JUST A LARK
64 bar Reel for 2 Couples in a 2-couple set
Danced as a Medley with
Bars 1-32 as English Country Dance and
Bars 33-64 as Scottish Country Dance,
or else done with both halves the same.
|1-2||1M smoothly step LEFT advancing, then 1W (reach out Left foot, close with Right foot)|
|3-4||1s 1/2 turn BH and face down with NH joined; 2s face up on Bar 4|
|5-6||2s smoothly step RIGHT advancing, then 1s (dropping hands)|
|7-8||All turn 3/4 LH (Women finish back-to-back in center)|
|9-16||All LS hey [reel] for 4 across the set|
|17-18||All Skip right advancing, then left advancing [for SCD do Skip Change]|
|21-22||All skip right advancing, then left advancing|
|23-24||All cast back over RS (skip, to face partner down/up side lines)|
|25-32||All poussette half way, down/up and counter-clockwise (Men start on Left foot, with Push).
All turn twice and retire facing partner down/up [SCD: omit turns, poussette takes longer].
2M do NOT change feet before continuing
|33-64||Repeat Bars 1-32 with 2s as the active couple, from new positions oriented up/down.|
Note: at Bar 36, all will be 90 degrees rotated clockwise from position at Bar 1.
Suggested Tune: "Just a Lark". The sheet music (PDF or ABC format) is available upon request from the deviser.
Tune and Dance written and Copyright 2005 Helen Powell (leap [at] mindspring.com)