” crime

 

 

Original Tune:  ‘Dance Gypsies’ (John Turner  © Fiddletree Music 2005) 

 

Suggested recording:

 

8 x 32R for 3 couples in a 4C set                     devised by Moira Turner

 

1 - 6         1st couple dance reels of three on own sidelines, 1st couple dance out and down, 2nd couple in and up to begin.

7 - 8         1st and 2nd couples continue the reel to change places.

9 - 12       1st couple turn partner right hand, then 1st corner left hand to finish in the centre of the dance on the first corner diagonal facing partner.

13 - 16     1st couple and 1st corners half reel of four, 1st couple pass one another right shoulder to begin (corners dance out to right) and finish facing each other, again on the first corner diagonal (woman below her partner).

17 - 20     1st couple turn partner right hand, then 2nd corner left hand to finish in the centre of the dance on the second corner diagonal facing partner.

21 - 24     1st couple and 2nd corners half reel of four, 1st couple pass one another right shoulder to begin.  (Corners dance out to right.)  1st couple finish in 2nd place on opposite sides.

25 - 26     1st corners change places right hand.

27 - 28     1st couple cross right hand.

29 - 32     2nd corners change places right hand and all three couples set.

 

Repeat the dance having passed a couple. On bars 31-32 of the 2nd repetition, while 2nd couple set, 1st and 3rd women change places right hand in the sideline as their partners change places left hand.  3rd couple is ready to flow into the reels by dancing out and up.

 

     August, 2005