Of The Mills

By John Gallagher
Composed 1995

Levelmed-hard (assigned by the editor)
A1(4) Right-hands-across star 1/2
(4) Ladies continue while gents turn out over left shoulder and rejoin the star behind partner (end with ladies in original place, gents switched)
(4) Right-hands-across star 1/2
(4) Gents turn out over left shoulder and face across, while ladies continue until facing partner (gents are facing in, ladies facing out)
A2(16) Hey for 4, partners pass left shoulders to start
B1(16) Partners balance and swing
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(6) Hands across right-hand star once around
(2) Advance along the line one place (gent in the lead) to progress

Author's Notes:
Written for my partner Joan Vermeulen; Vermeulen is a Dutch last name meaning "of the mill".

Editor's Notes:
In A1 the turns should be fairly tight to finish in time. The timing in B2 looks tight, but in practice does not seem to be a problem.
Collected from the author January, 1996

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen