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Mr Hamilton’s Inauguration

dup min proper AB 9/8

from Joseph Pimentel’s Goldcrest Collection

A (1-4) Nbrs LH Turn 1x;  
        2nd Corners Hole-in-the-Wall cross, passing LSh
  (5-8) Prtns RH Turn 1x;  1st Corners cross passing RSh
B (1-4) Circle L halfway;  Ptrs 2H Turn halfway
  (5-6) (Retaining inside hands, Ptrs open to face Nbrs)   
        Set L, Turn Single to R  into….
  (7-8) Single File Chase cw halfway into progressed 
        position (ready to turn new Nbr LH)

For Bruce Hamilton, president of CDSS from 2006 to 2012, celebrating his inauguration day, May 11, 2006.

Teaching Notes While it is unusual for second corners to lead a figure before the first corners, and for left-focused figures to precede right-focused ones, the flow of the dance should make this feel natural in dancers' bodies. I often hear my first calling mentor, Erna-Lynne Bogue, urging dancers to quiet their minds and allow their bodies to dance as they already know how to do. I like that this dance communicates the same message even without words. The texture change from A to B makes this dance more difficult than it appears at first glance. The briskness in A insists on strong connections with neighbor and partner, and the luxuriousness in B insists that dancers linger with their partner. I find mentioning this helps dancers enjoy the dance sooner.


ins_mr_hamiltons_inauguration.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/20 00:04 by mar4uscha