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Marilyn Knight

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Chris,
This dance just sounds like so much fun!!! Do you have a book of your
own dances?
Sincerely,
Marilynn Latta Knight
Columbia, SC/USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Xxxxx1Xxxxxx@xxx.xxx [mailto:Xxxxx1Xxxxxx@xxx.xxx]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 9:29 PM
To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Subject: Re: Default

In a message dated 9/20/03 5:04:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
xxx.xxxxxx@xxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx writes:
> Any chance of publication, Chris? The title sounds intriguing as
> thought it is devised with humour.

Hello Ron. The title is indeed ironic, as the steps are anything but a
'default setting' for SCD. Anyway, here goes:

DEFAULT SETTING?

A 32-bar jig for three couples

Bars
1 - 4 1st couple set (one bar only) dance towards partner briefly,
then
cast to 2nd place and face down. 2nd couple step up on bars 3 and 4.

5 - 8 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance half a grand chain. To begin, 1st
and
3rd men, and 1st and 3rd women, change on the sides, while 2nd couple
change
at the top. Finish with polite turns.

9 - 16 1st couple set (one bar only), cast off again, meet below 3rd
couple
dance up to the top, cast to 2nd place, and finish back-to-back in the
centre
facing partner's 1st corner position (own 1st corner person)

17 - 20 1st couple set to 1st corners (one bar only) and dance half
a
diagonal reel of four. 1st couple passing by left shoulder finish
back-to-back in
the centre facing partner's 2nd corner position (own 2nd corner person)

21 - 24 1st couple set to 2nd corners (one bar only) and dance half
a
diagonal reel of four. 1st couple finish in 2nd place on own side.

25 - 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples taking hands on the sides set on right
foot
(one step only) and circle six hands round to the left for 3 bars; set
on left
foot (one step only) and circle to the right, finishing on own side.

Notes
1. After setting on right foot (on bars 1, 9, 17 and 21) dance skip
change of
step leading with left foot.
2. On bar 9, as they set (on right foot), 1st couple start turning
outwards
ready to cast.

Music: (I'm still searching!) For obvious reasons, I'm looking for
music
with a distinctive first bar in each 4-bar phrase. The music I've used
so far is
the 'Kiss Under the Stairs' track on the 'Happiness is Scottish Country
Dancing' CD.

Have fun with it!

Chris.

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