DE'IL AMANG THE GAYLORS
32-bar Reel for 4 couples in a 6- or 8-couple set
|1C & 2C, and 3C & 4C: Set, RH across halfway, set, LH across halfway
|1C & 4C diagonal rights and lefts halfway
|All: Cross RH with opposite, set to opposite, change places LH with partner, set to partner.
|Eight hands round and back
During the second repetition, 1C and 2C dance with 5C and 6C, while 3C and 4C stand out at the top.
In a six-couple set: during the third repetition 3C and 4C dance with 5C and 6C while 1C and 2C stand out at the bottom, then the pattern repeats three more times.
In an eight couple set, the progression of couples resembles the progression of individuals in a normal 8-person set.
Suitable music: De'il Amang the Tailors
Devised by Mike Briggs (briggslaw [at] yahoo.com), 2007, for Ian and the rest of the Gaylor clan of Madison, Wisconsin
Comment from: Denise Smith Visitor
We danced this in class in Brisbane, Queensland on Monday 23 June. It was great fun and the class really enjoyed the sameness/ difference to the dance it was based on. We did it in an 8 couple set and it worked beautifully.