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Birgits danse





To Bodil and Mogens Silverwedding
By Birgit Rasmussen 2001
Square
Level: Difficult

A1

All join hands, to the center and back (8)
All eight left hand star once around (8)

A2

Continue the left hand star, Ladies cast off over right shoulder, Back to partner (8)
Right elbow swing out to place
With buzzstep; to make a proper swing look at your partner and grip your own hands (8)

B1

1st couple promenade inside the square once around back to place, end facing to the right (8)
1st and 2nd couple right and left through over, 1st couple end facing 3rd couple (8)

B2

1st and 3rd right and left through, 1st end facing 4th (8)
1st and 4th right and left through, end square the set. (8)

There will always be a new 1st couple, coming from the right side ( 2nd, 3rd, 4th will be 1st in this sequence ).

Sequence: four times the same



I have as an example used the following for the beginning, break and end.

A1

Head gents and corner ladies diagonal pass over and cast alone
You turn half around yourself, away from your companion (8)
Side gents and corner ladies diagonal pass over and cast alone (8)

A2

Present side lady stands to the left of side gent
Sides pass opposite by right shoulder, cast alone (8)
Present head lady stands to the left of head gent
Heads pass opposite by right shoulder, cast alone (8)

B1

Side gents and left corner ladies diagonal pass over by right shoulder, cast alone (8)
Head gents and left corner ladies diagonal pass opposite, by right shoulder, cast alone to partner
You end in the square on the wrong side of your partner (8)

B2

All balance (4)
Swing partner, end square the set. (12)

Music: Salmonberry: New England Contra Dance Music: Quindaro, St. Joseph's Reel

Bodil and Mogens had been married for 25 years. As very good dancers they should enjoy a really complicated dance.

ID: 2076

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