I have had an enquiry about this dance from Lydia Hedge, which makes me
wonder just how strong the punch was last night!
It is obvious to me now that the 4s would have a real problem dancing up to
2nd place on bar 4! - How about 4s dancing up to 2nd place on bar 2, before
they dance across to the men's side as normal? They need to get into 2nd
place facing down at the end of bar 4, in behind the 1s (as they reach 3rd
place!) - I was trying to keep as much of the allemande as possible! The
alternative would be to have the 4 couples dance the allemandes as normal
for 6 bars, then on the last 2 bars; 2s retire to top place, 4s retire to
2nd place (instead of 3rd), while 1s and 3s dance down into 3rd / 5th place,
as 5s step up into 4th place - I just think that a sort of "overlapping"
allemande is more fun.
> Devil Among the Cobblers - 5 x 32 Reel > > 1-8 1s 2s, and 3s 4s, Set, 1/2 RH wheel, Set, 1/2 LH wheel > > 9 - 16 1s and 3s lead down middle and up > > 17 - 24 1s 2s, and 3s 4s "Allemande" > 2s dance a normal Allemande to the top > 1s dance down to 3rd place on bar 4 > 4s dance up to 2nd place on bar 4 > 3s dance down to 5th place on bar 4 > 5s step up to 4th place on 3 & 4 > > Finish 2,4,1,5,3 > > 25 - 32 10 hands round and back > > If danced to an 8 x 32 recording, I would suggest that perhaps the switch > to this dance should occur on the 6th repetition, after the original 3rd > couple finish their first turn (the 5th repeat) in 3rd place. >