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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