For All The Days Of Dance
Scottish Country Dance InstructionFor All The Days Of Dance Romaine Butterfield
A 32 bar strathspey for three couples in a four couple longwise set.
1-2 First couple cross down between second couple with right hands.
3-4 First couple cast up round second couple on opposite sides.
5-6 First couple dance down between second and third couples with nearer hands joined. Second couple step up.
7-8 First couple cast up round third couple on opposite sides.
9-16 Second, first and third couples dance six hands round and back.
17-20 First couple cross over giving right hands and cast to the right to finish with first man between second couple facing down and first woman between third couple facing up. On bars 19-20, second man and third woman advance one step towards each other and retire one step.
21-24 First couple change places up and down the dance with right hands and cast to the right to finish on own sides in second place. On bars 23-24, second woman and third man advance one step towards each other and retire one step.
25-28 Second, first and third couples dance back to back with partner.
29-32 Second, first and third couples turn partner with both hands once round.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Romaine Butterfield, 2016)
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Dance InformationThis dance, For All The Days Of Dance, was devised to mark Waikanae SCD Club (New Zealand) member Hilda Brodie's 90th birthday in 2016.
Suitable recorded music: 'Aging Gracefully' recorded by Gordon Shand and his Scottish Dance Band on RSCDS Book 47, track 4 (CD).
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