Hearts at Tynecastle

for my Dad, one of The Heart of Midlothian FC’s staunchest supporters

 

Suggested Tune:  Forever and Ever

 

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

 

1 – 4        1st couple dance a long cast to 2nd place and cross down (no hands) to finish back to back between 3rd couple.  (2nd couple step up on bars 3 & 4.)

5 – 8        1st couple and 3rd couple set once, 1st couple pulling back right shoulder to make a ¼ turn on each setting step to face own sides; 1st man and 3rd man turn right hand, as 1st woman and 3rd woman turn left hand, to finish with 1st couple in 2nd place on own side.

 

               “Heart to Heart”  (FIG. 1)

 

9 – 12      First corner “Left Shoulder Pass & Turn” from the sideline, 1st couple finishing left shoulder to left shoulder on the 2nd corner diagonal on bar 12.  1st couple turn sharply to their right to finish back to back facing 2nd corner positions.

13 - 16         Second corner “Left Shoulder Pass & Turn,” 1st couple passing left shoulder (no hands) to 2nd place on their own sides on bar 16.

               ________________

 

17 – 24    2nd couple, 1st couple and 3rd couple dance Crown Triangles.

25 – 28    1st man dances left hands across with 2nd couple

               WHILE

               1st woman dances left hands across with 3rd couple.

               1st couple pass left shoulders on bar 28.

29 – 32    1st woman dances right hands across with 2nd couple

               WHILE

               1st man dances right hands across with 3rd couple.

               1st couple finish in 2nd place on their own side.

 

Repeat the dance having passed a couple.

 

Note:  The dancing couple describes a floor pattern of two interlocking hearts as they execute bars 9-16.

                       

        April, 2004

 

 

Crown Triangles  (FIG. 2)

17 – 18  1st couple set advancing to finish back to back, woman facing up, man down.

19 – 20  1st couple form triangles as in double triangles with couples above and below.  All set and turn.

21 – 22  1st couple form triangles as in double triangles with dancers on sidelines.  All set and turn.

23 – 24  1st couple form triangles as in double triangles with couples above and below.  All set.

Condensed from the RSCDS Manual of SCD (1997) p. 6.13

 

 

 

FIG. 1:  Bars 9 – 16                                FIG. 2:  Bar 19

 

.      .      .            3M >                       < 2M

                        TOP                            < 1M 1W >                                TOP

.      .      .            3W >                      < 2W

3C             1C             2C