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NEWCASTLE CIRCLE (big circle formation, all facing center)

   Don Bell revised 2/03 Tune: Newcastle 
   Dance written for beginner instruction
   A1        ALL WALK FORWARD A DOUBLE INTO THE CTR & BACK 
           ALL SET R & L (in place facing center) , TURN SINGLE RIGHT
   A2        repeat A1
   B1        PARTNERS RIGHT-HAND TURN 
           PARTNERS LEFT-HAND TURN (back to place)
   B2        PARTNERS BACK TO BACK
           PASS PARTNER BY RIGHT-SHOULDER
           WO-HAND TURN NEXT PERSON (new partner) ONCE
           LL DROP HANDS & FACE THE CENTER
   TEACHING POINTS 
   - need to take partners 1st – dance angels raise hands, beginners pick one
   - lady on man’s right, man on lady’s left
   - mood/attitude – let dance express your inner joy, there is beauty in
    moving in time to the music
   - single =  R, together; double = R,L, R together 
   - start walking forward with right-foot -L-R-together, then back
   -  Set R (small hop (spring lightly) on right foot, bring left to right, change weight briefly to left and then to the right) the Set L …
   OR easy way just hop R then L (unlike contra balance)
   - Turn Single – turn clockwise to your R in a small circle, 4 steps to get back to place
   - Turns - take R hand with partner chest height– demo handshake hold, elbows slightly bent, W formation, luxurious length, equal 
   tension 1-2 lbs (giving weight), body turned in direction of movement, smile, eye contact, once around back to place, don’t hold on too long! let go in time; then Left turn back to place
   - back-to-back (dos-si-dos), face partner, pass by R shoulder, move sideways just enough to clear partner, fall back passing L shldr
   - 2-hand turn – chest height, elbows bent arms held wide, 
   body turned in direction of movement, equal tension, 
   let go just in time at end of figure
ins_newcastle_circle.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/15 21:50 (external edit)