Star Trek

By Mike Richardson
Composed September 27, 1990

SourceMike Richardson, "Crossing the Cascades"
Levelmed (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Hands across right-hand star
(8) Ladies chain
A2(16) Hey, ladies pass right shoulders to start
B1(4) Ladies cross the set, passing right shoulders
(12) Partners swing
B2(8) Long lines go forward and back
(6) Hands across right-hand star
(2) Partners advance one place along the line to progress, gents in the lead

Author's Notes:
This dance is also* a personal favorite of the ones I have written. It flows very smoothly from figure to figure and has the novel star-to-star transition from B2 to A1.
It was pointed out to me that this dance is extremely similar to "Stars of Joy" by Kate Chaitin of San Francisco, California. I agree, and simply plead convergent evolution, because it was not conscious imitation. I think that the star-to-star transition here is a bit smoother and more forgiving than the usual star-to-star as in "Stars of Joy".
*see "Pieces of Eight"

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen