Forty-Five Years Together
Scottish Country Dance InstructionFORTY-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 InformationDance 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.