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THE DESIGNING WOMAN

Duple Minor Longway
Historical English Style
Tune: THE DESIGNING Woman

A 1-4 First corners (M1-W2) turn by right hand end
      facing partners on the diagonal, 
  5-8 SEMI-HEYS FOR FOUR ON DIAGONAL;
      First corners Pass partners by the right, loop tight
      and go back to original Places, while, second
      corners do a real half hey on the diagona], Passing
      partner by the right, each other by the left, ang
      turning right into new places.
      
  9-12 Second corners (M2-W1) turn by right hand and
       end facing partners on the other diagonal,
  13-16 SEMI-HEYS FOR FOUR on THE OTHER DIAGONAL: 
        Second Corners pass partners by the
        right, loop right and go back to the Places where
        you began your right hand turn, while; first corner
        do a real half hey, passing partner by the right,
        each other by the left, and turning right into new
        places.

            [Couples are now progressed and improper, |

B 1-2 All fall back along lines.
  3-4 Come forward and pass through.
  5-6 Face away from your neighbor and fall back along
      the lines, passing right shoulders (as in “Lilli
      Burlero”).
  7-10 Circle hands-four once around.

C 1-4 First couple cast into second place and face up,
      while second couple lead up, cast away, and face
      down.

  5-10 INTERWOVEN MIRROR-IMAGE HEYS ALONG THE LINES: 
       First couple lead up into
       mirror-image heys with your second couple and
       the next second couple above, back to places, while
       second couples move down the outside into (reverse) mirror-
       image heys with your first couple and the next first
       couple below, to places.

  11-12 All turn single and face new couple to begin again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7OSZSX1NAk&t=94s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8psOYFow8&t=94s Redesigned

MUSIC: Adapted from “Vivace” from Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, RV 58, by Antonio Vivaldi. To regularize the music for dancing, I have had to omit a bar or two in the A part and round off some endings to bring them to resolution. I am hoping that Vivaldi and my friends will forgive me.

Teaching Point 1:
In A(1-8), I teach the first corners their part first and then fold in the half hey for the second corners. Then I do the opposite for A(9-16).

Teaching Point 2:
It is helpful in B(5-10) to have everyone stop to get oriented for the heys. Each couple will do the hey with the two couples facing them (their own and next one). First couples always turn foward each other at the top and bottom of the hey, second couples turn away from each other at the top and bottom. This dance is dedicated to Judy Grunberg who designed the covers for all of my Calculated Figures books and for my CDs. I have often said that Judy's designs are the main reason people pick up my books and CDs and buy them. I am eternally grateful to my long-time friend.

ins_designing_woman.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/26 02:17 by mar4uscha