By Paul Balliet
|Source||B. Hill, P. Balliet and C. Kopp, "Twirling Dervish Returns"|
|Level||easy-med (assigned by the editor)|
|A1||(2) Pass through along the line to new neighbors (omit for the walkthrough)|
(6,8) New neighbors gypsy and swing
|A2||(8) Long lines go forward and back|
(8) 1's swing, end facing up towards your neighbors
|B1||(6) 1's and 2nd gent circle left approx. 3/4 until 2nd gent is facing his partner|
(2) 1's make an arch and shoot gent 2 across to his partner
(8) 2's swing while the 1 California twirl
|B2||(12) Circle left 1 1/4 (until everybody is in original place), then make a wave with women in the center|
(4) Balance the wave
In B1 I use the call "face that man, circle left and pop him through". This fun old time square dance move launches the man into his partner's arms to begin the swing.
Becky Hill suggests using a southern tune. Jan Snow, a local writer, came up with the name.
This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 2/8/1999; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen