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Drop Your Pants Here

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DROP YOUR PANTS HERE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin, 2021

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 on sides (in/down to start) to below 3s; 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 3s to end above 3s in centre on opposite sides facing up
9-16 1s lead up (RH) to top, cross and cast (2s step up 11-12); 2s+1s+3s turn partner RH remaining in centre facing up ready for...
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s set, cross RH and chase clockwise ½ round to own sides. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Drop Your Pants Here 32J/R for 3Cs in a 4C set Gaye Collin

1-8 1C dance a ½ figure of 8 on the side, dancing in and down to start, followed by a ½ figure of 8 round the 3C, finishing above the 3C, in the middle of the set on opposite sides facing up.
9-16 1C lead up crossing over in top place and cast into 2nd place, (2C step up on 11+12), 2+1+3Cs turn RH to finish facing up in promenade hold.
17-24 2+1+3Cs dance the Allemande.
25-32 3+1+2Cs take hands on the side and set, cross over RH and chase ½ way round to finish back in the side-lines.

Repeat from second place

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gaye Collin, 2021)

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There is a large sign on the road leaving New Plymouth, New Zealand to come south which reads, "Drop Your Pants Here", referring of course to a sewing repair shop.

I felt these words calling out to me to devise a dance using these words.

1-4 the rolling down of the pants,
5-8 taking the pants off from around your ankles.
9-16 unzipping the pockets and shaking out any unwanted items.
17-24 threading the Needle on the sewing machine and repairing the pants.
25-32 folding the pants and putting them into a bag for pick-up.

(Dance information by the deviser, Gaye Collin)

Lanuova on 114 Rata Street, Inglewood, New Zealand is the shop referred to in this dance.

They specialise in alterations, dry cleaning, linen and towels hire, workwear, uniforms supply and stain removal.

Drop Your Pants Here
Drop Your Pants Here, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2021

Image copyright Gaye Collin, all rights reserved, 2021.

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