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Forty-Five Years Together

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FORTY-FIVE YEARS TOGETHER (32 bar reel for 4 couples) Anne-Miek Klokgieters

1-4 1st and 3rd couples advance into the middle (2 Pas de Basque), All join hands to make a line of four (right hand with partner) and set. 2nd and 4th couples step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th couples dance right hands across once round.
9-10 1st man dance round 2nd woman and down, 3rd woman dance round 4th man and up, while 1st woman and 3rd man dance a ¾ turn with the left hand.
11-12 1st and 3rd couples join in a line across the dance and balance in line.
13-16 1st couple with 2nd and 4th women, and 3rd couple with 2nd and 4th men, dance right hands across once round.
17-18 1st and 3rd couples turn partners with the right hand halfway round.
19-20 1st man and 3rd woman dance a ¾ turn with the left hand, while 1st woman dance round 4th woman and 3rd man dance round 2nd man to meet in the middle for a reel of four.
21-24 1st and 3rd couples dance a half reel of four down the middle of the set.
25-28 1st and 3rd couples turn partners with the right hand 1¼ times, 3rd couple finish in their own place.
29-32 1st couple lead to the top and cast off to the bottom.
Repeat, with a new top couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters, The Hague, 2007)


Dance Information

Dance devised for Dick and Henny Mackay, on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary, May 11, 2007.

Dance Information by the deviser, Anne-Miek Klokgieters.
Additional search terms: 45 Years Together.

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