KE NAKO - IT IS TIME
In honour of the 2010 Soccer World Cup - proudly hosted by South Africa.
32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set
|1-2||1st, 2nd and 3rd couples turn partners once round with two hands and stay in the middle facing their partners.|
|3-4||1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set to their partners and pass left shoulders on the second setting step to finish back to back with their partners facing opposite sides.|
|5-8||1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance out to opposite sides and chase half way round the set to finish in the order 3, 2, 1 with 2nd couple facing 1st corners.|
|9-16||2nd couple dance set to corners and partners with their corners. On the last two bars 2nd couple set advancing and pass left shoulder on the second setting step to finish with 2nd woman facing 3rd couple at the top and 2nd man facing 1st couple at the bottom.|
|17-20||2nd woman and 3rd couple dance right hands across once round. 2nd man and 1st couple dance likewise.|
|21-24||2nd woman, followed by 3rd woman and 3rd man and at the same time 2nd man, followed by 1st man and 1st woman, dance the snake pass to finish on own sides in the order 1, 2, 3:
2nd woman, followed by 3rd woman and 3rd man, cross down and chase anticlockwise through 3rd man and 3rd woman's place to 2nd woman's place while 2nd man, followed by 1st man and 1st woman, cross up and chase anticlockwise through 1st woman and 1st man's place to 2nd man's place. 2nd couple pass left shoulder to start.
|25-28||1st and 2nd couples set, 1st couple cast off into 2nd place while 2nd couple, joining nearer hands with partners, dance up and curve the long way round into 1st place.|
|29-32||1st and 3rd couples set, 1st couple, joining nearer hands with partners, dance down and curve the long way round into 3rd place while 3rd couple cast up into 2nd place.
The order is now 2, 3, 1.
|Repeat twice more.|
Devised by Wouter Joubert (WouterJ [at] tshwane.gov.za), Pretoria, South Africa, June 2010.
Recommended tune: "Of Meetings and Partings" by Wouter Joubert
The Tswana expression "Ke nako" which can be translated with "It is time" was widely used during the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
[UPDATED to correct wording of bars 29-32 on 5 July 2010]