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The Whirligig

3 couple longways

   Lead up a double and back; repeat.
   2nd couple go up through 1st couple and cast back to places; 
   cross going up and cast back. 
   Down through 3rd couple and cast back; 
   cross going down and cast back to places.
   Great cast, i.e. 1st couple followed by 2nd and 3rd couples cast 
   to 3rd place and stop there; 2nd and 3rd couples go through 1st couple
   and cast back up into 1st and 2nd places respectively.
   Repeat in new places. Great cast.
   Repeat again. Great cast.
   Partners side; repeat.
   2nd man arm R with 1st woman, and hey with 1st couple 
   while 2nd woman arm R with 3rd man and hey with 3rd couple. 
   2nd man and 2nd woman change ends and do exactly as partner did. Great cast.
   Repeat in new places. Great cast.
   Repeat again. Great cast.
   Partners arm R; arm L.
   1st couple followed by 2nd couple cast down to middle 
   and return to places; 
   1st and 2nd couples R hands across once round. 
   3rd couple followed by 2nd couple cast up to middle and return to places; 
   2nd and 3rd couples R hands across once round. Great cast.
   Repeat in new places. Great cast.
   Repeat again. Great cast.

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Another version

   The Whirligig    -    3 Couple Longways
   Part 1
   A1 ( 1 - 4)        All lead up a double and back.
      ( 5 - 8)        All lead up a double and back.
   B1 ( 1 - 4)        2nd couple lead up the middle and cast back down the 
                      outside to place.
      ( 5 - 8)        2nd couple œ figure of 8 up through 1st couple and cross 
                      back to place passing right shoulders (running step).
   B2 ( 1 - 4)        2nd couple lead down the middle and cast back up the 
                      outside to place.
      ( 5 - 8)        2nd couple 1/2 figure of 8 down through 3rd couple and 
                      cross back to place passing right shoulders (running step).
   A2 ( 1 - 4)        1st couple cast off down to bottom place followed by the 
                      2's and 3's (skip step).
      ( 5 - 8)        2nd couple followed by 3rd couple at the top lead down 
                      through 1st couple at the bottom and cast back up the 
                      outside to progressed positions (skip step).
   Progression 2-3-1  Movements for B1, B2 and A2 are then repeated two more times,
                      all ending up in original starting places.
   Part 2
   A1 ( 1 - 4)        Partners side over and back (Sharp style).
      ( 5 - 8)        Partners side over and back.
   B1 ( 1 - 8)        2nd man crosses over and arms 1st women by the right then 
                      immediately goes a whole hey with 1st couple passing 1st man left 
                      shoulder. Meanwhile, 2nd woman crosses over and arms 3rd man by the 
                      right then immediately goes a whole hey with 3rd couple passing 3rd 
                      woman left shoulder (running step).
   B2 ( 1 - 8)        2nd man crosses over and arms 3rd man by the right then immediately goes
                      a whole hey with 3rd couple passing 3rd woman left shoulder. 
                      Meanwhile, 2nd woman crosses over and arms 1st woman by the right then 
                      immediately goes a whole hey with 1st couple passing 1st man left shoulder 
                      (running step).
   A2 ( 1 - 4)        1st couple cast off down to bottom place followed by the 2's and 
                      3's (skip step).
      ( 5 - 8)        2nd couple followed by 3rd couple at the top lead down through 1st couple
                      at the bottom and cast back up the outside to progressed positions (skip step).
   Progression 2-3-1     Movements for B1, B2 and A2 are then repeated two more times, 
                         all ending up in original starting places.
   Part 3
   A1 ( 1 - 4)        Partners arm right.
      ( 5 - 8)        Partners arm left.
   B1 ( 1 - 4)        Top couple single cast to middle place and back to place followed by middle couple 
      ( 5 - 8)        Top 2 couples right hand star.
   B2 ( 1 - 4)        Bottom couple single cast to middle place and back to place followed by middle couple 
      ( 5 - 8)        Bottom 2 couples right hand star.
   A2 ( 1 - 4)        1st couple cast off down to bottom place followed by the 2's and 3's (skip step).
      ( 5 - 8)        2nd couple followed by 3rd couple at the top lead down through 1st couple 
                      at the bottom and cast back up the outside to progressed positions (skip step).
   Progression 2-3-1     Movements for B1, B2 and A2 are then repeated two more times, 
                         all ending up in original starting places.
ins_whirligig.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/15 21:52 (external edit)