Spice of Life

By Bob Dalsemer

SourceBob Dalsemer's web site http://tri-county.main.nc.us/~dalsemer
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Neighbors allemande left 1 1/2; gents make an extra 1/2 turn to face in (but see note)
(8) Circle left
A2(8) Neighbors allemande right 1 1/2
(8) Ladies allemande left 1 1/2
B1(16) Partners balance and swing
B2(8) Promenade across
(8) Ladies (helped by the gents) move in front of their partners to make a right hand star 3/4 around to progressed places

Author's Notes:
For Chris Spicer on the occasion of his marriage to Kitty Hay.
The allemande left in A1 has two options.
Option #1: allemande left once around, gent faces in and slides a step or two to his left while he hands his neighbor's left hand around behind him into his right hand in preparation for the circle
Option#2: allemande left once and a half leaving the gent facing out. His neighbor then pushes on their joined hands to "flip" the gent around to face in for the circle.
I like option #1, which was inspired by a move from central West Virginia traditional square dancing.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 5/4/2000; edited by Russell Owen