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  • Lydia Hedge

    Lydia Hedge May 12, 2006, 3:05 p.m. (Message 45264)

    Re: The Swan

    Original instructions sent privately. I imagine Romaine is fast asleep at this
    moment.
    
    Lydia
    
    >
    > I have a question about a dance again.
    >
    > "The Swan" was on a ball programm I attended some years ago.
    > I only have crib notes of it and have difficulties to interpret the last 8
    >       bars and can't remember how we have done it.
    >
    >
    > THE SWAN (S8x32) 2c (4C set) Aoteaora Coll. (NZ)
    > 1-8   All set, 1L & 2M cross RH for two, all cross LH on the Sidelines, All
    >       set.
    > 9-16  1L & 2L cast off one place (men step up about a half place), 1L & 2L
    >       lead up the middle to face partner,
    >       All turn partner 1½ RH for four, finishing 1c facing down, 2c facing
    >       up.
    > 17-24 Allemande to change places: 1c start down to the Right, Quarter turn,
    > Quarter turn, step to pass 2c,
    >       Quarter turn, step in-and-under, fall back, while 2c do the same
    > starting up to the Right, ... . 1c finish on opposite side of dance.
    >
    >
    > The "Original Crib" is:
    > 25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, __ cross diagonally LH, cast up___,
    >       while 2c lead up, cast down, lead up.
    >
    > Well, I don't know what "cross diagonally LH" means.
    > And then, if 1c cast up while 2c lead up (and it is a 2C dance) they will
    >       end on the same place...
    >
    > My interpretation is:
    > 25-32 All set; 1c cast off one place, ___cross up, cast down___, while 2c
    >       lead up, cast down, lead up.
    >
    > Does anybody know the original and can clear this?
    >
    > Or does anybody has a different interpretation?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Anja
    >
          

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