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Four Hands On Deck

Message 21545 · Terry Glasspool · 21 Jun 2000 01:12:19 · Top

While trying to devise a clean once-and-to-the-bottom transition for a
performance of Davy Nick Nack, my brain took a left turn and came up wi=
th
this variation (or "blatant rip-off," as Beth so elegantly put it).
It has developed its own following locally and has a feel sufficiently
different from Davy Nick Nack that we decided to give it its own name. =
It
also looks good from the outside.

Four Hands On Deck
(A variation of Davy Nick Nack, by Bob Campbell)

A 32 bar hornpipe for a 4 couple set
by Terry Glasspool

Note: Third and fourth couples begin the dance on partner's side (t=
wo
chords).
1-8 All four couples change places with partner giving right hands and=

set. Repeat to place.
9-16 1C & 4C (actives) turn 1=BD with right hands, cast in to the middl=
e of
the set (2C & 3C step out to the end), and dance left hands across=
=BD
ending ready to give RH to "first" corner person (1M & 3W).
17-24 All change places RH to put corners back to back in the cente=
r.
All set, facing on the diagonal.
All change places RH, actives ready for ...
Actives left hands across =BD ending ready to give RH to "second" =
corner
person (1M & 2W).
25-32 Repeat bars 17-22 with new corner, but actives end bar 29 fac=
ing
on the side of the dance.
Actives change places with LH on the side.
The order is now 241x3x, repeat from new places.
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