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A RETIRING FELLOW

Gary Roodman 1999
Longways for Four Couples
Duple Minor Improper
Historical English Style
Tune: A RETIRING FELLOW

A1 With neighbor, right hand turn once around, The
   women change places with each other by the right
   shoulder, then face neighbor (the person you just
   turned with) for a two-hand turn halfway, an end
   facing the other pair up or down the set. (Its nice
   for the women to maintain eye contact with neighbor
   as they Cross, )

A1 SIMILAR FIGURE FROM NEW PLACES; 
   With partner (who is up or down the get from you), right
   hand turn once around, Men change places with
   each other and face partner for a two-hand turn halfway,
   and end facing the other couple up or down the set.

    Everyone is now diagonally across from where they began, 
    
B1 1-2 SIDE-BY-SIDE SIDING: 
       Move forward to stand right shoulder
       to right shoulder with neighbor,
   3-4 All turn single left back to place.

B2     Side-by-side siding by the left shoulder with 
       neighbor and all turn single right back to place,

C      CHAINING RIGHT/LEFT HANDS ACROSS:
       Right-hands across halfway with your own couple;
       then in the middle, two couples left-hands across
       halfway; then on the ends, everyone right-hands
       across halfway. Everyone turn single,

D1, D2 With this last couple, do a whole poussette, women
       pulling first.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkb9mc9lh9g
MUSIC: “Mundesse”, which appears in the first edition of Playford’s The English Dancing Master (1651).

Teaching Point:
In B1 and B2, it is good to urge dancers to leave a little space in the middle as they do the siding, so that there is room for middle people to do the turn singles away.

ins_retiring_fellow.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/30 19:48 by mar4uscha